Frequently Asked Question
This guide shows how to create a new Instance in OpenStack. Be sure to create or import SSH keys first.
In your OpenStack project, Open
Instances under the
Click on button
You will be greeted with the
Launch Instance popup. Fields marked with
* are mandatory.
Source you can choose the an image with the arrow on the right side and also the size of your root drive.
Flavor tab is for allocation of resources. Click the arrow again key to choose one.
Key Pair tab add your SSH keys to the newly created Instance.
To add an SSH Key use the Arrows again.
If you need help to import an SSH key see How to create SSH keys?
When you're satisfied with your settings click the blue
The status will change to
From there you may start using your virtual machine
Or if this is your first VM, you will need to assign a Public or "Floating IP" address to remotely access your VM.
These IPs can be freely assigned to any of your VMs and provide a gateway into your Openstack network.
Click as shown above.
Associate your IP address with your VM.
Remote access to VM is now possible with the default username for your chosen image.
i.e CentOS images - Username: centos
For Ubuntu images - Username: ubuntu
You will have been provided with a DNS entry tied to this IP address.
This can be used to simplify the login procedure.
For example to access an ubuntu VM with the Floating IP assigned:
As always, for any further assistance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.