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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

By : Egle Sigler, Kevin Jackson, Cody Bunch
Book Image

OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

By: Egle Sigler, Kevin Jackson, Cody Bunch

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook Third Edition
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Using OpenStack Dashboard to launch instances

Launching instances is easily done using the OpenStack Dashboard. We simply select our chosen image, choose the size of the instance, and then launch it.

Getting ready

Load a web browser, point it to our OpenStack Dashboard address at, and log in as a user, such as the demo user created in the Adding users to Keystone recipe of Chapter 1, Keystone – OpenStack Identity Service, with the password openstack.

How to do it...

To launch an instance by using the OpenStack Dashboard interface, carry out the following steps:

  1. Navigate to the Images tab under the Compute section and select an appropriate image to launch—for example, the trusty-image server image:

  2. Click on the Launch button under the Actions column applying to the image to be launched.

  3. A dialog box appears requesting a name for the instance (for example, horizon1). Choose a flavor type of m1.tiny for the instance:

  4. Next select the Access & Security tab and choose the key...