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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

Launching our first cloud instance

Now that we have a running OpenStack Compute environment and a machine image to use, it’s now time to spin up our first cloud instance! Let’s see how we can use the information from the nova image-list and nova flavor-list commands to reference this on the command line to launch the instance that we want.

Getting ready

The following steps are to be carried out on our network node under the user that has access to our OpenStack Compute credentials (as created in the Installation of command-line tools on network recipe).

Ensure you are logged in to the network node and that it has Internet access to allow us to install the required packages in our environment for running OVS and Neutron. If you created this node with Vagrant, you can execute the following command:

vagrant ssh network

Before we spin up our first instance, we must create the default security settings that define the access rights. We do this only once (or when we need to adjust these) using the...