To configure your VM before you launch it, do the following steps:
- On the VM icon, click on the options menu button, and from the options menu, select Edit
- Change the configuration options as described in this section
- Click Save
To configure the basic general VM settings, optionally set the following:
- VM friendly name. Power-on is in alphanumeric order
- Guest setup in private cloud
- You can request a Guest initial password that will be sent by SMS or email
- Fully qualified domain name that the platform will set at deploy time
- Hardware profile and/or CPU, RAM and Cores per socket
To enable remote access to the VM:
- Select the Enable remote access check-box
- Display and optionally change the password for the remote access connection
Before you deploy:
Check that your user account has an SSH public key. See Configure your user account. You will need the SSH private key to log in to your VM
In public cloud regions, assign:
a public IP to your VM. See VM Network
- a firewall policy to allow access to the appropriate SSH or RDP port. See VM Firewall
You can now continue with further configuration or Save and deploy your VM.
If you don't add any IP addresses, the platform will automatically add one on the default network.
To configure IP addresses on your VM, do these steps:
- Select the Private, External, or Public tab
- For private and external, select the network
- Create NICs as required:
- To use an existing IP address, drag and drop it into the NICs list
- To request an automatically created NIC and IP, drag and drop the "Automatically generated IP" tag into the NICs list
- For private networks, to create a new IP address and NIC, click the + button
- For public networks, to obtain a new IP address, click the + button, select the network, and select the IP address
- Continue configuring your VM or click Save to finish
In private cloud, you can create additional hard disks that are not persistent. This means that when you undeploy the VM or remove the hard disk, the platform will delete your hard disks and destroy all data on them. To store the contents of a hard disk, create an instance template that will copy the hard disk to the template library.
To add a hard disk:
Click the add button at the top right of the Storage tab
Select Assign virtual disk.
In the dialog the options will depend on the platform configuration
You must enter the size and the controller type
- Advanced options: to force the creation of a new controller, assign a new bus value. The platform will return the bus value assigned by the provider
- Optionally select the datastore tier with the appropriate storage service level
- Click Save
Note that you cannot change the size of the primary disk before you deploy a VM.
Select the firewall policies to add. You can add as many firewall policies as necessary, up to the cloud provider's limit. If you can't see the expected policies, you may need to synchronize with your provider or wait for the platform to update provider data
Select the load balancers to use for the VM.
To enable monitoring and metrics do these steps:
- Select the Fetch metrics checkbox, which will retrieve all metrics
- Select from the available options for your provider, for example, for AWS, you can select basic or advanced monitoring
- Select the metrics you would like to display for your VM