Now that we have launched a brand new user interface for City Cloud, we thought it might be a good idea to go through some of the functionality. In this first in a series of posts, we will concentrate on the creation of servers in City Cloud.
The new City Cloud interface is available at http://citycontrolpanel.com. In order to create servers in our datacenter in Stockholm, you have to use the new interface. Log in with the same username and password that you already have to the old interface.
Click the “Server” button in the main menu
Start creating a server by clicking “Create server”
The first parameter that we are going to choose is which image to install on the virtual machine. You can browse between our available images either listed by Operating System or by Application. You can also install from an ISO-file to gain better control of how and what is installed.
When you have found a suitable image for your virtual machine, click on it to continue.
Now it´s time to define the hard ware specifications of your virtual machine. You simply choose where it should be created, how much resources it should have and give the server a name. You can easily get a good overview of the cost, bot hourly and monthly.
Your server is now being installed and once it has finished, it will show up in the listing to the left.
Now, you may wonder why it is categorized as “NoTag”. Well, that is because we haven´t tagged it yet. As you can see in the listing, this perticular account has a couple of sub-catergories named “CS”, Backup”, “OwnCloud” etc. Those are tags, defined by the user and perfect for you if you have a lot of server to keep track of. Here is how you tag your servers:
Click the server name from the left menu to open the detail view of the server. Then click the little plus sign where it says “Tags”. Add your tags and you´re all set!
That was quick guide #1 – How to create a server in the City Cloud interface. Stay tuned for more quick guides on how to manage your City Cloud account.