New functionality in City Cloud – Customized Virtual Machines

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City CloudWe have recently made some upgrades in the City Cloud platform and thereby gained access to a great new feature. Thanks to the recent release we are now able to provide you the ability to customize your Virtual Machines.

Our customers continuously provide us with valuable information and feature requests. This is a big step towards the goal of having a platform that supports uploading of customer created images. We now give you the option to customize some of the most popular operating systems even though uploading your own copy is not yet available.

 

Prior to the new release, you were able to install a copy of a preinstalled operating system. This means that we have prepared and installed the operating systems in a default mode and made an image of it. All these pre-installed images are still available through the App Center. With this new feature, you will be able to do the installation process yourself. Perhaps there are some functions that you wish to install and some that you dont – the choice is all yours.

 

How to create a server with a customized image

1Klick the “New VM” button in the control panel.
New VM

2 Choose the “Install My Own” option
Install My Own

3: Name your VM, choose which iso-file you wish to install and select your hardware profile
Create VM 

4: Your VM will be created instantly and you can now connect to your VM and start the installation processNew VM 

5: Click details
Details

6: In the details menu, click “Remote Console” and copy your “VNC Password”
Remote Console

7: Click “Cancel” and head back to the main window. Click “Remote Console”
Remote Console

8: Paste your VNC Password in the dialog box
VNC Authentication

9: You are ready to start the installation process
Install OS

10: When you are done installing your system you need to change the boot device. Your VM must be shut down from the control panel in order to change the boot device.
Power Off

11: Your VM will show up under “Powered-off VMs”
Powered off VMs

 

11: Click “Details”
Details

12: Click “Disk”
Disk

13: Choose “Hard Drive” in the drop-down menu and Save
Hard Drive

14: Start up your VM – You´re done!