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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Launching your first cloud instance

Now that we have a running OpenStack Compute environment and a machine image to use, its now time to spin up our first cloud instance! This section explains how to use the information from euca-describe-images or the nova image-list commands to reference this on the command line to launch the instance that we want.

Getting ready

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

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 either the euca-authorize ...

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