Log in to SafeSwissCloud VDC
Find your existing Virtual Router (VPC)
Create a new VM in the pre-created Network segment / Tier
Make the VM accessible from the Internet
When you sign up to Safe Swiss Cloud, an empty Virtual Data Center with a Virtual Router is created for you. You can see the details when you login to your Safe Swiss Cloud account at https://www.safeswisscloud.ch/user :
|Virtual Data Center (VDC)||A virtual data center is a single customer account with Safe Swiss Cloud. It can contain one or more VPCs.|
|Network Tier||This is the term used for an isolated network segment in the VDC. Each tier acts as an isolated network within its own VLANs and CIDR list, where you can place groups of resources, such as Virtual Machines (VMs). The tiers are segmented by means of VLANs. The NIC of each tier acts as its gateway.|
|Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)||Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is a private, isolated part of SafeSwissCloud. A VPC acts as a container for multiple isolated networks that can communicate with each other via its virtual router.|
|Virtual Router (VR)||A virtual router is automatically created and started when you create a VPC. The virtual router connects the tiers and direct traffic among the public gateway, the VPN gateways, and the NAT instances. For each tier, a corresponding NIC and IP exist in the virtual router. The virtual router provides DNS and DHCP services through its IP.|
|Virtual Machine (VM)||VM, instance, VPS etc. refer to the same thing in SafeSwissCloud - an instance of a virtual machine.|
You need to log in to the SafeSwissCloud website https://www.safeswisscloud.ch/user with your username and password.
On the Account overview page ('Account overview' tab of your account) you can find all information (Account name, Domain name) and tools (button 'Login') necessary to log in to your SafeSwissCloud VDC.
If you click on the 'Login' button you will get to the SafeSwissCloud VDC login page, where you need to fill in the following information:
As soon as you have registered on SafeSwissCloud website, one default Virtual router/VPC is created for you on SafeSwissCloud VDC.
If you are logged in at the SafeSwissCloud VDC, choose 'Network' in the left navigation:
In the 'Select view' select 'VPC':
The automatically created Virtual router/VPC will be displayed. You have to press the 'Configure' button near the VPC ('Actions' column):
One default created network inside of the your Virtual router/VPC was automatically created and is visible here:
Now you can add a new VM to the existing Network/Tier.
3.1 Click the 'Virtual Machines' tab of the Network/Tier to which you want to add a VM:
3.2 The Add Instance page is displayed. Press '+Add Instance' button:
3.3 'Setup' step. Select an ISO or Template and press the 'Next' button:
3.4 'Select a template' step. Select a template for your new virtual instance (VM) and press the 'Next' button. Scroll down in order to view all possible templates.
If you need another kind of template, please contact our support team.
3.5 'Compute offering' step. Select the desired Compute offering size (Number of vCPU and RAM) and press the 'Next' button. Scroll down in order to view all possible Compute offerings.
If you need some other kinds of Compute offerings, please contact our support team.
3.6 'Disk Offering' step. In this step you can select additional Disk storage and specify the Disk size. Then press the 'Next' button.
Note! The Disk storage deliverable with the pre-selected template is limited (usually it is 10 Gb of ROOT type volumes).
You have two options for increasing your VM Disk Storage:
The additional Storage can be added later (More information on "How to add additional storage volumes to an existing VM instance?" can be found here).
3.7 'Affinity' step. Press the 'Next' button.
If desired, you might assign instances to affinity groups to ensure that individual instances associated to an affinity group are not deployed on the same hypervisor. This feature enhances fault tolerance, particularly in combination with the loadbalancer functionality. If one host fails, another instance offering the same service is still up and running on another functional host. Affinity groups can be attached to instances while creating the instance. You can change an affinity group of an existing instance in the 'Instance Details' tab (More information on "Adding an Affinity Group" can be found here).
3.8 'Network' step. Press the 'Next' button.
3.9 'Review' step. Specify the name of the VM and press 'Launch VM'.
A new VM will be created. Do not forget to remember the automatically created password for new VM. You can change or reset the password of you VM later on.
The steps involved here are:
We explain these steps below.
4.1.1 Go back to your VPC (Network (left navigation –> Select 'VPC' in Select view –> press 'Configure' near your VPC) and press 'PUBLIC IP ADDRESSES':
4.1.2. Press the '+Acquire NewIP' button:
The new IP address will be added and appear in the list of IPs:
18.104.22.168 If IP is acquired (as mentioned in chapter 4.1), go back to your VPC (Network (left navigation) –> Select 'VPC' in Select view –> press 'Configure' near your VPC) and press 'PUBLIC IP ADDRESSES' node. The IPs page will appear with the list of all available IPs.
22.214.171.124 Press on the IP name link in the IPs page. The 'Details' IP page will appear. You need to press on the 'Enable Static Nat' tool:
126.96.36.199 Select 'Sample network' from the 'Select tier' list:
The list of VMs will appear.
188.8.131.52 Select your VM and press 'Apply':
The new IP address will be attached to the VM. The VM will be accessible via Internet.
184.108.40.206 If the IP is acquired (as mentioned in chapter 4.1), go back to your VPC (Network (left navigation) –> Select 'VPC' in Select view –> press 'Configure' near your VPC) and press 'PUBLIC IP ADDRESSES' node. The IPs page will appear with the list of all available IPs.
220.127.116.11 Press on the IP name link in the IPs page. The 'Details' IP page will appear.
18.104.22.168 Click on the 'View all' button in the 'Port Forwarding' node of the diagram:
22.214.171.124 Select a tier, fill in the Private port and Public port values, press 'Add' button:
126.96.36.199 Select the VM from the list of all available VMs and press 'Apply':
188.8.131.52 Create a web access to this server and press 'Add'
184.108.40.206 Select the VM from the list of all available VMs and press 'Apply':
220.127.116.11 The Port Forwarding configuration is done:
You can find more information in the following screen-cast.
18.104.22.168 Press on the IP name link in the IPs page. The 'Details' IP page will appear.
22.214.171.124 Click on the 'View all' button in the 'Load Balancing' node of the diagram:
126.96.36.199 In the 'Load Balancing' form Select a tier from the list (Tier list):
188.8.131.52 Fill in the following information: