- Login to Nephelae. The first time you will see the following security warning. You have to download the certification.
- Click I Understand the Risks, Add Exception... and Confirm Security Exception
- Now login with your username and password
- Obtain Credentials
Once you have logged in, you will see the 'Download Credentials' button under the 'Credentials' tab. Download and store your credentials e.g. mycreds.zip
Unzip the keys using the following command and protect them from exposure. The zip-file contains two files with the .pem extension; these are your public and private keys.
user@client1:~$ unzip mycreds.zip -d ~/.euca
user@client1:~$ chmod 0700 ~/.euca
user@client1:~$ chmod 0600 ~/.euca/*
- Finally, ensure that the environment variables necessary for euca2tools to work are set by sourcing the eucarc file:
user@client1:~$ . ~/.euca/eucarc
or you may want to do it automatically on login:
user@client1:~$ echo "source ~/.euca/eucarc" >> ~/.bashrc
- Install euca2ools
- Test that everything is ok till now.
should give you an output similar to:
AVAILABILITYZONE NephelaeCC1 NephelaeCC
if you don't see something like the above you should stop and check the above steps. Something is wrong.
- Now you will have to create your private key that will be used for passwordless ssh to your virtual machine.
user@client1:~$ euca-add-keypair mykey | tee mykey.private
user@client1:~$ chmod 0600 mykey.private
mykey is the name of your keypair and mykey.private is the name of the file where your private key is stored
- Following steps
Running a virtual machine
or building your own virtual machine