Managing infrastructures

Instance Arrays are collections of identical servers used as a single entity.

Creating an infrastructure using the UI

  1. In the infrastructure selector on the very top of the editor select Create an infrastructure

    ../_images/creating_an_infrastructure1.png

  2. Add the name and select your datacenter.

    ../_images/creating_an_infrastructure2.png

  3. Click Create

Creating an infrastructure using the CLI

This tutorial uses the CLI. Visit using the CLI for more details.

metalcloud-cli infrastructure create -label test1

Listing infrastructures using the CLI

Check if your infrastructure has been created:

metalcloud-cli infra list
Infrastructures I have access to (as alex.bordei@bigstep.com) in datacenter uk-reading

+-------+-------------------------------+----------------------------------+-----------+---------+--------------+
| ID    | LABEL                         | OWNER                            | REL.      | STATUS  | DATACENTER   |
+-------+-------------------------------+----------------------------------+-----------+---------+--------------+
| 26356 | test4444                      | alex.d@d.com                     | OWNER     | ordered | uk-reading   |
| 26358 | test44443                     | alex.d@d.com                     | OWNER     | ordered | uk-reading   |
| 26359 | test1                         | alex.d@d.com                     | OWNER     | ordered | uk-reading   |
+-------+-------------------------------+----------------------------------+-----------+---------+--------------+
Total: 3 Infrastructures

Changing an infrastructure’s properties using the UI

  1. Access the infrastructure’s properties using the Infrastructure Properties tab:

../_images/managing_infrastructures1.png

Once deployed, an infrastructure’s datacenter cannot be changed any more.

The name of the infrastructure can be changed. This will have an effect on all long form DNS records such as instance array names in the form: instance-58417.instance-array-37139.vanilla.my-infrastructure.8186.bigstep.io

Deleting an infrastructure using the CLI

$ metalcloud-cli infrastructure delete -id demo

Where to go from here:

  1. Creating an InstanceArray