Use the Project panel in the dashboard to create a VM instance.
Before You Begin
Make sure you have an SSH keypair. See How to Create an SSH Keypair.
Make sure you have an external network defined. See Configuring the Neutron L3 Agent.
The project the user is currently using is shown at the top of that panel. By default, the admin user in this OpenStack configuration is using the demo project.
The following Launch Instance dialog box is displayed that enables you to specify the name of the new VM instance and select the flavor and image type of the instance.
Figure 2-5 Launch Instance Dialog Box
If this OpenStack system is a kernel zone and not a bare-metal system, then you must select a non-global zone flavor.
An Image Name selection is displayed. Select the image that is the same type of zone as the flavor you selected. Both the flavor and the image must be for either a solaris non-global zone or a solaris-kz kernel zone. If this OpenStack system is a kernel zone and not a bare-metal system, then you must select a non-global zone image.
Figure 2-6 Launch Instance Dialog with Selections
Select which SSH keypair to install in the new VM instance.
Select the network where the new VM instance should be attached.
The new VM instance is created, installed, and booted.
The time required for a new instance to be made available depends on several factors including the size of the image, the resources provided in the flavor, and where OpenStack has placed the root file system of the new VM instance.
You can do these steps while the new VM instance is installing. The VM instance must have an associated floating IP address so that users can log into it.
The Manage Floating IP Associations dialog opens.
If the IP Address field displays a message that no IP addresses are available, click the + button. See How to Associate a Floating IP Address with a Project.
The ports list shows the fixed IP addresses of the VM instances.
Click Instances and click the name of the instance to view detailed information about the instance and view the console log of the instance. Reload the page to view log updates.
Click Volumes to view Cinder volumes that have been created.
Click Network Topology to view a representation of the cloud network including all subnet segments, virtual routers, and active instances.
Click Images & Snapshots to view the Unified Archives that have been uploaded into the Glance image store.
When the new VM instance has finished installing and reached the Active status, log in to the instance. The following command logs in to the zone as root using the key from Step 7 and the floating IP address from Step 10:
# ssh root@floating-ip-address
The Create Keypair dialog opens.
The new keypair should download automatically.
If the new keypair does not download automatically, click the provided Download keypair link.
The new keypair should be listed in the Keypairs tab of the Access & Security panel.
The Create Network dialog opens.
The new network and subnet should be listed in the Networks panel.
The Allocate Floating IP dialog opens.