This chapter describes how to provision virtual machine instances (VM instances) in the OpenStack cloud. Each VM instance belongs to a tenant. Users can create and work in one or more VM instances in one or more tenants. For general information about creating and managing OpenStack VM instances, see the OpenStack End User Guide.
To create a VM instance, you need a flavor and an image. This chapter discusses the following topics:
You might want to create a file where you set environment variables for OpenStack commands to use. If you do not set environment variables, you will need to specify options in each command. See the OpenStack Command-Line Interface Reference for more information.