Commands to be entered at a command prompt will be prefixed with a ‘$’
File name paths are indicated as
- Create account
- Create a key pair
- Modify the default security group
- Launch an instance
- Requesting, Allocating, and associating floating
- Associating Floating IPs
- Log In
- Create a Volume
- Attach a Volume
- Use a Volume
Requesting, Allocating and associating floating IPs
If the default public IPv6 address is not sufficient for your use case, public IPv4 addresses are available. By default a new Rapid Access Cloud account does not have a quota permitting a public IPv4 address. Please see the IP address section above for testing whether IPv6 is a limitation for access to your resources.
Requesting a floating IP address
To request a floating IP address you can fill out a form on the dashboard by:
rac-admin will be notified and we will process your quota change request as soon as possible.
Allocating a floating IP address
If your project does have have quota for a floating IP, the floating IP is not allocated to your automatically. You will need to allocate a floating IP to your project. Given the scarcity of the addresses for Cybera (and indeed, the world), addresses allocated to projects that have gone unused for three months will be reclaimed, however you are welcome to allocate an IP address again if needed.
Log-in to the Rapid Access Cloud dashboard at https://cloud.cybera.ca.
In the left-hand panel under “Compute”, click “Instances”.
Click the Action drop-down button on the right-hand side and select “Associate Floating IP”.
Click on the “+” sign next to “Select an IP address”.
There is only one pool of addresses available (
nova) and the quota shows only one IP address from that pool, so simply click “Allocate IP”.
After the IP address has been allocated, click the “Associate” button the the right hand side. Under the Instances summary, your Instance should now have three IP addresses, including a publicly accessible IPv4 address.
Associating the floating IP address to other instances
Given the ease of creating and destroying instances, along with the possibilities of changing needs, moving the IPv4 address around may be required. Once the address is allocated to a project, it can be assigned to any instance associated with the project. When an instance is destroyed, the associated IP address remains allocated to the project. Simply follow the steps above to associate the IP address with a new instance, omitting the steps for allocating the address (steps 4 and 5).