Four Quick Steps to Deploying a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server in the CenturyLink Technology SolutiOctober 6, 2012
By Richard Seroter, Senior Product Manager. Find Richard on Twitter
We just announced that we are a Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider which means that you can now confidently deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers in the CenturyLink Cloud cloud. But enough talking about it; let’s show you how it’s done! In this post, I’ll walk through the short steps for getting a Red Hat Enterprise Linux box up and running.
Step 1: Build the Server in the CenturyLink Cloud Cloud
Our customers have two primary ways to build up server environments in the cloud. First off, servers can be included as part of a blueprint. Our customers leverage blueprints when they want to build reusable templates for single or multi-server environments. You can now include Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers as part of sophisticated blueprints. In addition to using blueprints, customers can build servers through a dedicated “create server” workflow. In this flow, users can provision Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers with any resource combination (CPU+memory+storage) and install any private software packages onto the new server.
After completing the workflow, users will see their new server come online in a matter of minutes.
Step 2: Update the server with all the latest patchset
Recall that CenturyLink Cloud cloud servers are private by default, and...