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Creating a Server

Updated by Hannah Melvin on May 06, 2019
Article Code: kb/159

Description

In this KB article, we demonstrate how to provision a new virtual server in CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation™.

Once you've gone through this KB article and created a new virtual server, you can follow these guides to learn how to Configure SSL VPN-Plus and How to Securely Connect to your CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation environment.

Note: This KB assumes you have followed the KB article on Adding to your Catalog in CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation.

Steps

  • Login to your CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation environment.

    Login to CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation

  • Once logged in, select Datacenters from the menu at the top of the screen. Then select the datacenter for the server.

    Quick Access

  • You will then land on a page showing all your VMs. In the left side panel, select vApps below Compute.

    Select vApp Template

  • Click New vAPP a the top of the screen. A popup window will appear. Enter a name for the new vApp you are creating — in the context of vCloud Director, a vApp is simply a container for the objects you create. Once you enter a Name, click Add Virtual Machine.

    Select Name and Location

  • In the New VM popup window, enter a name for your Virtual Machine — this is the friendly name that will be displayed inside of vCloud Director. Enter your Computer Name — the Computer Name will default to the same as the Name but can be edited as needed. For Type of VM, select New or From Template. If choosing From Template, the Compute details can be updated in later steps. Click OK.

    Select Name and Location

  • On the New vApp window, you can add additional Virtual Machines to your vApp, or you can click Create.

    Configure Networking

  • After clicking Create you will be navigated back to the vApps screen. If you would like to update details within your vApp or VM and to add a Network, locate your vApp and click Details.

    Configure Networking

  • Click the Networks tab to configure a network. Then click New.

    Configure Networking

  • Select the Network Type. If choosing OrgVDC Network select the network and click Add. If choosing vApp Network complete the fields that appear, then click Add.

    Configure Networking

  • If you would like to update the Compute details on your VM, select the Details tab, then click the Name of your VM. You will then be able to edit General fields, Hardware, Guest OS Customization, and CPU, Memory, and Metadata in the Advanced section. Click Save when finished.

    Configure Networking

    Configure Networking

  • Navigate back to your vApps page by clicking vApps in the sidebar on the left of the navigation at the top of the screen.

    Configure Networking

  • To power on your vApp, click Actions, then Power On.

    Configure Networking