Using the dashboard
In this section, we are going to create our orchestration stack using the Nectar Research Cloud dashboard.
Creating the stack
- From the Nectar Dashboard, navigate to the
- Click the
Launch Stackbutton to start the Launch dialog.
- Ensure the
Template Sourcefield is set to
File, then click the
Choose Filebutton to select the
basic_template.yamlfile from the previous page.
Nextbutton and provide a name in the the
- Provide an Availability Zone in the field that you have access to.
- Choose a flavor, image and an SSH key for the remaining fields. Note that defaults from your template have already been provided.
The orchestration service will now create the resources defined in the template and the
Status column in the
Stacks table should show
Complete once it’s done.
If you navigate to the
Instances page and you should now see your compute instance running.
From the Instance Actions menu, if you choose the
Edit Security Groups item, you should see that the orchestation engine has also created a new security group
and applied it to your instance.
Deleting the stack
Stacks page, select the tickbox to the left of your running stack and choose the
Delete Stacks button.
The orchestration engine will clean the resources in the reverse order, ready for us to use the command line tools in the next section.