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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook Second Edition by Cody Bunch, Kevin Jackson

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Launching our first Cloud instance

Now that we have a running OpenStack Compute environment and a machine image to use, it's now time to spin up our first cloud instance! This section explains how to use the information from the nova image-list commands to reference this on the command line to launch the instance that we want.

Getting ready

These steps are to be carried out on our Ubuntu machine under the user that has access to our OpenStack Compute credentials (as created in the Installation of command-line tools on Ubuntu recipe).

Before we spin up our first instance, we must create the default security settings that define the access rights. We do this only once (or when we need to adjust these) using the nova secgroup-add-rule command under ...

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