Setup a Cloud Cube

1. Drag the Cube element from the Palette into the Workspace.
2. Click the Cube element to highlight it. The Inspector will appear on the right.
Drag the Cube element from the Palette into the Workspace. Highlighting it opens the Inspector on the right
3. In the Inspector, configure your Cube from the Settings tab.
  • Name: your choice must be unique to this VDC.
  • Template: choose the appropriate configuration template.
  • vCPUs: set automatically when a Template is chosen.
  • RAM in GB: set automatically when a Template is chosen.
  • Storage in GB: set automatically when a Template is chosen.
4. You will also notice that the Cube comes with an Unnamed Direct Attached Storage. Click on the storage device and rename it in the Inspector.
Highlight the Direct Attached Storage element within the Cube and configure the storage device from the Inspector pane
  • Name: Your choice must be unique to this VDC.
  • Avaiability Zone: Specify the locations within data center regions from which cloud services originate and operate.
  • Size in GB: Specify the required storage capacity for the SSD.
  • Performance: Depends on the size of the SSD
  • Image: You can select one of IONOS' images or use your own.
  • Password: The combination should be between 8 and 50 characters in length; using only Latin characters and numbers.
  • Backup Unit: Backs up all data with version history to local storage or your private cloud storage.

1. Drop a Storage element from the Palette onto a Cube in the Workspace to connect both.
Drag an additional HDD from the Palette onto a Cube in the Workspace. A separate configuration is available
2. In the Inspector, configure your Storage device in the Settings tab.
  • Name: Your choice must be unique to this VDC.
  • Availability Zone: Choose the Zone where you wish to host the Storage device.
  • Size in GB: Specify the required storage capacity.
  • Image: You can select one of IONOS' images or use your own.
  • Password: The combination should be between 8 and 50 characters in length; using only Latin characters and numbers.
  • SSH Keys: Select a key stored in the SSH Key Manager.
  • Ad-hoc Key: Copy and paste the public part of your SSH key into this field.
  • Cloud-Init User Data: Specify the cloud-init configuration during provisiong of storage.
  • Backup Unit: Backs up all data with version history to local storage or your private cloud storage.

1. Each virtual machine has a NIC, which is activated via the Autoport symbol. Connect the Cube to the Internet by dragging a line from the Cube's Autoport to the Internet's NIC.
Connect the Cube to the Internet and configure the network from the Network tab of the Inspector
2. In the Inspector, configure your LAN device in the Network tab.
  • Name: Your choice must be unique to this VDC.
  • MAC: The MAC address will be assigned automatically upon provisioning.
  • Primary IP: The primary IP address is automatically assigned by the IONOS DHCP server. You can, however, enter an IP address for manual assignment by selecting one of the reserved IPs from the drop-down menu. Private IP addresses should be entered manually. The NIC has to be connected to the Internet.
  • Failover: If you have an HA setup including a failover configuration on your VMs, you can create and manage IP failover groups that support your HA setup.
  • Firewall: Configure a firewall.
  • DHCP: It is often necessary to run a DHCP server in your virtual data center (e.g. PXE boot for fast rollout of VMs). If you use your own DHCP server, clear this checkbox so that your IPs are not reassigned by the IONOS DHCP server.
  • Additional IPs: In order to use "floating" or virtual IPs, you can assign additional IPs to a NIC by selecting them from the drop-down menu.

1. Start the provisioning process by clicking PROVISION CHANGES in the Inspector.
Finalize your Cube setup
Click Provision Now once you have resolved all errors
2. The Provision Data Center dialog opens. Review your changes in the Validation tab.
3. Confirm changes with your password. Resolve outstanding errors without a password.
4. Once ready, click Provision Now to start provisioning resources.
The data center will now be provisioned with the new Cube. DCD will display a Provisioning Complete notification once your cloud infrastructure is ready.
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Creating a Cube
Adding more Storage
Connecting to the internet
Provisioning Changes