How To Create a Storm Private Cloud Parent

This article is just one of a multi-part series.

Storm Private Cloud parents, are completely dedicated to your infrastructure, and offer the functionality of a private cloud all within the Storm interface.

Easy customization, superior scalability.

With the Storm Private Cloud parents, it’s easy to create Virtual Instances with customizable amounts of RAM, disk space, and CPU cores.

Click on the Create button in the top left corner, and then select Storm Private Cloud from the menu that appears.

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Next, you’ll select the zone and the hardware configuration for your Storm Private Cloud parent. In this case, I’ve selected a server with two Intel Dual Xeon E5645 processors, ~16GB of RAM, and one internal SATA disk (without RAID).

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Tip: Choosing a hardware configuration is always important, but don’t feel overwhelmed by this step. With Storm Private Cloud, you can move the virtual instances that reside on a parent server to any other parent server on your account, or to the public cloud, with just a few simple clicks of the mouse.
Tip: Utilizing a disk array with redundancy (RAID 1, RAID 5, etc.) to protect against hardware failure is always suggested!

Complete the Host Name field with a hostname for your Storm Private Cloud parent. For example: privparent01.yourdomain.com

Then, click on Create Server .

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A dialogue box confirming the creation of the Storm Private Cloud parent will appear. Verify the information and then click Create Server to continue.

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Congratulations!

Your Storm Private Cloud parent user is now setup and ready to use, as seen below.

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In subsequent Knowledge Base articles, we’ll take you through checking available resources on a Storm Private Cloud parent, and creating Child Instances!

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