How To Create Child Instances On Storm Private Cloud

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

Now that your Storm Private Cloud parent is setup and ready to go, you’ll want to kick-off a few Child Instances. We’ll start from the Dashboard for the Storm Private Cloud parent, which is where we left off in the previous article: Available Resources On a Storm Private Cloud Parent.

Click on the Add Child Instance button in the top right corner.

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There are several deployment options for the new Child Instance. In the image below, the arrows point to:

  • switch/button for Linux or Windows
  • a dropdown box with a list of server to Deploy Onto
  • a slider for Memory/RAM
  • a slider for Disk Space
  • a slider for Cores
Tip: In some cases it’s prudent to split your Storm Private Cloud parent into child instances of equal size. A good rule of thumb is to base the size of the child instances on how many Cores are available. For example, for a Storm Private Cloud parent with 12 cores, as listed in the Dashboard, a child instance size of 1 core, 2 cores, 3 cores, 4 cores, or 6 cores would work. Thus, you would divide Memory/RAM, Disk Space, and Cores by 2, 3, 4, 6, or 12.

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Scroll down the page just a bit further and you’ll find options for Bandwidth packages and Daily Backups .

Tip: Backups are generally very important and Pay per Gig is a great option to start!

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Complete the fields in the section Hostname & Password . Be sure to choose a strong (and matching) password for the Password and Confirm Password fields. If you need to generate a password, then try http://strongpasswordgenerator.com/. Also be sure to select the number of Public IP Addresses you’ll need.

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Once you’ve completed the necessary fields click on the Create Server button.

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And last but not least, a dialogue box confirming the creation of the Child Instance will appear. Verify the information and then click Create Server to continue.

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You’ve done it!

Now that you’ve completed our three part series on the basic setup of a Storm Private Cloud, you’re ready for the next stage. Stay tuned for additional Knowledge Base articles on scaling out Storm Private Cloud with WHMCS.

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