Create Compute Resource

You can add more physical Compute resources at any time. To add a Compute resource:

  1. Go to your Control Panel Settings menu.
  2. Click the Compute resources icon.
  3. Press "+" button or click the Add a new Compute resource button underneath the list of Compute resources on the screen.
  4. On the screen that appears:

    • Label - enter a Compute resource label.
    • IP Address - add an IP address.
    • Compute resource type - choose a Compute resource type (Xen, KVM, vCloud or VMware).

      For instructions on creating a VMware Compute resource, refer to vCenter Implementation Guide.

    • Backups IP address - add a provisioning network IP address.
    • CPU Units - adjust the slider to set the desired amount of CPU units for this Compute resource. For more info on CPU units, refer to Billing Calculation.

      Do not apply CPU Units for KVM Compute resources running on CentOS5 and baremetal servers.

      Mind that setting a different amount of CPU units will affect your cloud configuration. It will not be possible to create Instance Package VSs on the compute zone to which you assign this compute resource.

    • Enabled - move the slider to the right to enable a Compute resource. Compute resources that are not enabled cannot be used to host VSs.
    • Collect Stats - move the slider to the right to collect statistics for this Compute resource.
    • Disable Failover - move the slider to the right to disable failover on this Compute resource (failover is automatic VS migration to another Compute resource if this one goes down).

    • Power Cycle command - arbitrary command string to be executed by IPMI from the CP server. If the command is entered, a new option "Power Cycle Compute resource" - which will execute the entered command will appear in Tools menu at Settings > Compute resources > Compute resource page.

      Currently, a command or commands should be written in one line separated with semicolon. If the command(s) is written in two lines you will receive a "fail" response, although the transaction will be performed. The power cycle command is executed on Control Panel under user onapp, this may be any script created in bash.

  5. Click the Save button. The Compute resource will be added to the system. You can view it under the Compute resources menu. Click the Back button to return to the Compute resource Settings page.

For details how to create a CloudBoot Compute resource, refer to the Create CloudBoot Compute Resource section.