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OpenStack Lab

Connecting to an Instance and Verifying Access

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Time required: 2 Hours


Work with the OpenStack CLI to create the needed parts to SSH to an instance without a password and then verify access.


In this lab, you will be creating a new server in the demo project, as well as a new key pair, floating IP, and security group rules in order to verify access via SSH.


You are the OpenStack administrator at the Pinehead Institute of Science and Technology:

- You have been tasked with creating an SSH key pair and placing it in the demo project as demo-key.

- You have been tasked with creating a new security rule on the default security group for the demo project to allow SSH access from anywhere.

- You have been tasked with creating a new server in the demo project. The server should be an m1.tiny running Cirros, on the private network, and have our new key pair. The server should be called demo1.

- You have been tasked with creating a floating IP on the public network and assigning it to demo1 and then verifying connectivity to the server.

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