Getting Started with your CADES Cloud Resources
Using CADES OpenStack resources is meant to be as straightforward as possible to get users up and running quickly. This guide provides walk-throughs guides and detailed information for you to get the most out of these resources.
This guide includes several sections that act both as a step-by-step guide and a quick reference.
In this and the following sections, you will discover how to:
- Request and Manage your Cloud Allocation
- Launch a Virtual Machine (VM)
- Access a VM
- Manage a VM
- Learn about Additional Resources
Before you begin, be sure you meet the prerequisites below.
To properly utilize your CADES Cloud allocation, you will need a couple of utilities loaded on your local machine. These utilities are free and widely used for this type of application.
- Required: SSH client
- Recommended: Bash terminal
📝 Note: CADES does not provide support for getting these utilities up and running on your personal computer.
MacOS and Linux
Both macOS and Linux distributions includes a Bash terminal and an SSH client by default. No additional software should be required to access your VM Instance.
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Windows does not have a native SSH client or a native Bash terminal. Two solutions are linked below.
Recommended: Cygwin – If you wish to have Bash-style functions on your Windows machine, then you should consider installing Cygwin, which ports the Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) system calls and environment to Windows.