CloudSigma OpenBSD (2 Part Series)
In order to build servers in CloudSigma, I think it is a simple and easy way to use the "Wizard" menu in the "Computer" page.
This post will show how to create OpenBSD servers with the menu.
Basically, the wizard asks how the server should be.
Open "Computer" page, and click "Wizard" button.
OpenBSD options are hidden by default:
Click "Others" and all servers which are avairable will be shown:
OpenBSD 6.4, the latest version, is available!
Thankfully, it's been upgraded since last November :)
You can add SSH keys if neccessary.
(CloudInit is also available as needed.)
There are two ways to add SSH keys.
Besides, the keys may be added after installation.
You can use the service function CloudSigma supports.
If you have some keys which
ssh-keygen command or something else generates, it's possible to use them.
When clicking "Create" button, the create process starts.
Wait a short while, and you will see the results like this:
Notice that the user and the password are shown.
It's like this:
O.K. The server is ready.
Let's connect to the host.
Click "Open VPC" in the completion page (or "Computer" detail pages).
You can also connect the host via SSH:
$ ssh %host% -l %username%
In my case, %username% was
You will get the welcome message and be asked to enter the password:
Welcome to CloudSigma! Root account login is restricted, please use default credentials which can be found in the Install notes. Install notes can be viewed in the Webapp, choose Storage -> Drives, click on the OS image and then Install Notes. Under "Initial Credentials" you will find the username and the password. For root privileges use "sudo" command. For example: sudo su - Change to root user until the session is closed When SSH key is used for authentication, local login (VNC) is disabled. If you want to use local login, log in through SSH and type: sudo passwd cloudsigma You can read this message again by typing: cat /home/cloudsigma/welcome cloudsigma@%host%'s password:
When entering the password, you'll get the OpenBSD's greetings:
OpenBSD 6.4 (GENERIC.MP) #999: %datetime% Welcome to OpenBSD: The proactively secure Unix-like operating system. Please use the sendbug(1) utility to report bugs in the system. Before reporting a bug, please try to reproduce it with the latest version of the code. With bug reports, please try to ensure that enough information to reproduce the problem is enclosed, and if a known fix for it exists, include that as well.
Then you'll be asked to change the password for the first time:
You must change your password! Changing password for cloudsigma. Old password: New password: Retype new password: Connection to %host% closed.
Happy computing :)