Like any cloud provider, ProfitBricks has its own set of terms in cloud computing. To abstract this into jclouds' Compute interface, these terms were associated:
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ComputeService compute = ContextBuilder.newBuilder( "profitbricks" ) .credentials( "profitbricks email", "password" ) .buildView( ComputeServiceContext.class ) .getComputeService();
This works well; however, we won‘t be able to use jclouds’ ability to execute scripts on a remote node. This is because, ProfitBricks' default images require users to change passwords upon first log in.
To enable jclouds to execute script, we need to use a custom image. The easiest way to do this is via ProfitBricks snapshot:
~ ssh root@<remote-ip> ... Changing password for root. (current) UNIX password: Enter new UNIX password: Retype new UNIX password: ~ root@ubuntu:~# exit
Template template = compute.templateBuilder() .imageNameMatches( "<ideally-unique-snapshot-name>" ) .options( compute.templateOptions() .overrideLoginUser( "root" ) // unless you changed the user .overrideLoginPassword( "<changed-password>" )) // more options, as you need .build(); compute.createNodesInGroup( "cluster1", 1, template );
Take note that these features are still accessible by unwraping the ProfitBricks API, but this'll reduce portability of your code. See Concepts.