Parallels Cloud Server is a product by Parallels that delivers a cloud hosting solution. The PARALLELS module for Salt Cloud enables you to manage instances hosted using PCS. Further information can be found at:
# Set up the location of the salt master # minion: master: saltmaster.example.com # Set the PARALLELS access credentials (see below) # PARALLELS.user: myuser PARALLELS.password: badpass # Set the access URL for your PARALLELS host # PARALLELS.url: https://api.cloud.xmission.com:4465/paci/v1.0/
my-parallels-config: # Set up the location of the salt master # minion: master: saltmaster.example.com # Set the PARALLELS access credentials (see below) # user: myuser password: badpass # Set the access URL for your PARALLELS provider # url: https://api.cloud.xmission.com:4465/paci/v1.0/ driver: parallels
Changed in version 2015.8.0.
provider parameter in cloud provider definitions was renamed to
change was made to avoid confusion with the
provider parameter that is used in cloud profile
definitions. Cloud provider definitions now use
driver to refer to the Salt cloud module that
provides the underlying functionality to connect to a cloud host, while cloud profiles continue
provider to refer to provider configurations that you define.
url will be provided to you by your cloud
host. These are all required in order for the PARALLELS driver to work.
Set up an initial profile at
parallels-ubuntu: provider: my-parallels-config image: ubuntu-12.04-x86_64
The profile can be realized now with a salt command:
# salt-cloud -p parallels-ubuntu myubuntu
This will create an instance named
myubuntu on the cloud host. The
minion that is installed on this instance will have an
If the command was executed on the salt-master, its Salt key will automatically
be signed on the master.
Once the instance has been created with salt-minion installed, connectivity to it can be verified with Salt:
# salt myubuntu test.version
The following settings are always required for PARALLELS:
PARALLELS.user: myuser PARALLELS.password: badpass PARALLELS.url: https://api.cloud.xmission.com:4465/paci/v1.0/
my-parallels-config: user: myuser password: badpass url: https://api.cloud.xmission.com:4465/paci/v1.0/ driver: parallels
Unlike other cloud providers in Salt Cloud, Parallels does not utilize a
size setting. This is because Parallels allows the end-user to specify a
more detailed configuration for their instances than is allowed by many other
cloud hosts. The following options are available to be used in a profile,
with their default settings listed.
# Description of the instance. Defaults to the instance name. desc: <instance_name> # How many CPU cores, and how fast they are (in MHz) cpu_number: 1 cpu_power: 1000 # How many megabytes of RAM ram: 256 # Bandwidth available, in kbps bandwidth: 100 # How many public IPs will be assigned to this instance ip_num: 1 # Size of the instance disk (in GiB) disk_size: 10 # Username and password ssh_username: root password: <value from PARALLELS.password> # The name of the image, from ``salt-cloud --list-images parallels`` image: ubuntu-12.04-x86_64