ProfitBricks provides an enterprise-grade Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution that can be managed through a browser-based "Data Center Designer" (DCD) tool or via an easy to use API. A unique feature of the ProfitBricks platform is that it allows you to define your own settings for cores, memory, and disk size without being tied to a particular server size.
my-profitbricks-config: driver: profitbricks # Set the location of the salt-master # minion: master: saltmaster.example.com # Configure ProfitBricks authentication credentials # username: firstname.lastname@example.org password: 123456 # datacenter is the UUID of a pre-existing virtual data center. datacenter: 9e6709a0-6bf9-4bd6-8692-60349c70ce0e # Connect to public LAN ID 1. public_lan: 1 ssh_public_key: /path/to/id_rsa.pub ssh_private_key: /path/to/id_rsa
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.
ProfitBricks uses the concept of Virtual Data Centers. These are logically separated from one another and allow you to have a self-contained environment for all servers, volumes, networking, snapshots, and so forth.
A list of existing virtual data centers can be retrieved with the following command:
salt-cloud -f list_datacenters my-profitbricks-config
password are the same as those used to log into the
ProfitBricks "Data Center Designer".
Here is an example of a profile:
profitbricks_staging provider: my-profitbricks-config size: Micro Instance image: 2f98b678-6e7e-11e5-b680-52540066fee9 cores: 2 ram: 4096 public_lan: 1 private_lan: 2 ssh_public_key: /path/to/id_rsa.pub ssh_private_key: /path/to/id_rsa ssh_interface: private_lan profitbricks_production: provider: my-profitbricks-config image: Ubuntu-15.10-server-2016-05-01 disk_type: SSD disk_size: 40 cores: 8 cpu_family: INTEL_XEON ram: 32768 public_lan: 1 private_lan: 2 public_firewall_rules: Allow SSH: protocol: TCP source_ip: 188.8.131.52 port_range_start: 22 port_range_end: 22 Allow Ping: protocol: ICMP icmp_type: 8 ssh_public_key: /path/to/id_rsa.pub ssh_private_key: /path/to/id_rsa ssh_interface: private_lan volumes: db_data: disk_size: 500 db_log: disk_size: 50 disk_type: HDD disk_availability_zone: ZONE_3
The following list explains some of the important properties.
salt-cloud --list-sizes my-profitbricks
salt-cloud --list-images my-profitbricks
This option allows for a list of firewall rules assigned to the public network interface.
This option allows for a list of firewall rules assigned to the private network interface.
For more information concerning cloud profiles, see here.