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Create VM, Custom Package, Reinstall VM, and Adjusting Security Profile

30 September 2021 by Ahmad Naufal

There are a lot of basic knowledge you should know while managing your VM through the CloudRaya panel. In this part, we will guide you with the important knowledge related to VM and Firewall creation in the CloudRaya panel. Let’s get started!

Creating A Virtual Private Server on Cloud Raya

Before we begin please follow the instruction below to deploy your virtual machine in CloudRaya, Deploying a Virtual Machine in Cloud Raya. In the package selections you can choose either a standard package or the custom package. The range of the standard packages are vary. Starting from x-small (1024 MB memory, 1 core CPU, 3072 GB bandwidth, 20 GB SSD and public IP included) to xlarge-r32 (32768 MB memory, 8 core CPU, 3072 GB bandwidth, 320 GB SSD and public IP included). However, you can always choose your desired package by specifying it on the “custom package” selection.

Please choose how much the resource will take by sliding resources button.

Then, you can proceed with the Step 3, if you have finished with the current resource selection.

Next, click Create VM button to provision and launch the VM according to your desired time.

Reinstall VM in Cloud Raya

Sometimes, you need another operating system to work with your VPS resources. Worry not! since CloudRaya has the capability to reinstall the operating system on top of existing resources.

Please follow the instruction below to reinstall the operating system of your VPS.

  1. In the CloudRaya panel, navigate to Resources > VM List
  2. Then, please select the virtual machine you want to reinstall. You should see something similiar with this picture

  1. After that, choose Resize and Reinstall tab
  2. In the Reinstall menu, please select the operating system you would like to install
  3. Please click Reinstall button, after selecting your desired operating system

  1. Wait until the reinstallation is finished, and Viola! your new installed virtual machine is ready to use

Adjusting the Security Profile

Security profile feature, allows you to define which port should be opened before facing the virtual machine. It also can specified the allowed source IP address when trying to connect with the VM port.

Imagine a firewall sitting between your VM and the outside world, the Security Profile will choose which in-going traffic should be allowed going through the virtual machine.

In an early creation, the virtual machine use a standard security profile that consists some standard ports. Those ports open specific services to the outside world.

  • Port 22 : Allow Secure Shell (SSH) service to remote access your linux machine
  • Port 3389 : Allow Remote Desktop Connection to be established to your Windows machine
  • Port 80 : a known-port for HTTP connection (web service)
  • Port 443 : a known-port for HTTPs, the secure version of HTTP connection run by web service

Here are the steps for adjusting your Security Profile:

  1. Navigate to Networking > Security Profile, from your CloudRaya portal
  2. Please select the security profileĀ from the list and click Edit (e.g Default Security Profile). This is what the Default Security Profile look likes

  1. Then, click Add Firewall Rule
  2. Please specify the source IP address, protocol, and the range of the ports, then click Create New Firewall button from the dialog box
  3. You need to Apply the Firewall Changes, if the selected security profile is belong to the virtual machine

Conclusion

We have successfully set up and configured our VM using CloudRaya Panel. Your machines are now ready to go! Please use them for your the need of your hosting purposes or anything you wanted to. Lastly, If you need another article that related to Cloud Raya VM, kindly check our other articles here.

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