Getting started with the command-line interface of Infrastructure Manager
What is it?
Infrastructure Manager (IM) is a tool that orchestrates the deployment of custom virtual infrastructures on multiple backends. It streamlines the access and usability of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds by automating the configuration, deployment, software installation and update, and monitoring of virtual infrastructures.
IM is integrated with the EGI Check-in Service and supports a wide variety of backends, either federated (such as EGI Cloud Compute), public (such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure) or on-premises (such as OpenStack), thus making user applications cloud agnostic. IM features a web-based GUI, an XML-RPC API, a REST API and a command-line interface (CLI). It supports OASIS TOSCA Simple Profile in YAML.
TipAn easy way to deploy your first VM in the EGI Federation is from the Infrastructure Manager dashboard. A tutorial and demo videos are also available.
NoteFor detailed information about Infrastructure Manager please see its documentation. It was also presented in one of the EGI Webinars, more details are available on the indico page and the video recording is available on YouTube.
The following sections document how to use IM from its GUI or CLI.
The dashboard of Infrastructure Manager