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Tutorials

Guides and instructions

Kubernetes

How to deploy Managed Kubernetes cluster using Terraform

Managed Kubernetes easily automates the deployment, scaling, and management of container workloads but takes a couple of steps to deploy by itself. So, what better solution to combine with Managed Kubernetes than the simple yet powerful open-source infrastructure management tool, Terraform. In this tutorial, we’ll show to set up a Terraform configuration for a Managed […]

Security

How to regain access to a server that was deployed using SSH keys

When deploying a Linux Cloud Server using SSH keys as the login method, the root user account is created without a password. This method greatly improves security but can present challenges if you lose your private key and need to regain access to the server. The first step in the process involves acquiring new root […]

Integrations

How to generate SSH Keys using PuTTY

If you’re using a Windows laptop or PC with the PuTTY SSH client, you can create a new SSH key pair using the built-in key generator called PuTTYgen. To generate a new key, open PuTTYgen and click the Generate button. In the Key Generator window, check that the type of key to generate at the […]

Documentation

Information on services and features

UpCloud services

UpCloud is a European cloud service provider offering cloud servers on an hourly billed infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). We provide our users with the computing, storage and networking needed to develop and run applications and workloads in the cloud. We also offer additional services such as a firewall, private networks and backups. On our high-performance IaaS, our […]

Cloud Servers

Cloud Servers offer on-demand availability of computer system resources, including data storage and computational capacity without the need to directly manage the server hardware. UpCloud users are able to deploy Cloud Servers by selecting from the predefined configuration options; General Purpose, High CPU and High Memory plans or by freely allocating resources as needed using […]

Storage

The UpCloud infrastructure-as-a-service is designed around redundancy and high availability, and a core part of it is the separation of computation and storage. The redundancy-enabled storage backends are hosted independently from the compute nodes which allows instant operation failover in case of a fault in any part of the system as well as operational load […]

Tools

System management and API clients

System imaging

UpCloud Packer Builder

Packer is an easy-to-use automation solution for creating any type of machine images. It embraces modern configuration management by allowing automated software installation and setup within Packer-built images. UpCloud Packer builder integrates Packer with our Cloud Servers and makes creating private templates fast! Packer plugin UpCloud Packer builder is a plugin for Packer to simplify template […]

Provisioning

UpCloud Ansible Collection

Ansible is a popular configuration management tool for provisioning anything from individual cloud servers to entire cloud infrastructures. It executes the requested operation by following user-defined playbooks, lists of customisable actions written in YAML, on specified cloud servers. Using Ansible, you can automate all bootstrapping operations, like installing and updating software, creating and removing users, […]

Command-line

UpCloud Command-Line Interface

UpCloud Command-Line Interface, or UpCloud CLI for short, is a text-based user interface to UpCloud’s Infrastructure-as-a-service. It provides a fast command-line tool for accessing and managing your UpCloud resources. Save valuable time with quick commands always right at your fingertips! UpCloud CLI UpCloud CLI allows you to control your Cloud Servers, storage and networking from […]

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