Salt Cloud basic usage

Salt Cloud needs, at least, one configured Provider and Profile to be functional.

Creating a VM

To create a VM with salt cloud, use command:

salt-cloud -p <profile> name_of_vm

Assuming there is a profile configured as following:

    provider: my-rackspace-config
    image: Fedora 17
    size: 256 server
    script: bootstrap-salt

Then, the command to create new VM named fedora_http_01 is:

salt-cloud -p fedora_rackspace fedora_http_01

Destroying a VM

To destroy a created-by-salt-cloud VM, use command:

salt-cloud -d name_of_vm

For example, to delete the VM created on above example, use:

salt-cloud -d fedora_http_01