Virtualbox

Add a VirtualBox Cloud

  1. Navigate to Infrastructure -> Clouds

  2. Select + CREATE CLOUD, select Virtual Box, and then click Next.

  3. Enter the following into the Create Cloud modal:

    Name

    Name of the Cloud in Morpheus

    Location

    Description field for adding notes on the cloud, such as location.

    Visibility

    For setting cloud permissions in a multi-tenant environment. Not applicable in single tenant environments.

    VIRTUALBOX HOST

    IP or URL of the VirtualBox Host

    WORKING PATH

    Path Morpheus will write to. ex: ~/virtualbox

    USERNAME

    Host Username

    PASSWORD

    Host Password

    BRIDGE NAME

    Will auto-populate upon successful authentication with the VirtualBox Host (E.X. ‘EN0: ETHERNET’)

    VBOXMANAGE EXECUTABLE

    Defaults to /urs/local/bin/vboxmanage if left blank

  4. The Cloud can now be added to a Group or configured with additional Advanced options.

Advanced Options

DOMAIN
Specify a default domain for instances provisioned to this Cloud.
SCALE PRIORITY
Specifies the priority with which an instance will scale into the cloud. A lower priority number means this cloud integration will take scale precedence over other cloud integrations in the group.
APPLIANCE URL
Alternate Appliance url for scenarios when the default Appliance URL (configured in admin -> settings) is not reachable or resolvable for Instances provisioned in this cloud. The Appliance URL is used for Agent install and reporting.
TIME ZONE
Configures the time zone on provisioned VM’s if necessary.
DATACENTER ID
Used for differentiating pricing among multiple datacenters. Leave blank unless prices are properly configured.
NETWORK MODE
Unmanaged or Managed
SECURITY MODE

Defines if Morpheus will control local firewall of provisioned servers and hosts.

Important

When local firewall management is enabled, Morpheus will automatically set an IP table rule to allow incoming connections on tcp port 22 from the Morpheus Appliance.

STORAGE MODE
Single Disk, LVM or Clustered
GUIDANCE
Enable Guidance recommendations on cloud resources.
DNS INTEGRATION
Records for instances provisioned in this cloud will be added to selected DNS integration.
SERVICE REGISTRY
Services for instances provisioned in this cloud will be added to selected Service Registry integration.
CONFIG MANAGEMENT
Select a Chef, Salt, Ansible or Puppet integration to be used with this Cloud.
CMDB
Select CMDB Integraiton to automatically update selected CMDB.
AGENT INSTALL MODE
  • SSH / WINRM: Morpheus will use SSH or WINRM for Agent install.
  • Cloud-Init (when available): Morpheus will utilize Cloud-Init or Cloudbase-Init for agent install when provisioning images with Cloud-Init/Cloudbase-Init installed. Morpheus will fall back on SSH or WINRM if cloud-init is not installed on the provisioned image.
API PROXY
Required when a Proxy Server blocks communication between the Morpheus Appliance and the Cloud. Proxies can be added in the Infrastructure -> Networks -> Proxies tab.

Provisioning Options

PROXY
Required when a Proxy Server blocks communication between an Instance and the Morpheus Appliance. Proxies can be added in the Infrastructure -> Networks -> Proxies tab.
Bypass Proxy for Appliance URL
Enable to bypass proxy settings (if added) for Instance Agent communication to the Appliance URL.
USER DATA (LINUX)
Add cloud-init user data or scripts. Assumes bash syntax.