First, thanks for the awesome guide! First time using Putty and remote terminals, it was a big help. :) Here are some things that should probably be updated in the guide!
Set up my account yesterday and they have implemented some changes.
Firstly, key files are no longer click-to-download. Users must follow this guide to get and create their .pem keys https://connect.hpcloud.c...ment-console-key-pairs
Second, users must enable a public IP on the server manually before they can connect to it. To do so, click the instance name after the server is up and running, and the button will be on the right-side panel.
Third, by default users must log into Ubuntu as "ubuntu", they cannot log in as root. So unless people want to be typing sudo for every single command, I would suggest users log in as normal, then type sudo -s before they begin the F@H installation part of the guide. Because apparently, Ubuntu doesn't have a default root account as I'd think of it.
Which was very confusing because I'd be prompted for a root password which doesn't actually exist.
Also, worth nothing in the guide are the recent changes to the service. The email informing I was granted access stated to only
create instances in the AZ1 center, no others. Which center may vary by user, but it looks like HP wants to stop people abusing access by creating lots of instances across multiple co-locations.
Also, due to the overwhelming demand by current beta users and HP wishing to still expand beta access, new users will be limited to 20GB of RAM use at any one time. (I saw the thread about current users being forced to downsize by the 27th) 2xlarge servers can no longer be used, and attempting to start 3 large instances will be denied since that equals 24GB of RAM.
Theoretically, a user could still get away with 10 2vCPU instances, so that might be fun to play with for smp and uniproc folding.
<message edited by kougar on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 11:50 AM>