Sample knowledgebase

Getting you started

Although Quadris Cloud is extremely simple to get started with, you’ll no doubt want to explore the finer points at some stage. We’ve therefore built a comprehensive online knowledgebase containing details of how to complete a range of common tasks, which you’ll gain full access to once registered. Below is a sample of what the documentation looks like and the steps it takes you through.

Get started with:

How to login to the Quadris Cloud portal

Login to the Quadris Cloud Portal and Choose ‘My Cloud’ from the ribbon at the top.

Choose ‘Quadris Cloud’ from the drop down, this will then take you to the Quadris Cloud overview dashboard. From here you can see your usagle and billing information clearly, click the link to access ‘Cloud Admin Centre’.

You’ll now be taken to the Admin Centre, from here you can fully manage your cloud instance

How to create an instance

A) Click the ‘Add Instance’ button.

B) Choose a template / ISO.

C) Choose the size of the instance (Compute Offering).

D) Optional: Add an extra data disk (skipped for now).

E) Choose the Network that you want to connect the Instance to.

N.B. This connects the instance to the Isolated Network and an IP will be automacally assigned via DHCP. The default policy/egress rule on the Firewall will allow the instance to connect to the Internet. (You can read more about this in the arcle on Networks by clicking

F) Optional: Add SSH-keypair to the instance.

N.B. This step will automacally insert the user’s public SSH key into the instance to provide secure SSH access using Public/Private keys. SSH Key- pairs can be inserted in the Quadris Cloud dashboard under Accounts > SSH Key-pairs.

G) Review your options such as allocating a name to the instance.

N.B. Click Launch VM to deploy the instance.

G) Review your options such as allocating a name to the instance.

N.B. Click Launch VM to deploy the instance.

Setting the firewall rules

Now that you have an instance running you can control how it communicates with the Internet. As menoned previously, the default egress rule allows all traffic to flow to the Internet.

You can find this by following: Network > Select the Network and the tab Egress Rules.

In order to establish the Firewall rules you need to take the following steps

A) Obtain a public IP for the instance.

N.B. A public IP can be assigned to the instance (via Stac Nat or Port Forwarding). Furthermore, the Public IP must be acquired from the available range of IPs. Network -> Details -> Public IPs -> Acquire New IP. Please note that the ‘CloudStack RouterVM’ (that acts as firewall/load balancer) uses the ‘SourceNAT’ IP.

B) Configure the public IP so that it forwards all incoming traffic to the instance.

This acquired public IP must be configured to forward all incoming traffic so that it goes to the instance (via Stac NAT) by clicking the buon Enable Stac NAT.

C) Select the instance for the Stac NAT.

D) How to set up the firewall rules.

You need to configure the Firewall rules in order to control what is allowed, so on the public IP, select the Configuraon tab.

Now click Firewall -> View all. Then add a rule to allow the enre world (0.0.0.0/0) to access the Instance on tcp/443 (hps port).