How to Launch CentOS 7.2 in MegamVertice

May 09, 2016 Written by Rajesh Platform Operations Engineer


The CentOS Linux distribution is a stable, predictable, manageable and reproducible platform derived from the sources of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). CentOS Linux is developed by a small but growing team of core developers. In turn the core developers are supported by an active user community including system administrators, network administrators, managers, core Linux contributors, and Linux enthusiasts from around the world.

This tutorial will guide you in setting up a CentOS VM in MegamVertice.

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You have to install openssh-server for ssh access.

$ sudo yum install openssh-server

To check the ssh is properly installed in our system

$ ps aux | grep sshd

Step - 1 Creating CentOS VM

This initial section contains everything you need to get CentOS and running on your server.

First, ensure the user can login to [] (

  • Go to the Market Places.

  • Select the CentOS, A window will pop up with for CPU, storage, RAM and SSHkey options.

  • You can choose the storage size, RAM capacity.

  • You can Create a new sshkey, use an existing sshkey or import your own sshkeys too.

  • click the Create button. it will create the virtual machine.

Step - 2 Access the CentOS VM

Next, Go to the Dashboard and click the domain name a new window will open.

  • It contains the CPU, RAM and Network tab.

  • It shows the Metrics, VM Logs, IP address and SSH URL.

  • Metrics shows the CPU,RAM and Network usage.

  • VM Logs shows all the running process in VM.

  • You need to access the Virtual Machine from a terminal.

  • You can download the SSH Keys from SSH Keys tab or Overview page. Use this key to login to your virtual machine using the following command,

      $ ssh -i path to/<private_key filename> root@<ipaddress>


These are the very simple steps to launch CentOS in virtual machine. This is a good head-start for launching CentOS in MegamVertice.

Deploy your CentOS VM now

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