When we use the term "provisioning" at ProfitBricks, we mean that your virtual data center's infrastructure is made available for use.
When you have configured the settings on your virtual data center to your satisfaction and are ready to deploy it, click the "Provision" button in the "Inspector" panel to the right. A new confirmation window will appear, displaying any problems with your setup and offering potential solutions. Your confirmation here begins the provisioning process, and the progress is displayed in the "Inspector" panel.
You have to set the root resp. admin password (when using ProfitBricks default images) yourself. Provisioning cannot be started when no image password has been set.
Changes to an existing infrastructure can be carried out at any time. Please note: a provisioning process cannot be undone, so a password confirmation is required for Storage element deletion.
Before finishing the provisioning process, the system checks the newly created virtual data center for any errors. You receive a notification if (for example) an element is not yet named. Errors can immediately be fixed during this time.
The following error types can occur:
- Critical Error (magenta): Provisioning is not possible and the error needs to be fixed manually.
- Error (orange): Provisioning is only possible after the error has been fixed.
- Error (yellow): Provisioning is possible; however, it is likely that this object will not work correctly. It's recommended you review the error and fix it.
- Information (blue): A notification about some error; an object, for instance, that doesn't have a name yet.
Overview of Changes (Delta)
If you want to check all changes before you start the provisioning process, you can open the Delta tab of the Provision Data Center dialog box. It contains a list of changes that are categorized and displayed as follows: