Creating a VM
Crusoe Cloud is currently in private beta. If you do not currently have access, please request access to continue.
Creating and accessing VMs is fundamental to Crusoe Cloud. You can create VMs via the CLI or UI:
compute vms create command to create a VM of your choice. As an example, you can create a VM that uses a single Nvidia A40 GPU:
crusoe compute vms create \
--name my-vm \
--type a40.1x \
keyfile are required arguments. You can find the available machine types via the
vm types command.
In order to create a VM via the Crusoe Cloud console:
- Visit the Crusoe Cloud console
- Click the "Instances" tab in the left nav
- Click the "New Instance" button
- Input all required information, including instance type, location, name, etc.
- Click the "Create Instance" button
Access the VM via SSH
If VM creation succeeds, the VM will start and you will be provided with an IP address for you to SSH into:
ssh root@<ip> # or ubuntu@, for supported images
VMs in the
us-northcentral location currently use the
root user, while VMs in
us-east1 currently use the
ubuntu user. In the near future, we will use the default user for the underlying OS, typically
Note: It may take several minutes for the VM to start, and you may get
Connection Refused errors until the VM starts. If you get an error immediately after creating or starting a VM, wait a minute or two and try again.
If VM creation fails or you are otherwise unable to access a running VM, ensure that you have billing enabled and that you have installed and configured the CLI properly. If you have successfully completed these steps, please contact support.