Configure Equinix Metal

Overview

To configure Equinix for use on Cycle you'll need three things.

  1. An API key
  2. A Project ID

This guide will show you how to generate each of these assets and use them on the Cycle portal to enable Equinix as a provider. If you prefer a video guide you can follow this link.

Generating Equinix API Keys

First you need to generate a project scoped API key through the cloud provider Equinix.

Log into your Equinix account

Don't have a Equinix account?
Don't have your Equinix account set up yet? Go here to get started with Equinix!

After logging into to your Equinix account, you should see an option to select your organization. Locate the organization of your target project.

Generate Your Keys

Once you have selected your organization, select your project (ex: My Test Project) from the drop down menu at the top of the screen and then select project settings from the top menu bar.

You can now select API keys from the left menu bar and select ADD to start creating your keys.

The API generation form allows you to add a description to your key and select the permissions associated with your keys.

When you are finished filling out the description and selecting permissions, click the ADD button. Your key should now show up under API keys in Project Settings.

Finding the Project ID

Next you'll need to find the project ID. To find the project ID, make sure you are in "Project Settings" and then look for the "General" tab on the left hand navigation.

If for some reason Cycle becomes unresponsive and you need to rescue the files on your infrastructure, use your SSH key on port 2160 to log directly onto the Cycle OS.

Need Help?

If you've got questions about the platform or need some help getting started, our team is more than happy to assist. Whether you're new to containers or just new to Cycle, reach out to us via livechat by clicking the blue circle in the bottom right corner. Join our Slack channel, and get help from the dev team or other members of the community, and check out our Roadmap to see what's planned for the future!

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