Summary of the process
The crucial parts with Nectar are ensuring you have
- a Nectar account
- Security Rules for the right ports
- a keypair set up for the initial admin login
- a Nectar allocation to launch the RStudio server against
- somewhere to log into the virtual machine from (e.g. via SSH with MobaXTerm on Windows)
- a tiny bit of Linux-fu to create a normal user
- You *must* create a Keypair before launching a machine, save the .pem file somewhere sensible so you can use it multiple times.
- Security Groups can be added / modified to suit *after* launching, so this is less critical.
- Note that the user for CentOS is "ec2-user" NOT "centos":
Use this to logon, remembering to check the actual "user@" name you need (e.g. ec2-user not centos):
ssh ubuntu@[ip.number] -i [thekey].pem
OR use a client like MobaXTerm, this is easier than putty on Windows. (Moba can use the .pem directly).