Add VM as a User Node on DigitalOcean

Before adding a new hardware node to your Jelastic PaaS installation on the DigitalOcean, you need to prepare an appropriate VM.

1. Access your DO dashboard and click Create > Droplets at the top panel.

create droplet on digitalocean
2. In the opened Create Droplets page, select the CentOS 7.x x64 distribution.

droplet based on centos 7 distribution
3. Next, chose VM with at least 16 GB RAM and 6 vCPUs.

choose dropler size
Note: Jelastic trial license allows using up to 64 GB RAM. Upgrade (purchase) license to choose a server with higher capacities.
4. Select the VM location by picking the required datacenter region. Optionally, attach New SSH Key and Choose a hostname.

other options for droplet on digitalocean

Click Create at the bottom.

5. Log into the Jelastic Cluster Admin Panel and navigate to the Hardware Nodes section.

jelastic light edition cluster admin panel

Click the Add button at the tools panel.

6. Within the opened frame, copy the command for a new hardware node addition.

ssh command for hardware node addition

7. Connect via SSH to the DigitalOcean server and run the hardware node addition command from the previous step.

Wait for the node to be included automatically to the Jelastic cluster with all required interconnections.