mac instance organises the server instances that you create using ManageaCloud.
mac instance list: lists all active instances
mac instance ssh: accesses and instance via ssh
mac instance create: creates a new instance
mac instance destroy: destroys an instance
mac instance facts: retrieves instance's facts
mac instance log: retrieves instances logs
The following cloud providers are supported: Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, DigitalOcean, Google Compute Engine and ManageaCloud.
Types of instances
There are two types of instances that are supported by ManageaCloud: temporal instances and production instances.
Testing servers have a limited lifetime. The default is 90 minutes. Orchestrating from the web does not allow customization of this value. However, if you orchestrate from the command line interface (cli) or from the api this value can be customized. Once the lifespan has expired the server will be automatically destroyed by ManageaCloud.
Production instances do not have limited lifespan and it is the responsibility of the user to destroy the instance when it is no longer needed.