Getting started

Since launching and destroying cloud servers can take a few minutes, the easiest way to get started and explore cloudtask is to experiment with a local ssh server:

# you need root privileges to install SSH
apt-get install openssh-server
/etc/init.d/ssh start

Add your user's SSH key to root's authorized keys:

ssh-copy-id root@localhost

Then run test tasks with the --workers=localhost option, like this:

seq 10 | cloudtask --workers=localhost echo