Creating a Profile

A “profile” is a type of host with the configuration you specify.

There might be many hosts that implement the same profile. For example, you may have multiple application servers behind a load balancer. To implement such a setup, you would need two profiles: an application server profile and a load balancer profile.

A profile may be used to provision new hosts on any cloud:

  • a commercial host like Digital Ocean
  • locally using a KVM setup

Scaffold a Profile

The general form for creating a new profile looks like this profile $PROFILE_TYPE

So to create a new profile called application-server that will be tailored for running applications: profile application-server

Next Steps

Once you have a profile, you need to create at least one host that uses the profile. See the following for more information about that.

Provisioning a Host