Navigate to the VM Creation Page
Navigate to “Create Virtual Machine” tab on the top part of the development portal website, click on "HTRC Data Capsule" -> "Create Virtual Machine", and then you will be navigated to a VM creation submission page.
Submit VM Creation Request
On the VM Creation page, fill in the form.
Provide a username and password. The password here is NOT your portal account password.
For other fields, you can fill in by referring to the image below (VM Image=ubuntu-12.04-image, VCPUs=1, Memory(MB)=1024).
Finally hit the "Create VM button". The VM creation procedure usually takes about 1 minute to complete.
Check VM Status
In the development portal, click on "Experimental Analysis" -> "Virtual Machines" on the top of the page, and you will be navigated to the VM list page. It shows VM ID, status, actions of each VM you have created.