Equinix Metal is my computer
Run hosted VSCode on Equinix Metal's huge: AMD Epyc instances with 64GB RAM and 24 Cores, coupled with a bonded 2 x 10 Gbps uplink to the Internet.
- Provision your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS server using the dashboard and add your SSH key
- Once you have the public IP, log in over SSH
You'll need to install any runtime environments you want to use through the built-in terminal, such as:
- Go - download directly for the latest version
- Docker -
curl -sLS https://get.docker.com | sudo sh
Many CLIs are available through the
arkade get command, you can get arkade here
Option 1 - hosted IDE
tmuxon the server:
sudo apt update && sudo apt install tmux -qy
tmmux- for instructions on this tool see: You need to know tmux
- Run the installation script:
curl -fsSL https://code-server.dev/install.sh | sh
Now you can access your browser through a tunnel via
example for the URL printed out to you.
Open the integrated VScode Terminal and check out your specs:
# nproc 48 # free -h total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 62Gi 1.7Gi 60Gi 9.0Mi 851Mi 60Gi Swap: 1.9Gi 0B 1.9Gi
Test the Internet uplink speed:
# curl -s https://install.speedtest.net/app/cli/install.deb.sh | sudo bash # sudo apt-get install -qy speedtest # speedtest Speedtest by Ookla Server: Claranet Benelux B.V. - Amsterdam (id = 30847) ISP: Packet Host Latency: 0.60 ms (0.01 ms jitter) Download: 8247.24 Mbps (data used: 3.9 GB) Upload: 8899.98 Mbps (data used: 9.2 GB) Packet Loss: 0.0% Result URL: https://www.speedtest.net/result/c/1cf0b9f5-f345-494b-877e-00953cebcde2
You can make the
code-server permanent by running:
sudo systemctl enable --now code-server@$USER
code-server can also be run as a Docker container, but requires more work to configure TLS and authentication, see also: openfaas-incubator/workshop-vscode
Option 2 - remote workstation over SSH
You can also run VSCode locally as a native app on your computer, then bridge to it over SSH.
Your code will be checked out on the remote server and so you should remember to commit the code, or copy it to another computer before deleting your Equinix Metal host.