In order to be able to start your Virtual Machine in FermiCloud you should follow this steps (only once):

1. Create FermiCloud account
It is necessary to apply for an account to use FermiCloud, any registered employee, contractor, or visitor of Fermilab can do this.

New request should be submited via the Service Desk. Request FermiCloud Account

You will be able to instantiate, delete and monitor VMs from both the SSH command line and the web GUI.

Note if you do not currently have a user, contractor, or employee ID at Fermilab you need to request a off-site Fermilab ID number first
For affiliated institution select "Computing Division". For contact list Steven Timm.
More instructions can be found at

2. SSH in FermiCloud and start a test VM