Make sure you upload an SSH Keypair to your LINODE dashboard. Or you can use the CREATE SSH KEY-PAIR button to automatically generate a pair for you. Either way you should make sure there is an SSH public key in your Linode/Akamai account before performing any other steps!
Note: If you have used the setup wizard to configure Linode you do not need to do so again unless you have rotated your API keys or SSH keys.
The LINODE provider, as with other providers, need connection and security information before it can be used.
You can provide this information under WPCD.CLOUD → SETTINGS → CLOUD PROVIDERS → LINODE. There are several steps to this process:
Some Linode datacenters randomly refuse to complete our start up scripts – in these cases you’ll see output such as the following:
Adding additional repositories Failed! Quitting process
If this continues to occur, you should choose a different data center or retry your preferred data center later.
When setting a name for your server, the following rules must be followed (taken from the Linode API guide)
Linode automatically installs all public keys for the designated user name into new Linodes. So, if there are any “test” keys in your account, you should remove them before creating Linodes or use a different user name configured with only your production SSH keys.