Cloud Help, The Dashboard

The main dashboard view is what you are greeted with after you are logged in. It looks something like the screenshot below.

In order to illustrate and descrie the sections we will talk about we highlighted the sections so we can dive right in.

First off, let’s check the overview. It basically gives you a very quick view of how much of your resources are used up. It will allow you to either re-evaluate whether you need more or if some resources can be freed by deleting them.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you shut one of your instances off, the CPU, RAM, Disk space etc, will still be showing as used. The system is designed that it reserves the actual quote of the server so that you don’t run out of resources by planning wrongly.

Next, lets go with the User settings, the simple menu. Here you can get to the HELP section, log out or change your password. You can also define basic settings on how many items you would like to have displayed per page in the dashboard , volumes for example, or how many log lines you would like to see in the instances, more on that later.

Over on the top right side of the menu bar, we go to the Project list. A Project is an isolated environment that has its own infrastructure, users, instances etc. You can be part of multiple Projects but in most cases you are member of only one. If you have more the project list becomes a drop-down menu and you can switch between them.

Last but not least the big ticket item, the menu that controls and builds it all.
The Project section has basically all the menu items you need and have for your project. Each has its own part and you can collapse and expand them as needed.

  • Compute -> Overview: The main overview you see when you log in
  • Compute -> Instances: a list of your virtual instances, also allows you to control them, resize, reboot and create
  • Compute -> Images: a list of all Operating systems currently supported by us for deployment. At the time of writing, the list is as follows:
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise 12.3 JeOS
    • Windows 10 Desktop
    • Windows 2016-server
    • Windows 2012R2 Std
    • Redhat Enterprise Linux 7.4
    • Fedora 27 Cloud Image
    • Windows 2012 Std
    • Windows 2008 R2 Std
    • SUSE CaasP
    • Ubuntu 16.04
    • Ubuntu 14.04
    • Centos 6
    • Centos 7
    • OpenSUSE Leap 42.3
  • Compute -> Access and Security: Control panel for Security Groups, Floating IPs and API access.
  • Network -> Network Topology: A visual representation of how your networks, routers and computers are connected
  • Network -> Networks: The control panel to create, modify or otherwise control your networks. Each network can contain multiple subnets.
  • Network -> Routers: A list of your Routers. You may have as many as your quota allows but at least 1 is needed to connect to the internet and assign floating IPs
  • Network -> Firewalls : Firewall as a Service, can be used to build specific firewalls for your usage (different than Security Groups)
  • Network -> Load Balancers: The control panel to create and implement Loadbalancers for your applications, allowing you to create certain redundancy into your applications
  • Container Infra ->  Clusters: Control panel to create and modify Kubernetes clusters. ADVANCED USERS
  • Container Infra -> Cluster Templates: Your customer templates to build Kubernetes clusters on the fly. ADVANCED USERS
  • Orchestration -> Stacks : Your deployed deployment templates to rapid deploy entire infrastructures. ADVANCED USERS
  • Orchestration -> Resource Types: Types of resources to be used in your templates for orchestration. ADVANCED USERS
  • Orchestration -> Template Versions : Supported Template versions for Orchestration. ADVANCED USERS

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