Cloud Help, The Instances

Instances, in the original ideology were disposable, quickly launched small Linux machines that had a small purpose and then got deleted, kind of like containers are done nowadays. In Datalounges Cloud Instances can be deleted and created at will as well because we make sure the customer stores the data on Volumes and not in disposable small instances. This has also a few benefits, not just making things complicated.
Now, when you have logged into your dashboard and open the menu COMPUTE -> Instances you will see a list of all the instances you have, or none, if you haven’t launched any yet.

On first glance there is a lot of information about the instance, including the name , which is a hyperlink to more information, the IPs of all network interfaces and a drop down menu in the end.
If you click on the name of the instance you get a lot more information separated in tabs, such as a detailed security group list, the exact cpu/ram configuration and the volumes that is has attached.
You can also get a full system log out put, what the instance actually logs while booting up. NOTE: This does not have ALL EVENT LOGS in Windows but it does output driver loading information which can come in very handy.

Furthermore, we have a Console tab. This contains a link to the root console, like a direct monitor connection. This is where you can access the machine directly, not via remote, if you need to change some ip configs etc in Windows.  NOTE: Linux instances can ONLY be accessed with SSH key by default, so the root console wont do you any good unless you have already configured a username and password which is highly NOT recommend due to brute forcing attacks. For a windows virtual machine you NEED to access the root console during initial setup to set the Administrator password etc.

Lastly the Action Log, basically contains information on power and system actions performed on the instance, such as restarts, rebuild, create, shutdown etc.

The same drop down menu that you can find in the first Instance screen is always present also in the detailed screens and if you click on the drop down next to CREATE SNAPSHOT, you can actually see the amount of actions you can perform on your instance.

Very nie things are the Resize Instance feature and Edit Security Groups, in order to change the Security Groups applied to the system.

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