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VMs Management

Virtual Machines Overview #

User | Manager | Partner

By clicking the VMs button on the Servers page or VMs View in Project page you are redirected to the VM Servers. Here you can see all the virtual machines for your Project with their description.

Project Info #

Under Servers, the title is a brief description of the project – such as Project Name (with locked/unlocked image), Project Status, Cloud Type, or Cloud Credentials.

When there is some operation going on, you can also see here ETC=Estimated Time to Complete. It is approx time (in minutes) until the cluster will be completed.


Servers #

Every Server is described by IDNameFlavorIP AddressPublic IP AddressStatusProfileImage and Created. If you expand the table, you can see the last modification made (Created ByLast ModifiedLast Modified By).

Servers for Project

Server status can be:

  • Deleting
  • Failure
  • Pending
  • Pending Delete
  • Pending Upgrade
  • Ready
  • Updating
  • Upgrading

Actions #

Commit #

Sends the changes to the repository.

Once the cluster is committed, you will see ETC in the project info.

Repair #

When the servers are Failing, use the repair button.

Add VM #

To create a new server, clickAdd VM button and fill in all the fields. You, as a user, can’t delete servers – think twice about which and how many servers you want to create.

Warning #

To create a Virtual Machine, Manager of your Taikun account needs to bind a Flavor and an Image to your Project along with creating a Stanalone Profile.

Server Name – only alphanumeric characters and dash are allowed, 1-30 characters.

Warning #

Letters must be lowercase!

Flavor – choose from the list of offered flavors (e.g., n0.large)

Image – choose from the list of provided images (e.g., ubuntu-20.04)

Volume Size – minimal size is automatically filled in when you select an image, and you can only increase the volume size number

Volume Type – optional; choose from the drop-down selection

Profile – choose a Standalone profile

Count – how many VMs you want to create

Public IP – check if you’re going to enable public IP

Cloud-init – optional; if set, it will override the ssh key from the standalone profile

Tags – enter Key and Value

Disk – enter Name, choose Size, and select Volume Type

Important #

If the project is locked, you can’t use Commit, Repair or Add VM.

VM Action Buttons #

Download RDP file #

RDP file (Remote Desktop Protocol file) is a configuration file used to initiate a remote desktop connection to a virtual machine (VM) or a remote computer. It contains the remote computer’s address, authentication credentials, display settings, and other connection parameters. By opening an RDP file, users can access and control a remote VM or computer as if they were physically present at its location. It enables remote administration, support, and collaboration across networks.

Info #

To enable RDP file option:

  • Port 3389 should be added in Standalone profile since port 3389 is the default port used for Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connections.
  • Project should be unlocked

Show Console  #

Show Console allows administrators or users to access a VM’s desktop environment without needing a remote desktop connection or access through a network.

Show Status #

The Show Status feature provides a valuable means of determining the operational state of a virtual machine (VM) by indicating whether it is currently active or inactive. This functionality serves as an informative tool for users and administrators to ascertain the real-time status of a VM within a virtualized environment.

Shelve  #

Shelving an instance refers to temporarily setting aside an instance within a Cloud computing environment while preserving its associated resources, which may include volumes or disks. By shelving an instance, users can suspend its operation, freeing up resources and reducing costs while retaining its exact state and configuration for future use.

Unshelve  #

Unshelve instance is the reverse operation of Shelve.

Start #

The Start button within a virtual machine (VM) is a control mechanism that initiates powering on and starting a previously stopped or powered-off VM. Its primary function is to transition the VM from a halted or inactive state to an operational state, allowing it to resume normal functioning and perform its intended tasks.

Stop  #

The Stop button within a virtual machine (VM) is a control mechanism that facilitates the termination of all active processes and operations running within the VM. Its primary purpose is to halt the execution of tasks and bring the VM to a stopped state, preventing any further activity or access to its resources.

Reboot servers #

Soft Reboot #

Soft reboot of a server within a virtual machine (VM) involves initiating a restart of the server’s operating system while allowing the system’s processes and tasks to complete their current operations before the restart takes place. This method ensures that ongoing operations are gracefully terminated, and resources are properly released before the server restarts.

Hard Reboot #

Hard reboot refers to a process in which a server within a virtual machine environment undergoes a complete and immediate shutdown of all running processes, resulting in the termination of all active data and system operations. Following this abrupt termination, the server is restarted, initiating a fresh boot-up sequence.

View Details #

The View details button provides users comprehensive access to essential information regarding virtual machines (VMs) within a virtualized environment. Users can retrieve detailed data such as creation details, disk specifications, profile name, associated security group, and tags linked to the VM by clicking this button.

Read more details about VMs uses here.

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