This is a simplified view intended for cloud consumers that just require a portal where they can provision new virtual machines and easily manage them. To create new VMs, they only need to be selected from one of the available templates already available.
This is not the default view for account owners when logging to the portal, but can be selected in the top-right of the web at the user dropdown. It is recommended as the default view for any user created by the account owner (also known as Group Admin).
Using the Cloud
In this scenario, the platform provides a set of templates and images ready to be used. These Templates are ready to be instantiated, they define some of the mandatory attributes (depending on the template). Before using them, users can optionally customize the VM capacity, resize disks, add new network interfaces and provide values required by the template.
Both in the Simple View and the Advanced View the user can select between HDD storage and SSD storage for their virtual disks. Price will vary as shown on the product description when acquiring the HyperCX Public Cloud account. To select the type of storage, go to Deploy VM in a specific Datastore when instantiating a new VM.
When inserting a root password, this password will be configured to the root user. Users can log in to the root account using this password via the VNC console, but it will not work using ssh for security reasons. Users can change this on the sshd server configuration, or create a new user. Using a root password is not recommended for security reasons, instead, an easier and more secure way to access VM instances is using public keys. More information here.
The status of the VMs can be monitored from the VMs tab.
Information about the capacity, OS, IPs, creation time and monitoring graphs for a specific VM are available in the detailed view of the VM
A user can perform the following actions from this view:
- Access the VNC console.
- Reboot the VM, the user can send the reboot signal (reboot) or reboot the machine (reboot hard)
- Power off the VM, the user can send the power off signal (poweroff) or power off the machine (poweroff hard)
- Terminate the VM
- Power on the VM
- Hot and cold atach virtual disks from existing images.
- Hot and cold attach Virtual NICs.
- Create snapshots.
- Create scheduled actions.
For more information on how to manage VMs, consult the Virtual Machines Management section.
From the user settings tab, the user can change his password, language, ssh key and view