Working in the Cloud Control Panel (for all types of Cloud Servers)
Posted by Alex B. on 08 March 2012 07:43 AM
1. My Cloud page
This is the page for administering your cloud products/services. The first tab: "My Virtual Machines" lists all your virtual machines. It notifies you about which of your virtual machines is active and which hasn't been created yet. The second tab: "Storage Disk Space", redirects to a page which lists the HFW Cloud services associated with the Storage Disk Size product. Click on the Product/Service label to see its details. The Status bar shows if the product is in the Active/ Pending/ Suspended/ Terminated state. The Space limit shows the maximum number of GB available for the service.
While on "My Virtual Machines" page:
If there's no active virtual machine assigned to your product, then you need to create one. Please see "How can I deploy my Cloud Server (for Self-Managed Cloud Servers)?" for details.
2.1 Virtual Machine Details
2.2 Virtual Machine Settings
3. CPU Usage
On this page there's a chart which shows the CPU utilization for the last 24 hours for this Virtual Machine. If you click on the "CPU Usage (Cores)" link right under the graph, you can see the values for each interval on the graph.
4. IP Addresses
This page lists the IP Addresses allocated to this virtual machine. When a machine is built, these will automatically be configured. However, if they are allocated after the machine has been built, you will need to configure them yourself. Info available for each IP:
This page lists the storage disks in your cloud cluster. HostForWeb Managed Cloud Servers include automatic snapshot backups and restore service. Self-Managed Cloud Servers may enable backup services with an additional charge. For each disk you can view the ID, the size, the type and if it has been built.
Note: Backups are not provided by default with Self-Managed servers. You may order them at startup or at any time.
If available, the backups will be listed on this page. You can click on the relevant links to restore the disk from a backup or you can delete that backup. Also, you can view the backup schedule, the disk, the status, the backup size and the backup type.
Upgrade/Downgrade the resources of each specific product . This is the main benefit of the cloud server: the ability to increase or decrease resources anytime. In the Client Area, click on "My Cloud" link, and you will see a list of your purchased products/services. At the right end of each product line there's an icon link. Click on it to enter the control panel of this product. Click on the "Upgrade/Downgrade" link.
This page lists the adjusted resource allocations:
All changes to resources will be applied after payment processing and virtual machine restart.