Introduction

The Active subtab lists VMs currently booted on the CFA.

Information

The Active subtab shows information in the table format with the following columns:

Column name Description
Status Current status of the VM
Name Name of the VM
UUID Unique identifier of the VM
VNC Address VNC address to access the booted VM
VNC Password VNC password to access the booted VM
VNC Keymap Keyboard mapping used within VNC console. Default is English US
Boot Group Name of the boot group, to which the VM belongs
Network Network interface used by the VM
Preview Preview thumbnail of the booted VM

Actions

All actions on the Active subtab are available

  • on the toolbar

  • in the context menu of a virtual machine

Action name Action description
Power On Boot the VM
Power Off Shut down the VM
Reboot Restart the VM
Reset Force restart without the guest OS warning (can result in data loss). Useful is guest operating system is not responding
Pull Plug Force shutdown without the guest OS warning (can result in data loss). Useful if guest operating system is not responding
Wake Up  
Settings View boot settings of the VM
Create Backup Job Create a backup job from the current state of the VM 1. The job can then be restored or archived as usual
Delete Delete the current state of the VM and remove it from the tab

Filtering

You can refine the list of virtual machines using filters.

To show all filters available on the Active subtab, click Filters on the toolbar.

Sorting

Grouping

Interact with a booted virtual machine

You can interact with a booted VM by means of VNC using either a browser-based VNC viewer or the VNC client software.

Note

The system does not support file transferring to or from a booted VM over the VNC connection.

Using a browser-based VNC viewer

To connect to a booted VM using the browser-based VNC viewer:

  • click the boot detection screenshot in the Preview column, or

  • click the address link in the VNC Address column.

Using the VNC client software

Note

These instructions use TightVNC for Windows as an example VNC viewer. If you use another VNC software, or another operating system, the routine may differ somewhat.
  1. Run TightVNC Viewer.

  2. In the New TightVNC Connection window:

    1. In the Remote Host box, enter the IP address (or the host name) of the CFA where the VM is booted, and the port to use for connection, in the format ip::port.

      If you connect to a VM booted on the primary (local) CFA, you can find both the IP address (or the host name) and the port on the Active subtab (the VNC Address column).
      If you connect to a VM booted on the secondary (cloud) CFA, only the port is shown on the Active subtab (the VNC Address column). To get the address of the CFA (in the format ep-XXX.inf-YYY.myinfrascale.net), please contact Infrascale Support.
    2. Click Connect.

  3. In the VNC Authentication window, enter the password for VNC connection.

    You can find the password for VNC connection on the Active subtab (the VNC Password column).

  1. Backup jobs created from the Boot tab cannot be archived with the dehydrated archive option.