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# Active subtab

## Introduction

The Active subtab lists VMs currently booted on the Cloud Failover Appliance (CFA).

### Information

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

Column Description
Status Current status of the VM
Name Name of the VM
UUID Unique identifier of the 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 Description
Power On Boot VM
Power Off Shut down VM
Reboot Restart VM
Reset Force restart VM without the guest operating system warning (can result in data loss). Useful if guest operating system is not responding
Pull Plug Force shutdown VM without the guest operating system warning (can result in data loss). Useful if guest operating system is not responding
Wake Up
Settings View VM boot settings
Create Backup Job Create a backup job from the current VM state 1. The job can then be restored or archived as usual. Note that while backup is in progress, you cannot edit VM settings, perform power management operations, start another backup of the VM, or delete VM
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.

## Interact with booted virtual machine

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

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

### Using the VNC client software

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).

## Connect to booted virtual machine from Dashboard

You can connect to and interact with a VM booted on the secondary (cloud) CFA from the Infrascale Dashboard using secured and encrypted web-based VNC connection. For this:

1. In the Infrascale Dashboard, go to ManageDR Sites & Appliances.

2. In the list of CFAs, find the one you want to connect to.

3. Click Manage () on the right, and then click Manage Cloud.

CFA Management Console opens.

4. In the CFA Management Console, go to BootActive.

5. To connect to booted VM:

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