The Active subtab lists VMs currently booted on the CFA.
The Active subtab shows information in the table format with the following columns:
|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|
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|
|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|
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 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.
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
Run TightVNC Viewer.
In the New TightVNC Connection window:
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.
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).
Backup jobs created from the Boot tab cannot be archived with the dehydrated archive option. ↩