Introduction

The Active tab lists VMs currently booted on the CFA.

Information

Information on the Active subtab is presented in the table format with the following default columns:

Column name Column description
Status Current status of the VM
Name Name of the VM
VNC Address VNC address to access the booted VM
VNC Password VNC password to access the booted VM
Boot Group Name of the boot group, to which the VM belongs
Preview Preview thumbnail of the booted VM

Special actions

All special actions on the Active subtab are available via

  • the toolbar on the top left, or

  • the context menu of a VM

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 isn’t responding
Pull Plug Force shutdown without the guest OS warning (can result in data loss). Useful if guest operating system isn’t 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

Interact with a booted client

You have two options to interact with a booted VM.

Using 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 VNC client software

Note

The steps below 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 can’t be archived with the dehydrated archive option.