The Active tab lists VMs currently booted on the CFA.
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|
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|
|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
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 can’t be archived with the dehydrated archive option. ↩