Introduction

The Overview subtab shows the list of VM and DR Image clients, which can be booted as a VM running on the CFA or in the cloud, grouped in categories.

Information

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

Column name Column description
Client Name Name of the client
Recovery Points Number of valid recovery points, which can be used when booting the VM
VM Size Total size of the client
Boot Group Boot group, to which the client belongs

Special actions

All special actions on the Overview subtab are available via

  • the toolbar on the top left, or

  • the context menu of a client

Boot a single client

To boot a single VM or DR Image client

  1. Click Boot on the toolbar or in the context menu of a client.

    The Boot Wizard starts.

  2. Select a recovery point from the list of available points.

    infoThis step shows only if the client has multiple recovery points.
  3. Specify the boot settings, if needed.

    Setting Description
    Basic settings  
    Name Name of the VM configuration, under which it shows in the list of VMs
    Base Memory Amount of RAM to be used by the booted VM
    Processor(s) Number of processors to be used by the booted VM
    Network Type of network for the booted VM
    VNC Port Port to access the booted VM on. Sequentially picked from the list of available ports unless specified manually
    VNC Password Password to access the booted VM. Generated automatically unless specified manually
    VNC Console Keymap Keyboard mapping to be used within VNC. Default is English (United States)
    Advanced settings  
    Disk Controller Select when booting a VM with a specific set of boot devices
    Processor Model Select if the operating system of the booted VM requires a specific CPU architecture
    Pointing Device Select to match your actual pointing device
    Network Adapter Select to ensure the booted VM loads proper drivers for the NIC, with which it was backed up
    MAC Address Select to boot the VM with the same MAC address, and retain the same static IP or DHCP address

    QEMU commands

    QEMU commands allow to override any boot settings specified previously.

    notification_important These to be used preferably only if instructed by Infrascale Support.

    For the comprehensive details, see the QEMU User Documentation.

  4. Click Boot to boot the client.

    infoThe client will boot only if it does not exceed the number of simultaneously booted VMs.

Boot a group of clients

To boot a group of VM or DR Image clients, click Boot Entire Group on the toolbar or in the context menu of a client.

infoIf the number of VMs in the booted group exceeds the number of simultaneously booted VMs, none of them will boot.

If the name of a VM in the booted group is identical to the name of an already booted VM, the new VM will have an incremental number added to its name.