This getting started series consists of 4 short tutorials in which we'll introduce you to Fuga Cloud and where we'll help you to launch your first instance quickly.
Fuga Cloud offers a user-friendly dashboard called 'Horizon' that gives you access to all the Fuga Cloud OpenStack services. Horizon enables you to manage all your projects within OpenStack. The dashboard gives you easy access to your instances, volumes and lets you easily configure your networks and routers. This tutorial gives you an overview of the basic functionality.
Log in to the dashboard
Note: Not every browser is supported by the OpenStack dashboard. The browser needs support for HTML5 Canvas and HTML5 WebSockets (check compatibility here). Chrome or Firefox are suggested for the best performance.
- The Fuga dashboard can be found at: https://my.fuga.cloud
- Enter your credentials at the login page to login.
- At this moment it isn't possible to change your avatar, there is a connection with gravatar.com though
From this tab, you can connect to your instances through virtual network computing (VNC). The instance tab shows you the instance’s name, it’s public IP addresses, associated key-pair, power state, size and status. Further actions include the ability to create snapshots, edit, resize, pause, reboot and much more.
Clusters (Coming Soon)
Create and operate clusters of homogeneous objects. This way you can orchestrate collections of similar objects more easily.
Containers (Coming Soon)
Run application containers without the need to manage servers or clusters.
The Kubernetes tab allows you to create or manage existing Kubernetes clusters. Once a cluster is created, information about the cluster state, masters and nodes can be inspected all in a single glance. A specific cluster can be managed into more detail by clicking the cluster name.
GPUs (Early access)
High-performance GPUs on Fuga Cloud for machine learning, scientific computing, and 3D visualization.
The Object Store offers a highly scalable low-cost storage solution. Here you can create and manage your Object Store containers.
In the volume store tab, you can create, view and delete volumes. Volumes are block storage devices that you attach to instances to enable persistent storage. You can attach or detach a volume at any time. You are also able to create a snapshot from a volume.
File Store (Coming Soon)
Data is stored as a single piece of information inside a folder, just like you’d organize pieces of paper inside a manila folder.
Launch instances from images and snapshots view images and instance snapshots created by users. There are public images available that you can use to create your own images. After clicking on an image you can find some details like size, status, format etc.
The network tab allows you to see a visual representation of your OpenStack network topology. In this tab, you are able to create and manage your public and private networks as well as create ports that can be attached to devices.
You can allocate an IP address to a project in this tab. Unlike the state of the instances, floating IP addresses are able to have their connections modified at any time.
A security group acts as a virtual firewall for instances and other resources on your network. Here you can view, create, edit, and manage your security groups and security group rules.
Load Balancers let you distribute traffic between multiple instances and are a good way to horizontally scale your app. When creating a Load Balancer a network can be selected and instances within that network can be added to the balanced pool. Different methods of balancing can be selected. Additionally monitoring can be deployed.
Connect to your websites using domain names instead of IP addresses.
You can request to add domain to DNS by filling out this easy form. We will check your domain manually. After the check, we will send you an email to let you know your domain is added.
Databases (Coming Soon)
There is a preview available
Backups (Coming Soon)
There is a preview available
Each project should have at least one SSH key pair, here you can view, create, edit, upload and delete your key pairs. Once a pair has been created, it can be used for authenticating with (multiple) instances and Kubernetes clusters.
Application credentials provide a way to delegate a user’s authorization to an application without sharing the user’s password authentication.
EC2 / S3 Credentials allow you to generate EC2/S3 credentials to connect to our OpenStack API.
To connect with tools that are not familiar with our Application Credentials, you can create an API Credential.
View your API endpoints.
Create and manage your secrets
Usage : view your usages, its updated daily
Billing: Create and manage your payment methods
Invoices: check or download your invoices
Quota: direct insights in your quota and easy to change
Under the account tab you can find the teams you’re in and which projects belong to that team. This is the kick-off for the implementation of teams, projects and members. You can also edit your own profile information. Our teams webpage tells you more about teams.
Support tab (right side)
- Quick actions
- Tips and Tricks
- Api endpoints
- start a chat
This was the first part of the Getting Started series. In the next part of the Getting Started series, we will talk about configuring secure access to your instances.