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.
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.
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 private and public IP addresses, size, status, task, power state, and uptime. In the action tab you are able to create a snapshot and edit, resize, pause, reboot and much more.
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.
Each project should have at least one SSH key pair, here you can view, create, edit, import and delete your key pairs.
Create and manage Stacks that automate your deployments.
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.
The network topology allows you to see a visual representation of your OpenStack network. In this tab, you are able to create and manage your public and private networks.
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.
In the Account Details page, you can find the team 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 profile information.
Create and manage your API credentials and view your API endpoints.
Create and manage your payment methods, view your usages and check or download your invoices.
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.