Login to the Horizon Dashboard (1/4)

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.

Introduction

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.
  1. The Fuga dashboard can be found at: https://my.fuga.cloud
  2. Enter your credentials at the login page to login.

Compute tabs

Instances

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.

Kubernetes

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.

Storage tabs

Object Store

The Object Store offers a highly scalable low-cost storage solution. Here you can create and manage your Object Store containers.

Volume Store

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.

Images

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.

Networking tabs

Networks

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.

IP addresses

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.

Security Groups

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

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.

Services tabs

DNS (Coming Soon)

Connect to your websites using domain names instead of IP addresses.

Access tabs

Credentials

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.

Key Pairs

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.

API Credentials

To connect with tools that are not familiar with our Application Credentials, you can create an API Credential.

API Endpoints

View your API endpoints.

Billing tabs

Create and manage your payment methods, view your usages and check or download your invoices.

Account tab

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.

Conclusion

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.