The Eucalyptus User Console is a Web-based interface that allows users to easily manage instances within a Eucalyptus cloud. It allows users to self-service provision cloud resources for development, testing, staging, or production use.
Eucalyptus 3.4 User Console Updates
AWS Resource Management
Use the User Console to manage AWS public cloud resources in all regions as well as Eucalyptus private cloud resources. Simply log in to the console using your AWS access key and secret key.
Make large data sets more manageable through the use of default filters. You can also easily save your own set of facets in the Magic Search Bar to apply to any list of resources as the default filter on subsequent viewings.
Tagging for Auto Scaling Groups
Easily apply tags to auto scaling groups. Tags can also be propagated to instances launched within auto scaling groups.
Watch the Hybrid User Console demo video [4 mins]
Self-service Resource Provisioning
Many cloud functions can be performed with the Eucalyptus User Console, including:
- View a high-level dashboard of the Eucalyptus cloud
- Create, manage, and delete instances
- Create volumes and snapshots
- Create and import key pairs
- Manage security groups
- Create, manage, and delete auto scaling groups
- Allocate, associate/disassociate, and deallocate IP addresses
The dashboard is the starting point for using the Eucalyptus User Console. From the dashboard, users can access landing pages for instances, storage items (volumes and snapshots), and networking and security objects (key pairs, security groups, and IP addresses).
The Instances section allows users to see how many instances are running and access the Manage Instances screen. You can also see how many instances are running within auto scaling groups and access the Manage Scaling Groups screen.
The Storage section allows users to see at a glance how many storage objects are running and access the various storage object management screens.
Networking and Security
The Network and Security section allows users to see at a glance the number of security groups, key pairs, and IP addresses in the Eucalyptus cloud, and to navigate to management screens for each type of object.
Magic Search Bar
Allows users to quickly find and filter views on any page within the Eucalyptus User Console by adding or removing multiple facets.
Allows application developers and cloud administrators to assign customizable metadata to resources in Eucalyptus. Resource Tags enable users to categorize cloud resources in different ways, for example, by purpose, owner, or environment. Application developers and cloud administrators can filter by tags to easily manage and monitor specific resource collections.
Allows users to easily change or reset their password from within the Eucalyptus User Console.
Manage Key Pairs
Allows users to view a list of key pairs, create new key pairs, and delete key pairs.
Manage Security Groups
Allows users to view a list of security groups and create, modify and delete security groups.
Manage Scaling Groups
Allows users to view a list of auto scaling groups and create scaling groups, modify scaling group properties, quick scale a group to a specified number of instances, manage the instances within a scaling group and delete scaling groups. Users can also view a list of scaling launch configurations, and create and delete launch configurations.
Allows users to view a list of your volumes, create new volumes, attach and detach volumes to a running instance, and delete volumes. Eucalyptus offers persistent storage that users can attach to a running instance. These Eucalyptus Block Storage (EBS) volumes persist autonomously from the running life of an instance, allowing users to create snapshots from volumes. After a block volume is attached to an instance, it can be used like any other physical hard drive.
Allows users to view a list of instances, create new instances, and connect to, reboot, terminate, and delete instances. Users can also associate/disassociate IPs from instances, attach/detach volumes, use an instance as a model to create an auto scaling launch configuration, view logs, and stop/start EBS-backed instances.
Allows users to view a list of snapshots, create new snapshots, and delete snapshots. Users can also create a volume from a snapshot and register a snapshot as a machine image that can then be launced as an instance.
Allows users to view a list of images, create auto scaling launch configurations from an image, and launch instances from an image.
Manage Elastic IP Addresses
Allows users to view a list of available elastic IP addresses, allocate new elastic IP addresses from the Eucalyptus cloud to the user's account, associate and disassociate elastic IP addresses with running instances, and release elastic IP addresses from the user back to the Eucalyptus cloud. Eucalyptus offers elastic IP addresses that can be associated with running instances.