The Eucalyptus User Console is an easy to use Web-based interface that allows users to manage instances within a Eucalyptus cloud. It allows users to self-service provision cloud resources for development, testing, staging, or production use.
Eucalyptus 3.3 User Console Updates
Magic Search Bar
The 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.
Resource Tagging 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.
Users can now easily change or reset their password from within the Eucalyptus User Console.
Note: Auto Scaling (including using CloudWatch metrics and alarms to trigger scaling policies) will be included in the User Console with Eucalyptus 3.3.1, targeted for release in Q3 of 2013.
Watch the updated Eucalyptus 3.3 User Console overview [6:03 minutes].
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
- 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.
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.
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.
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/deassociate IPs from instances, attach/detach volumes, 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 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.
Watch the overview of using the Eucalyptus User Console on an iPad [3:21 minutes].