This section explains the components of the Eucalyptus
Administrator Console screen.
The Eucalyptus Administrator Console screen has the following
- This area includes the logo, the link to a user profile
setting menu, and the big search box.
- User Profile
- The current login user identity displays on the right side
of the logo area. It shows the user name and the account
name of the user identity, in the format of
Click the profile name to display the user profile menu.
The menu provides the following functions:
- View/change profile: Displays
the search result of the current user. In the search
result page, you can view or change your identity’s
- View access key: Displays the
search result of the current user’s access key.
- Change password: Displays a
dialog to change password.
- Download new credentials:
Downloads the current user’s credential package in a
- Quick Links
- The left side of the Eucalyptus Administrator Console screen
contains the Quick Links area. This
area provides links to various contents of the Eucalyptus
Links area is organized into sections
made up of two levels. The top level is a heading for
that section. Under each heading is a second section
that contains a list of links. Each link is a search
query in the form of the URL. Click a link to return the
associated search result. For example, Your
Keys is a search query of all the access
keys belonging to you.
You can hide the Quick Links area
by clicking the arrow of the vertical separator between
Quick Links and the main
- Main Content
- The center part of the main screen displays the main
content, usually the search result list. In many content
displays, the Eucalyptus Administrator Console displays a
toolbar that contains action buttons. The bottom of the
content area provides the page navigation controls.
search result list usually has multiple columns, some of
which are sortable. Click the title in the column to
sort the column display. If the list is too long, the
Eucalyptus Administrator Console partitions the list
into multiple pages. By default, each page displays a
maximum of 25 rows, but you can configure this
When you select an item in the main
content area, the Eucalyptus Administrator Console
highlights the entire row and displays the
Properties area. To select
multiple items, use the Ctrl key
for individual items, or the
Shift key for a continuous
block of items.
- The Properties area displays the
detailed information about a selected search result item.
The properties are displayed in two columns: the property
name is on the left, and the property value is on the right.
Working with the Properties
- The Eucalyptus Administrator Console displays values
of editable properties in a white input box. If you
make any changes to value, the Eucalyptus
Administrator Console displays the
Save button at the
bottom. Click this button to save any changed
- Some properties are of complex types. For example,
the list of member users of an account. In these
cases, the property names are displayed in
hyperlinks with a magnifying glass icon. These
hyperlinks invoke a search query.
- Other properties display an "action" icon. For
example, Password displays a
pencil icon. Click that icon to change the
- The Eucalyptus Administrator Console allows you to
customize the displayed information in
Properties. Click the
plus icon to add a new property to the display.
Click the minus icon to delete a property from the
- Click the X next to the
Properties title to hide
- The bar at the bottom of the main screen shows system status
messages, log window toggle button and the software version
(from left to right).
- Click the LOG button on the status
bar to pop up the log window. The log window records
important dashboard events, especially any operations that
modify system states, e.g. adding a new account, etc. The
log windows records the latest 1024 log messages.