|Work with the Eucalyptus User Console / Get Started with the Eucalyptus User Console|
The dashboard is your starting point for using the Eucalyptus console. From the Dashboard, you can access landing pages for instances, scaling groups, storage items (volumes, and snapshots), and networking and security objects (key pairs, security groups, and IP addresses).
You can navigate to specific resource management dialogs in two ways: using the navigation icons at the top of the screen or clicking directly on a resource label or count in the Dashboard screen.
The Instances section allows you to see how many instances are running and access the Manage Instances screen.
The In Scaling Groups section allows you to see how many instances are running in scaling groups and access the Manage Scaling Groups screen.
The Storage section allows you to see at a glance how many storage objects are running and access the various storage object management screens.
The Network and Security section allows you to see at a glance the number of security groups, key pairs, and IP addresses in your Eucalyptus cloud, and to navigate to management screens for each type of object.
Clicking on your account ID in the upper-right corner of the console window displays a drop-down menu showing options to change your password, get help from the Eucalyptus Engage web site, get information about your cloud, and log out of the console.