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To manage a server:

  1. Show the Resources page by clicking the Resources link in the top right hand corner of the screen. 


     
  2. Click on the Servers tab.


     
  3. On the Servers widget, click on the name of the server you want to manage. 

    The Manage Server dialog box is displayed. 



  4. Do one or more of the following:

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    Change the name of the server
    1. Click the button in the title bar.
    2. Edit the details as required.
    3. Click the button.
    Add the server to your favouritesClick the button in the title bar. The icon changes to to indicate that the server has been added to your favourites.
    Remove the server from your favouritesClick the button in the title bar. The icon changes to to indicate that the server has been removed from your favourites.
    Change the product offer or maximum usage values of the server
    1. Click on the Configuration sub-tab.
    2. If the server is running, click the server status indicator and select Stop from the menu.
    3. Click the button on the confirmation dialog.
    4. Once server is stopped, click the button in the Configuration section.
    5. Edit the server details as required.
    6. Click the button to save your changes.
    Start the serverClick on the server status indicator and select Start from the menu.

     
    Stop the serverClick on the server status indicator and select Stop from the menu.

    Shut the server down immediately and unsafely

    If you perform this action on a running server, the hard drive of the server may become corrupted.

    Click on the server status indicator and select Kill from the menu.

     
    Reboot the serverClick on the server status indicator and select Reboot from the menu.

     
    Access the console of the server
    1. Click the button in the title bar.
    2. Select the Console option from the menu.

    Create a server with the same initial configuration as the current server

     

    1. Click the button in the title bar.
    2. Select the Create Similar option from the menu.
    Delete the server
    1. If the server is running, click the Stop button.
    2. Click the button in the title bar.
    3. Select the Delete option from the menu.
    4. Click the button.

    View the initial user, initial password, and server key for the server

     

    1. Click on the Configuration sub-tab.

      The initial user, password, and server key for the server are displayed in the Security section.
    2. To show the initial password of the server in plain text, click the button. Click the button again to obfuscate the password.
    Edit the hypervisor specific parameters of the server
    1. Click on the Virtualisation sub-tab.
    2. Click the button.
    3. Edit the hypervisor settings for the server as required.
    4. If required, force a change to be inherited by resources lower down the hierarchy by clicking the  button. For more information about the hierarchy, see Hypervisor specific settings.
    5. Click the button to save your changes.
    View the disks and manage the disks attached to the server, change the boot disk, or add more disks
    1. Click on the Disks sub-tab.
    2. If the server is running, click the server status indicator and select Stop from the menu.
    3. Click the button on the confirmation dialog.
    4. Do one or more of the following:
      • To add a new disk, click the button.
      • To manage an existing disk, click on the name of the required disk. For more information about managing disks, see Managing a Disk.
      • To remove an existing disk, click the button next to the required disk.
      • To change the boot disk for the server, click and drag the required boot disk to the top of the list using the button.

    View and manage the Network Interface Cards (NICs) attached to the server and add more if required

     

    1. Click on the NICs sub-tab.
    2. If the server is running, click the server status indicator and select Stop from the menu.
    3. Click the button on the confirmation dialog.
    4. Do one or more of the following:
      • To add a NIC:
        1. Click the button.
        2. Do one of the following:
          • To create and attach a new NIC:
            1. Select the Create new NIC radio button.
            2. Enter the required name for the NIC in the NIC Name text box.
            3. Select which network the NIC should be connected to using the Network drop down.
            4. If required, specify a firewall template to apply to the NIC using the Firewall Template drop down in the Settings section.
          • To attach a NIC that already exists in the same cluster as the server, and is not currently attached to another server:
            1. Select the Attach existing NIC radio button.
            2. Select the required NIC.
        3. Click the button to add the NIC.
      • To manage an existing NIC, click on the name of the required NIC.
      • To detach an existing NIC, click the button next to the required NIC.
      • To delete an existing NIC, click the button next to the required NIC.
      • To change the order of your NICs, click and drag the NICs into the required order using the button.
    View and manage firewalls for the server
    1. Click on the Firewalls sub-tab.
    2. Do one or more of the following:
      • To add a firewall to the server, click the button.
        1. Firewalls can be created from existing templates or from new templates. To create a firewall from a new template:
          1. Select the Create new Firewall radio button.
          2. Select the IP address of the server from the IP Address drop down.
          3. Specify the name you want to give the firewall template.
          4. Specify the default IN and OUT actions for the firewall. Exceptions to these rules can be defined when managing the firewall. For more information, see Managing a Firewall Template.
          5. Click the button.
        2. To create a firewall from an existing template:
          1. Select the IP address of the server from the IP Address drop down.
          2. Click the button next to the required firewall template
      • To manage a firewall template, click on the name of the required firewall template. For more information about managing a firewall template, see Managing a Firewall Template.
      • To remove a firewall template, click the button next to the required firewall template.

    Manage the Chef settings for the server

    For information about how these settings are used to communicate with Chef, see Chef integration.

    1. Click on the Bootstrap sub-tab.
    2. Click the button in the Chef Settings section.
    3. Select whether or not to use Chef with the server using the Enable Chef check box.
    4. Complete the following fields using information from your Chef account:

      • Chef Repository URL
      • Chef Server URL
      • Node Name
      • Environment
      • Validation Name
      • Validation Key
      • Recipes
      • Roles
         
    5. Click the  button to save your changes.
      When the server first boots, a trigger compiles this information and sends it to the Chef server specified using the Chef Server URL field.

      This information is passed to the Chef server on first boot only. Subsequent reboots will not affect the information held by the Chef server and hence the configuration applied to the server will not reflect changes to these values after the server is first booted.

    View and manage SSH keys present in the server's metadata

    To use an SSH key to access a virtual machine, the SSH key must be extracted from the virtual machine's metadata. The easiest way to ensure that this happens is to add the SSH key to the server's metadata before the virtual machine is first booted. The firstboot script should then extract the SSH key from the virtual machine's metadata.

    1. Click on the SSH Keys sub-tab.
    2. If the server is running, click the server status indicator and select Stop from the menu.
    3. Click the button on the confirmation dialog.
    4. Do one or more of the following:
      • To add an SSH key to the server's metadata:
        1. Click the button.
          1. Both existing and new SSH keys can be added to the server's metadata. To add a new SSH key:
            1. Select the Create new SSH Key radio button.
            2. Specify the name you want to give the SSH key.
            3. Specify the username associated with the SSH key.
            4. Specify whether or not the SSH key is a global key using the Global drop down.
            5. Copy the public portion of the SSH key into the Public Key text box.
            6. Click the button. The SSH key is added to the server the next time the firstboot script is run.
          2. To add an existing SSH key to the server, click the button next to the required SSH key. The SSH key is added to the server the next time the firstboot script is run.
      • To manage an SSH key present in the server's metadata, click on the name of the required SSH key. Changes to the SSH key will take effect the next time that the firstboot script is run.
      • To remove an SSH key from a server's metadata, click the button next to the required SSH key. The SSH key is removed the next time the firstboot script is run.
    Add the server to a new or existing deployment instance
    1. Click on the Deployment sub-tab.
    2. Do one of the following:
      • To add the server to an existing deployment instance: 
        1. Select Existing Deployment Instance from the Add to drop down menu.
        2. Select the name of the required deployment instance from the Instance drop down menu.
      • To add the server to a new deployment instance:
        1. Select New Deployment Instance from the Add to drop down menu.
        2. Enter the name to give the new deployment instance in the Name text box.
    3. Click the button.
    View jobs associated with the serverClick on the Information sub-tab.
    View and manage the related resources and UUIDs for the server
    1. Click on the Information sub-tab. 
    2. In the Related Resources and UUIDs section, click the name of a related resource or UUID to manage it.

      Not all related resources and UUIDs can be managed; those which can be managed are indicated by their name or UUID appearing as a link.

    View any customer keys associated with the server and add more if required
    1. Click on the Keys sub-tab. 
    2. To add a key, enter the required details and click the  button.

      For more information about keys, see Keys.

    View and edit the server's metadata
    1. Click on the Bootstrap sub-tab.
    2. Click the icon below the metadata sections.
    3. Edit the metadata as required.
    4. Click the  button.

    Edit the permissions for the server
    1. Click on the Permissions sub-tab. 
    2. To add a permission, enter the required details and click the button.
    Permissions are set using the following fields:
    • Permission - Whether to allow or deny the user or group the ability to perform the action specified using the Capability drop down menu.
    • Group/User - Whether the permission applies to a group, or an individual user. This field also specifies the user or group to which the permission applies.
    • Capability - The action that the user or group is specifically allowed or denied the ability to perform.
    • Resource type - The type of resource that the Capability pertains to, for example server, disk, or user.
    For more information about permissions, see Permissions.
  5. Once you have finished managing the server, close the Manage Server dialog by clicking the  button.
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