Virtual Machines


On this page, you can find an explanation of how to create, resize, delete Linux and Windows Virtual Machine, and instructions for other steps to manage Virtual Machines in Cloud Console.

Table of contents

  1. Virtual Machines Page
  2. Create Linux Virtual Machine
  3. Create Windows Virtual Machine
  4. Virtual Machine details page
  5. Download RDP File
  6. Edit Virtual Machine
  7. Resize Virtual Machine
  8. Delete Virtual Machine

Virtual Machines page

To get to the Virtual Machines page, select the Virtual Machines from the VIRTUAL DATACENTER block in the side-bar menu:

On this page you can find all created Virtual Machines in the current Project of the selected Organization, with their Headers, Create button, Search bar and Actions icon, which opens a list of available management actions for the selected VM:

Actions icon opens the next list of available management actions:

  • Start - this option is used to start the VM if it was stoppedd; 
  • Stop - this option is used to stop the VM;
  • Soft reboot - this option is used a graceful shut down and restart of the VM;
  • Edit - this option is used to change VM’s name;
  • Resize - this option is used to change the Flavor for the VM;
  • Delete - this option is for VM removing;
  • Remote console - this option is used to use remote console for VM;
  • Download RDP file - this option is available only for Windows VMs and is used to download RDP file for the remote connection to the Windows VMs;

Create Linux Virtual Machine

To create new Linux VM, do the following:

  • go to the Virtual Machines page and click on the CREATE VM icon in the upper left corner;
  • fill in the form on the next opened Create Virtual Machine window and click on the CREATE icon:
    • Source - choose the source wich you want to use for VM creating: image, volume or snapshot;

    • OS Platform - choose the OS Platform wich you want to use for VM creating: Linux or Windows (in this example it will be Linux);

    • Image ID - set the ID of the previousluy selected Source for VM creating (Image ID, Volume ID or Snapshot ID);

    • Name - set a name for the VM;

    • Tags - this field is optional; use it if you need to set some tags for the VM;

    • Flavor - select the size for new VM;

    • Key pair - this field is necessary only for Linux VMs; select here the SSH Key that was previously created on the SSH Keys page or create a new one, which you will use to connect to the Linux VM;

    • Networks - choose one or more networks;

    • Firewalls- choose what collection of network access rules will control the traffic to this VM;

      NOTE: To connect to the selected Linux Virtual Machine remotely via SSH, you need to add an additional Firewall with a rule, that will allow incoming traffic to TCP port 22 (like shown below) - to find additional information about this, please see the article Access Linux VM;

    • Volume size (GB) - provide the preferred disk size for the VM, it can be specified in the range from 10 GB to 1000 GB. Minimal available size for Linux VMs - 10 GB; and also just below this field you can make a mark for auto-deleting volume when the VM is terminated;   

After these steps, the newly created Linux VM will be added to the Virtual Machine page with the status ACTIVE:

Create Windows Virtual Machine

To create new Windows VM, do the following:

  • go to the Virtual Machines page and click on the CREATE VM icon in the upper left corner;
  • fill in the form on the next opened Create Virtual Machine window and click on the CREATE icon:
    • Source - choose the source wich you want to use for VM creating: image, volume or snapshot;

    • OS Platform - choose the OS Platform wich you want to use for VM creating: Linux or Windows (in this example it will be Windows);

    • Image ID - set the ID of the previousluy selected Source for VM creating (Image ID, Volume ID or Snapshot ID);

    • Name - set a name for the VM;

    • Tags - this field is optional; use it if you need to set some tags for the VM;

    • Flavor - select the size for new VM;

    • Password - this field is necessary only for Windows VMs;come up with the root password (it must contain at least one Latin letter in upper case, one Latin letter in lower case, digit, special character, and must be at least 8 characters long);

    • Confirm password;

    • Networks - choose one or more networks;

    • Firewalls- choose what collection of network access rules will control the traffic to this VM;

      NOTE: To connect to the selected Windows Virtual Machine remotely via RDP you need to add an additional Firewall with a rule that will allow incoming traffic to TCP port 54000 like shown below - to find additional information about this, please see the article Access Windows VM;

    • Volume size (GB) - provide the preferred disk size for this VM, it can be specified in the range from 10 GB to 1000 GB. Minimal available size for Windows VMs - 40 GB; and also just below this field you can make a mark for auto-deleting volume when the VM is terminated;   

After these steps, the newly created Windows VM will be added to the Virtual Machine page with the status ACTIVE:

Virtual Machine details page

To open the Virtual Machine details page, click on the Name of the corresponding Virtual Machine:

This action will redirect you to the Virtual Machine details page, where you can find:

  • VM details area with actual information about it - name, public IP, region, status, memory and image that was used for VM’s creation:

  • panel with available quick actions:

    • Start - this option is used to start the VM if it was stoppedd; 
    • Reboot - this option is used to reboot power cycles the VM;
    • Stop - this option is used to stop the VM;
    • Edit - this option is used to to change VM’s name;
    • Remote console - this option is used to use remote console for VM;
    • Additional Actions:
      • Resize - this option is used to change the VM flavor;
      • Download RDP File - this option is used to download RDP file for the Windows VM;
      • Delete - this option is for VM removing;
  • transition to the NETWORKS & SECURITY, VOLUMES, SNAPSHOTS and LOG pages related to this VM:

    • NETWORKS & SECURITY TAB - opens the Networks & Security page where you can find all available Interfaces and Security Groups (Firewalls) of corresponding VM, and also add new Interface or/and Firewall and manage this services. To find additional information about Networks and Security use the articles Networks and Subnets and Firewalls and Firewall Rules

    • VOLUMES TAB - opens the Volumes page where you can find all attached volumes of corresponding VM, and also attache new one and manage them. To find additional information about volumes use the article Volumes

    • SNAPSHOTS TAB - opens the Snapshots page where you can find all available snapshots of corresponding VM, create new one and manage them. To find additional information about snapshots use the article Snapshots)

    • LOG TAB - opens the Log page where you can find VM’s logs.

Download RDP File

This option is available only for Windows VMs and is used to download RDP file for the remote connection to the Windows VMs.

To download RDP for the remote connection to the Windows Virtual Machine, do the following:

  • identify Windows Virtual Machine, for what  you want to download RDP file on the Virtual Machines page;
  • click on the Actions icon and select the Download RDP file in the list of available options.

After these steps, the RDP File of the selected Windows Virtual Machine will be downloaded.
Also, you can download RDP file from Virtual Machine details page, by clicking on the appropriative quick actions icon there.

Edit Virtual Machine

To edit the Virtual Machine, do the following:

  • identify Virtual Machine, that you want to edit, on the Virtual Machines page;
  • click on the Actions icon  and select the Edit in the list of available options;
  • update the Virtual Machine Name on the opened Edit Virtual Machines window and click on the SAVE icon.

After these steps, the selected Virtual Machine will be updated.
Also, you can edit Virtual Machine from Virtual Machine details page, by clicking on the appropriative quick actions icon there.

Resize Virtual Machine

To resize the Virtual Machine, do the following:

  • identify Virtual Machine, that you want to resize, on the Virtual Machines page;
  • click on the Actions icon and select the Resize in the list of available options;
  • choose new flavor for the Virtual Machine on the next opened Resize Virtual Machines window and click on the SAVE icon;
  • verify resize by clicking again on the Actions icon and select additional option - Confirm resize

When the VM’s status changes from RESIZE to VERIFY_RESIZE, you can confirm or revert your action, just click again on the Actions icon and select one of the additional options - Confirm resize or Revert resize:

If you confirm resizing, the selected virtual machine will be resized after a few minutes and its status will be ACTIVE.
Also, you can resize Virtual Machine from Virtual Machine details page, by clicking on the appropriative quick actions icon there.

Delete Virtual Machine

To delete the Virtual Machine, do the following:

  • identify this unnecessary Virtual Machine on the Virtual Machines page;
  • click on the Actions icon  and select the Delete in the list of available options;
  • confirm the Virtual Machine deletion on the next opened Confirmation window.

After these steps, the selected Virtual Machine will be deleted.
Also, you can delete Virtual Machine from Virtual Machine details page, by clicking on the appropriative quick actions icon there.