Control Panel

This is a web based interface available at http://<appliance_ip>:8000 which handles many aspects of the vOneCloud platform configuration.

To log in the administrator will need the oneadmin account, which is set in the initial configuration of the Control Console.

The next section documents the available information and actions in this interface

Appliance Management

In the dashboard of the Control Panel you will be able to see the following information:

Parameter Description
UUID Each vOneCloud appliance has an automatically generated UUID used to identify it. This information is required by vOneCloud Support for users with an active support subscription.
Installation Date Records the date of the vOneCloud first deployment.
Version Active vOneCloud version
Upgrade Date Records the date of last vOneCloud upgrade.
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Additionally vOneCloud will report the subscription status:

  • No subscription detected
  • Active subscription
  • Expired subscription

Configuration Management

The configuration action handles the supported configuration of the vOneCloud appliance:

If the configuration is changed while OpenNebula is running, it will need to be restarted. A warning will appear in the dashboard reminding the user to restart the OpenNebula service.

System options

It is possible to configure SSH and SSL:

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SSH

By default SSH access is disabled. If you want to enable it, enable the SSH Password Authentication checkbox.

You can choose whether to allow password based authentication. If you only want public ssh key authentication you need to fill in the SSH Authorized Public Key(s) for root field.

SSL

If you want to enable SSL you will need to:

  • Enable the SSL enabled checkbox
  • Provide a Certificate (copy&paste the contents of the file)
  • Provide a Key Certificate (copy&paste the contents of the file)
  • Optionally, provide the CA Certificate (copy&paste the contents of the file)

Note

If you are going to use a self-signed SSL certificate, and do not have the CA certificate, you will need to have your browser trust that certificate, in both 443 and 29876 ports in the vOneCloud IP or FQDN. Otherwise VNC may not work

Service Management

The OpenNebula services can be managed in the main dashboard: start, stop and restart.

Any of this actions will trigger one or more tasks. If one of this tasks fails, the user will be notified, and those with an active support subscription will be able to send the error report to the vOneCloud Support.

Log Access

The Control Panel features the possibility to access the OpenNebula logs.

Automatic Upgrades

When a new vOneCloud release is available for download users will be notified both in Sunstone and in the Control Panel. Users with an active support subscription will be able to upgrade with a single click. In the main Dashboard area the user will be notified if there is a new release available. In that case the user will be able to click a button that will start the upgrade.

Note

Before running an automatic upgrade users are recommend to create a vCenter snapshot of the vOneCloud appliance in order to revert back to it in case of failure.

Opening the Control Panel from Sunstone

Once OpenNebula and Sunstone have been started in the Control Panel, you will be able to see a link the Sunstone GUI to go back to the Control Panel. Of course, you can also manually open http://<appliance_ip>:8000.

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