|Work with the Eucalyptus Management Console / Get Started with the Eucalyptus Management 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), IAM users and groups, and networking and security objects (key pairs, security groups, load balancers, and IP addresses).
You can navigate to specific resource management dialogs in two ways: using the navigation bar at the left of the screen or clicking directly on a resource icon or count in the Dashboard screen.
As one of the resources not available for access from the dashboard, you can access a list of images that are currently used by your cloud from a link on the left side navigation bar.
The dashboard allows you to see how many instances are running, stopped, and part of a scaling group; and allows you to navigate to the Instances landing page and the Scaling Groups landing page, respectively.
The dashboard allows you to see how many CloudFormation stacks are active and to access the Stacks landing page.
The dashboard allows you to see at a glance the number of security groups, load balancers, key pairs, and elastic IP addresses in your Eucalyptus cloud, and to navigate to management landing pages for each type of object.
The dashboard allows you to see at a glance the number of volumes, snapshots, and buckets in your Eucalyptus cloud, and to navigate to landing pages for each type of storage object.
The Auto Scaling category consists of scaling groups and launch configurations. The dashboard allows you to see how many scaling groups are configured and to navigate to the Scaling groups landing page.
The CloudWatch category is used for monitoring purposes and consists of alarms and metrics. The dashboard allows you to see how many alarms are in alarm state and to navigate to the Alarms landing page.
If you are the administrator of your Eucalyptus cloud, the dashboard allows you to see at a glance the number of users, groups, and roles currently configured; and to navigate to the landing pages for each type of Identity and Access Management (IAM) object.
Clicking on your account ID in the upper-right corner of the console window displays a drop-down menu showing options to get help from the Eucalyptus support, manage your credentials, get information about your cloud, and log out of the console.