Instances Landing Page

This page allows you to view a list of your instances, create new instances, and perform actions on your instances. Use the scroll bar to view additional instances not in the browser's current view.


To access this page from the dashboard, click Instances from the left navigation bar under INSTANCES or click the Running instances icon (clouds with green check mark) or the Stopped instances icon (cloud with red stop symbol) to display the Instances landing page:

Instances icons

Change the Information Displayed

A variety of ways to display information is available from this page.

You can use the search feature to display only information important to you; and use the sort and views to manipulate how the information is displayed:
  • Change the view. You can toggle between the table view and the grid view by clicking the appropriate icon next to the View label at the top right of the screen.
  • Sort the list. In the table view, sort the list by name using the arrow icon next to the NAME column to toggle between ascending and descending sort order.
  • Search and filter. To perform a simple search/filter, type some search text into the search text box above the list.

Launch an Instance

  1. From the dashboard, click the LAUNCH INSTANCE button beneath the Running instances icon.
  2. From the Instances landing page, click the LAUNCH NEW INSTANCE button near the top of the page.
The Launch new instance wizard opens.

For additional information on completing that page, refer to the instructions provided in its Help content.

From the dashboard, you can view details about the instances that are part of a scaling group by clicking on the number in the Instances in scaling groups tile or clicking the Scaling groups icon (cloud with up and down arrows).

View Details of an Instance

Several items in the instances list allow you to click on them to see more detailed information, such as an image, security key, and security group associated with it.

To see more details about an instance, or an object associated with it:
  1. Click the name/ID in the list of instances to display detailed information about the selected instance.
  2. In the Actions column, click the action icon (・・・) for the instance you want to view and select View details.
    The details page for the selected instance opens.
  3. Click an image ID to see detailed information about the image used to launch the selected instance.
  4. Click a key name to see detailed information about the security key used to launch the instance.
  5. Click a security group name to see detailed information about the security group used to launch the instance.


Each entry in the instance list has a context menu, accessible from the Actions column. Clicking the action icon brings up a menu of actions that you can perform on the selected instance.

The following context menu actions are available:
  • View details. Brings up the instance detail page.
  • Connect to instance. Displays a dialog with instructions detailing how to connect to the selected instance.
  • Launch more like this. Displays a dialog that allows you to create and customize one or more instances like the selected instance.
  • Create launch configuration. Displays the Create new launch configuration wizard, which is used to define the parameters for new instances that are launched as part of your auto scaling group.
    Note: For more information on Auto Scaling, see Using Auto Scaling in the Eucalyptus User Guide.
  • View console output. Displays a dialog box with the selected instance's console output.
  • Manage volumes. Allows you to show the volume management page that will allow you to attach and detach volumes for the selected instance.
  • Associate IP address. Associates an elastic IP address with the selected instance.
  • Stop. Stops the selected EBS-backed instance.
  • Start. Starts the selected EBS-backed instance.
  • Reboot. Reboots the selected EBS-backed instance
  • Terminate. Terminates the selected instance.
    Note: A terminated instance cannot be restarted.