With the new update for the SIM-Cloud Dashboard control panel, clients can now make use of an updated interface that improves and simplifies the experience of managing the cloud. In this article, we will go over these changes and show you how to use them.
What’s new in SIM-Cloud Dashboard?
We have updated the theme of the control panel to make cloud management more convenient. The changes include an updated authorization page, new icons for better navigation and improved modal windows. The modal windows of the interface were restructured to make the creation & management of cloud instances more intuitive and hassle-free. The updated theme also supports hyperlinks for better navigation.
One of the goals of the update was to display more relevant information to the user. Navigate to Project/Compute/Instances; you will find that the interface now displays Image Names – the names of the images used to create a given instance. This allows users to differentiate between instances at a glance and see what software each instance uses. Note that the image names are only displayed for instances created since the update.
The new interface also includes a management feature: users can now «lock» their instances to prevent certain interactions. An instance with a lock icon cannot be deleted, turned off or rebooted until it is manually unlocked by the user. This feature will be useful for clients who manage a large number of instances and wish to prevent accidental data loss due to human error.