The Spectro VM Dashboard offers a web console accessible from the Virtual Machines tab that appears on the cluster overview page when VM Management is enabled.

The first time you enable the dashboard, the default view will appear blank. As a best practice, we recommend creating at least one namespace dedicated to VMs. To learn how, refer to Namespace Management. Namespaces you create will be listed in the drop-down Menu at the top of the dashboard. VMs that you deploy within a namespace are listed on the dashboard.

You can select a VM to view its details and perform standard VM operations. VM operations are accessible from the three-dot Menu at the right of each listed VM or when you click Actions from the VM details page.

When you click on a VM in the list, the following tabs display. Tabs are specific to the selected VM.

  • Overview: This tab has general information about the VM, such as its IP address, operating system, creation date and time zone, running status, active users, whether the guest agent is installed or not, the quantity of Network Interface Cards (NIC) and disks, and any recent events.
  • Details: Provides additional VM details such as labels associated with the VM, pod information, scheduling and resource requirements, and CPU and memory. If the QEMU Guest Agent is not installed, Not Available displays in place of details that would otherwise be available to you.
  • YAML: From here you can view and change the VM configuration.
  • Events: Displays streaming events in the VM. Any standard operations you perform on the VM are captured here.
  • Console: Allows you to access and interact with the VM through its console. If you are not using a template, you can configure the VM using the console.
  • Network Interfaces: Allows you to add and manage network interfaces. By default, the Pod Networking interface is a masquerade type interface, or in simple terms, it's a one-to-many IP address translation. You can change this to be a Bridge or other type interface.
  • Disks: Allows you to add and manage disks. You can update the disk size, specify type Disk, CD-ROM, or LUN, and specify the interface virtuo, sata, or scsi. By default, spectro-storage-class is applied to the disk.
  • Snapshots: Allows you to take a new snapshot and manage existing ones.


Namespace Management