Skyline User Guide

The Guide provides operation information of the Skyline within the Personal Cloud Account.

1. Start Working

After My Cloud menu is selected, the Skyline Main Page automatically opens.

Note

To activate your Skyline account, you need to follow the link in the additional message when you registered your Cloud Personal Account.

The Main page (Figure 1) contains the following UI elements:

  1. Sidebar:
  • Servers;
  • Images;
  • Disks;
  • Backup.

2. Info unit that displays additional functionality depending on the selected menu item;

3. An auxiliary form that displays additional content that depends on the selected menu item.

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Figure 1. Main page

2. Servers

The chapter describes operations on the virtual machines, their station as well as a new machine creation and processing.

2.1. Creating Server

In the side bar, select the Servers menu. In the top left corner click on the Create server button.

A form to create a new server opens. Enter the required information in Name, Size, Source, Image fields, click on the Create Server button (Figure 2).

Note

All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Note

It takes a few minutes to create a new server.

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Figure 2. New server

2.2. Password Creation

In the side bar, select the Servers menu. In the top left corner click on the Create server button.

A form to create a new server opens. Select the type of authorization and enter the pass length. Click on the Create password button (Figure 3).

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Figure 3. Password creation

2.3. Stop/ Pause/ Start Server

In the side bar, select the Servers menu. Click on the string with the server name in the table. The string shows more options. Click on the required icon (Figure 4).

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Figure 4. Stop/ Pause/ Start server

2.4. Deleting Server

In the side bar, select the Servers menu. Click on the string with the server name in the table. The string shows more options. Click on the required icon (Figure 5).

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Figure 5. Deleting server

2.5. Creating Server Image

Note

You can create the new server after disks have assigned to the server. Otherwise, you can not create a disk image.

In the side bar, select the Servers menu. Click on the string with the server name in the table. The string shows more options. Click the Create a copy link in the Image column (Figure 6).

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Figure 6. Creating server image

2.6. Editing Server

In the side bar, select the Servers menu. Click on the string with the server name in the table. The string shows more options. Click the Settings link in the Status column (Figure 7).

The Settings page opens. Edit the information in Title / Size fields and click on the Edit button.

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Figure 7. Editing server

2.7. Attaching/Dettaching Disk

In the side bar, select the Servers menu. Click on the string with the server name in the table. The string shows more options. Click the Settings linkin the Status column.

The Settings page opens. In the Disks form select from the drop-down list the disk and click on the Attach disk button (Figure 8).

To detach the disk click X in the disk field.

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Figure 8. Attaching server

2.8. Backup schedule

In the side bar, select the Servers menu. Click on the string with the server name in the table. The string shows more options. Click the Settings link in the Status column.

The Settings page opens. In the Backup schedule form select the time and frequency. Click on the Plan button (Figure 9).

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Figure 9. Backup schedule

3. Images

The chapter describes images of servers to install operational systems.

3.1. Uploading Image

In the side bar, select the Images menu. The page shows all server images available.

In the top left corner click on the Upload a new image button. Enter the required information and click on the Upload a new image button (Figure 10).

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Figure 10. Uploading Image

3.2. Deleting Image

In the side bar, select the Images menu. The page shows all server images available.

Click on the string with the image name in the table. The string shows more options. Click the Remove link in the Size column (Figure 11).

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Figure 11. Deleting image

4. Disks

The chapter provides the information about disks, including disk size, location as well as assigning to virtual machines.

4.1. Creating Disks

In the side bar, select the Disks menu. The page shows all disks available.

In the top left corner click on the New disk button. Enter the required information and click on the New disk button (Figure 12).

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Figure 12. Creating disk

4.2. Disk Extension

In the side bar, select the Disks menu. The page shows all disks available.

Click on the string with the disk name in the table. The string shows more options. Click the Extend link in the Virtual server column (Figure 13).

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Figure 13. Extend disk

4.3. Disk Removal

In the side bar, select the Disks menu. The page shows all disks available.

Click on the string with the disk name in the table. The string shows more options. Click the Remove link in the Virtual server column (Figure 14).

Note

You can remove the disk only if the disk is in the “Used” status.

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Figure 14. Remove disk

4.4. Assign Disk To Server

In the side bar, select the Disks menu. The page shows all disks available.

Click on the string with the disk name in the table. The string shows more options. Click the Assigh to server link in the Virtual server column (Figure 15).

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Figure 15. Assign disk to the server

5. Backup

In the side bar, select the Backup menu. The page shows all backups created.

Here you can remove or start servers snapshots (Figure 16).

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Figure 16. Backups