If you need to make changes to an existing VM, you may use the Manage VM feature.
- Sign in to the Client Portal.
- Open the Manage mega menu.
- Click on Device Listing in the Combined Functions section.
- Locate the VM you wish to modify in the listing, using the View filter if necessary.
- Right-click on the VM you wish to modify and click Manage VM in the menu.
- Make changes to any options needing changes:
- Power Status. Turns the VM on or off.
- Name of VM. This is how the VM will appear in the VM Listing. No spaces and/or special characters are allowed in the VM name.
- Description (optional). Enter a description for your VM in the text box, if desired. This can help you identify the VM. If you have or plan on making a great deal of VMs, we recommend you add a detailed description.
- Tags (optional). If you wish to assign an already existing tag to the new VM, choose that tag name from the drop-down menu. If you wish to create a new tag to assign to the VM, enter tag name and click the plus sign.
- #VCPUs. Select how many Virtual Central Processing Units (VCPUs) to install in the Virtual Machine. You may either move the slider to select, or enter a number in the box given to the right. You may choose either 1, 2, 4, or 8 VCPUs when modifying a VM.
- Memory(RAM). Select how many Gigabytes of RAM to install in the VM. You may either move the slider to select, or enter a number in the box given to the right.
- Storage. A Primary Storage and Secondary Storage icon is displayed. Click Edit on the Primary Storage icon if you wish to change it from the default and type in a different size. Click Add on the Secondary Storage icon to add another storage device for a total of up to 10 storage devices.
NoteYou may not decrease the amount of storage assigned to a VM, but you may increase the amount.
- IP Address. Manually map your public and private IPs.
- Click Save & Update to confirm your modifications.
The top border of the Manage VM screen includes other options. Click the Available Actions link and from the drop-down menu you can choose:
- Clone VM. The Clone VM feature is used to make an exact copy of a VM.
- Console. The easiest way to access your VM is through the console link provided in the VM Listing.
- Delete VM. This option will be used when you no longer need to use a VM and no longer need access to the data stored on the VM.
- Export VM to Image Library. This allows you to create an image of an existing VM, enabling you to quickly create VMs from images with your specific software already installed.
- Power Off. If you are no longer using a VM, but wish to retain the Device and all of its data and settings for future use, you will use the Power Off function. This reduces the cost for that device when you do not need it, but reserves it for quick implementation when you do. You will still be charged for the VM at a reduced rate while it is powered off.
- Power On. When you are ready to begin using a powered off VM or Bare Metal Server again, you may perform virtually the same steps as you did when you powered it off.
- Reboot VM. Use this option to reboot the Virtual Machine. You can only reboot powered on VMs.