Operations over virtual machines
This article describes the VM operations available to the user. For more information on the administrator's VM operations, see the article Operations with virtual machines of the VMmanager Administrator Guide.
All operations performed in VMmanager can be divided into main and additional. Main operations are called from the VM context menu, additional operations are called on the VM page.
The main operations are available in Virtual machines →Menu or in Virtual machines → open a virtual machine page → Menu:
Start/Stop — start/stop a virtual machine;
If the virtual machine has the status Stopped by the administrator and cannot be started, contact your platform administrator.
- Restart — restart a virtual machine;
- Reinstall — install a new operating system on your virtual machine:
- Select an Operating system.
- Select Applications and scripts to be launched upon operating system installation. Scripts are to prepare virtual machines for operation. E.g. you can use them to install any software or set up configuration files. Read more in Scripts.
- Specify the VM password or click on Generate for an automatically generated password.
- To receive an email with the VM access settings, enable the Send email with password option.
- Recovery mode — start/stop the recovery mode;
- Mount ISO-image — mount your own ISO image to the VM;
- Change password — create a new root password for the virtual machine;
- VNC — connect to the virtual machine desktop via VNC;
- SPICE — connect to the virtual machine desktop via SPICE;
- Run script — select a script that will be started on the virtual machine via the SSH protocol;
- Notes — add notes to a virtual machine.
To delete a VM, contact the platform administrator. If you ordered a VM from a provider, you can disable this service in the provider's client area.
The additional operations are available in Virtual machines → open a virtual machine page.
The tab contains the current system status of the virtual machine:
- Network speed — the speed of incoming and outgoing traffic in Mbit/s;
- vCPU — number of processors in percent;
- RAM in MB;
- Storage in MB.
Virtual disks tab
For the available functions, see the Managing VM disks article.
For the available functions, see the Backups article.
IP addresses tab
The tab contains the IPs assigned to your virtual machine.
You can choose the type for adding an IPv4 address to a VM. The file to which the network configuration will be written depends on the selected type:
|Type name||Path to configuration files||Used for|
|debian-based||/etc/network/interfaces||Debian-based operating systems — Astra Linux, Debian, and Ubuntu|
|FreeBSD-based operating systems|
|redhat-based||/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-<interface>||RHEL-based operating systems — AlmaLinux, CentOS, Oracle Linux, Rocky Linux|
|none||The configuration is not added to the VM||OS from ISO images |
Network settings tab
The tab contains the settings of the network interfaces of the VM:
- IP address;
- MAC address.
The tab contains the information about the resources consumed by the virtual machine. Here you can specify the period and the type of the resource:
- CPU load;
- RAM consumed;
- Storage consumed;
- Input-output operations (IOPS);
- Incoming traffic speed;
- Outgoing traffic speed.
The tab contains a log of virtual machine operations launched from VMmanager.
The tab contains active operations running on the VM. For example, rebooting, installing the OS, etc.
VNC settings tab
The tab contains the data used to connect to a virtual machine via VNC:
- VNC server;
- VNC port;
- Password for access to a VNC server.
Read more in VNC.