Instance Management Sections Explained

This guide will show what you can do in each of the Instance Management Panel sections (found in the top navigation menu).


Firewall Profile


Showing where to change the firewall profile for an instance in the instance management panel


Here you can view the present firewall profile that is active for the selected instance.

You can change the firewall profile that is applied to the instance by pressing the Change button, and then selecting a different firewall profile.


Showing the current Firewall Profile for an instance in the instance management panel




Showing where to find volumes in instance management panel


No Present Volumes

If a volume is not presently created, you’ll see a button Add Volume Here.

Pressing this button will take the you to the Volumes panel, where you can create/edit/manage available volumes.


Showing where to add and mange volumes in instance management panel


Upon creating the volume, the new volume is seen below the “Your Volumes” section:


Showing where to find a list of current volumes in instance management panel


Now that this has been done, you can return to the instance’s volume selection to manage your instance’s volume.


Volumes Present

If your volume is present, it will display on the Volumes instance panel. You can then select Actions, and Attach Server.



Console Log


Showing where to find the console log in instance management panel


The Console Log displays the most current log output from the stdout of the instance.

This is helpful when troubleshooting issues, especially if they occur during a boot/reboot, to view the specific standard output log.


Upgrade/Downgrade VM


Showing where to find the section for upgrading or downgrading VM in instance management panel


Here you can upgrade your instance to a template backed tier or to a custom plan.


Showing where you choose what to upgrade or downgrade your VM to


In the example above, the instance is a Tier 3, so the next available option would be a Tier 4 or higher. You’ll also be able to select your billing cycle for the instance when upgrading. You can choose from a pre-paid backed plan or an hourly plan.


Showing billing frequency choice when upgrading or downgrading your VM


Upon selection of the upgrade and billing cycle, you’ll press Upgrade Instance. From there, the instance will be required to reboot to perform the upgrade process.

*** THIS NEEDS UPDATED Note: Instances disk space cannot be downgraded. When you upgrade an instance, the disk space will be upgraded only after you select the option to have the disk upgraded as well. This will require brief downtime. The reason for this? If you find the upgrade wasn’t actually needed, you’ll still be able to downgrade back to what the previous plan was vs not being able to, as disk space cannot be decreased with KVM instances. ****



The above button is what will be displayed when an instance can have the disk space increased. When pressed, a popup box will display, providing you with a warning that this cannot be undone.



Action Log

Showing where to find the action log to view management actions that have taken place on the server


The Action Log displays the logs of all management actions that have taken place since the creation of the instance. These are logs of management actions, such as rebooting, shutting down, reinstalling the instance.


Showing an example of an action log for an instance


Manage IPs

Showing where you go to manage IPs for your instance in the instance management panel


The Manage IPs panel displays the assigned IPs for the instance, including IPv4, and IPv6. The tab also displays the instance’s assigned IPv6 /64 subnet pool.


Showing where to see current IPs and where you can assign IPv6 addresses

Here you can assign additional IPv6 IPs from the /64 by pressing the Add v6 IP Address button.

Upon pressing the button, a new IPv6 IP will be assigned, and you’ll receive the confirmation message seen below.


Showing the message box for successfully adding an IPv6 to your instance


You can also manage your rDNS records from the Manage IPs tab by pressing the Update rDNS button next to the IP they you’d like to set the rDNS for.


Showing where you can manage rDNS in the instance management panel



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