Chapter 1. Understanding the Web Console

1.1. Understanding the oVirt Machines tab

The oVirt Machines tab provides an overview of the virtual machines running in the hyperconverged cluster.

To view this tab, browse to the the Web Console interface for your server (for example, http://server1.example.com:9090), log in, and click the hostname and oVirt Machines.

The oVirt Machines tab

The Hosts subtab of the oVirt Machines tab in the Web Console

This tab is divided into a number of subtabs.

Host
The Host subtab shows information about virtual machines that are available on this hyperconverged host. Clicking on each virtual machine shows a summary of that machine, as well as various management operations. See Managing virtual machines using the Web Console for more information about virtual machine operations.
Cluster

The Cluster subtab shows information about virtual machines that are available in the hyperconverged cluster. The Host column lets you easily navigate to the appropriate location for managing each virtual machine. The Action column shows any operations you can perform from this hyperconverged host.

The Cluster subtab

The Cluster subtab of the oVirt Machines tab in the Web Console

Templates

The Templates subtab shows the template images that you can use to create new virtual machines.

The Templates subtab

The Templates subtab of the oVirt Machines tab in the Web Console

VDSM

The VDSM subtab shows the current contents of the vdsm.conf file and provides an easy way to edit the file’s contents. See VDSM and Hooks in the Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 documentation for more information about VDSM.

The VDSM subtab

The VDSM subtab of the oVirt Machines tab in the Web Console

1.2. Understanding the virtual machine summary

In the Web Console, the Host subtab on the oVirt Machines tab shows information about virtual machines that are available on this hyperconverged host.

Clicking on each virtual machine shows a summary of that machine, as well as various management operations. The summary is divided into a number of sections that display different types of information and operations.

Overview

This section shows basic information about the virtual machine’s compute resources and capabilities.

The Overview section of the virtual machine summary

The Overview section of the virtual machine summary

Usage

This section shows the memory and CPU usage of this virtual machine.

The Usage section of the virtual machine summary

The Usage section of the virtual machine summary

Disks

This section shows details about the storage devices available to this virtual machine.

The Disks section of the virtual machine summary

The Disks section of the virtual machine summary showing various devices

Console

This section shows options for connecting to the console of the virtual machine.

Graphics Console (VNC)

The Console section of the virtual machine summary

Graphics Console in Desktop Viewer

The Console section of the virtual machine summary

oVirt

This section shows virtualization related information about the virtual machine and provides a way to migrate the virtual machine to another hyperconverged host. See Migrating a virtual machine to a different hyperconverged host using the Web Console for more details about migrating virtual machines.

The oVirt section of the virtual machine summary

The oVirt section of the virtual machine summary

See Managing virtual machines using the Web Console for more information about any of the virtual machine operations mentioned in this section.