OpenStack Dashboard has a very handy feature that allows a user to connect to our running instances through a VNC session within our web browser. This gives us the ability to manage our instance through a virtual console window without invoking an SSH session separately and is a great feature for accessing desktop instances such as those running Windows.
Load a web browser, point it to our OpenStack Dashboard address at
http://192.168.100.200/, and log in as a user, such as the
demo user created in the Adding users to Keystone recipe of Chapter 1, Keystone – OpenStack Identity Service, with the password
Click on the Instances tab and choose an instance to which you want to connect.
Next to the Create Snapshot button is a down arrow button, which reveals more options. Click on it:
Select the Console...