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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

By : Egle Sigler, Kevin Jackson, Cody Bunch
Book Image

OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

By: Egle Sigler, Kevin Jackson, Cody Bunch

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook Third Edition
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Using OpenStack Dashboard to connect to instances using a VNC

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.

Getting ready

Load a web browser, point it to our OpenStack Dashboard address at, 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 openstack.

How to do it...

To connect to a running instance by using VNC through a web browser, carry out the following steps:

  1. Click on the Instances tab and choose an instance to which you want to connect.

  2. Next to the Create Snapshot button is a down arrow button, which reveals more options. Click on it:

  3. Select the Console...