Manage your server: The basics
This page shows you the basic information you need for managing your servers. See the “See also” section for links to more advanced descriptions of options and settings.
The Server page
This page contains all the information about your server, and allows you to manage it. You get to this page by logging in, browsing to https://www.gandi.net/admin/iaas, and clicking the “Servers” tab. From there, click on the server you want to manage to bring up this page for your server.
Here is a quick breakdown of what this page shows you, so you will know what you are seeing and how to proceed:
1) The "General information" section
In this section you will find general information about your server. Namely:
- The hostname you selected
- The location of the data center where this host is deployed
- The IPv4 address (the address in this example is not valid, of course)
- Server Status (Running, Paused, or Stopped)
- The number of operations currently underway (with a link to them if necessary)
- A link to add notes for management purposes
- The link to remove the server (only active when the server is stopped)
2) Quick Access Panel
We grouped all the most important management links in this little panel for easy access.
- The first line shows credit consumption for your server. You can get the details, resource by resource, with the .
- On the second and third lines, respectively, you will find the number of cores and the amount of memory currently allocated to your server. You can quickly change these settings by clicking on the “Modify” links.
- The fourth line in the table shows the number of attached disks (up to 8), the total size of all the drives and any backups and snapshots.
- The fifth line shows your network interfaces (up to 4 per server). You can use the “Modify” link here to attach a new interface and manage those already attached.
3) System administration
This section shows what type of operating system is installed, and lets you modify the administrator password and activate the emergency console. For more information, please visit the reference section.
Here you can view statistics on three resources on your server: processors, disks and network interfaces. The data can be displayed by hour, day, week, and month. For disks, you can view the overall transfer volume (read and write) in kB /s, and also the percentages of reading and writing. On network interfaces, you have the same type of display as for disks, except that the incoming and outgoing numbers represent network traffic instead of writing and reading data from the disk.
Use this section to build your monitoring probes. These can be very useful when automatically sizing your server based on unpredictable but detectable load factors. For more information on the creation and management of probes, please visit the reference section.
6) Disk management
In this section you will find all the disks attached or being attached to your server. The table is customizable, as are most tables in the Gandi interface. You can choose the information most relevant to you for display. This section also allows you to attach a new disk (up to the limit of 8), by clicking on the “Attach a disk” button. To learn more about creating and managing disks, please visit the reference section.
7) Interface management
In this section you will find all the network interfaces attached (or being attached) to your server. The table is customizable, as are most tables in Gandi interfaces. You can choose the information most relevant to you for display. You can also attach a new interface (up to a maximum of 4) from this section by clicking on the “Attach an interface” button. To learn more about creating and managing network interfaces, please visit the reference section.
For more information on the topics covered here, please see these pages: