Cloud User Portal

The Cloud User Portal gives you immediate access to all day-to-day cloud activities.

Cloud User Portal

Use the Cloud User Portal to perform the following actions:
  • Monitor your quota, costs, usage, life cycle events, stack health, and requests.
  • Request stacks from the service catalog and track requests.
  • Request life cycle operations for stacks and resources (for example, stop, start, or deprovision).
  • Create and track incidents.

Using the 'Overview' page

Overview page of the Cloud User Portal
Table 1. Tasks on the 'Overview' page
1 Open the service catalog of items that you can request. You request an item and, when your request is approved, the system launches the stack. See Launch a stack.
2 View the stacks assigned to you. The Compute, Network, Storage, and Load Balancer resources assigned to you. See Manage a stack.
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View activities for your stacks and resources. Activities include stack requests, change requests, incidents, cloud events, and SSH keys. See View Activities.

4 View Dashboard opens the Cloud Management user dashboards.
5 When you submit a request for a stack, the Activities page displays the progress and status of the stack request, and a Pending Requests link and count appears. Click the link to view a summary of pending stack requests. See Track a stack request.
Table 2. Quick-look status reports on the 'Overview' page
6 Views: A filter to view and manage your resources as well as the resources assigned to the group you belong to.
7 Current Month Spend: Chart that shows costs, by category, for your cloud resources.
8 Usage:
  • Provisioned stacks: Stacks that you requested to be provisioned and are now assigned to you.
  • Discovered stacks: Each stack that is assigned to you, regardless of whether you requested the stack.
  • Resources: Individual resources in all the stacks that are assigned to you.
9 Quota: For each quota-defined resource (VM count, vCPU count, Storage size, and Network count), a graph indicates the number that you have consumed compared to the maximum limit allocated to you (your quota).
10 Recent Stacks: 10 stacks that you most recently requested. Each entry shows the Name, Catalog item requested, Cloud account used to request the stack, and the order status of the requested stack. Click a Name to view stack details.
11 Stack Health: most recent 10 items: Incidents created for provisioned stacks or active stacks with a resource turned off. Click an item to view stack details. Color codes for incident type:
  • Red: Outage.
  • Orange: Performance issue or Something is broken.
  • Grey: Question or Request.

Using the task bar

From the task bar, you can perform the following actions:
Overview Return to the home page of the Cloud User Portal.
Catalog View the Service Catalog of items that you can request to launch stacks. When you select a Service Category (VM, Compute, Network, Storage, and so on), the All Items section lists the items in the selected category. Click Launch to request an item. See Launch a stack.
Stacks Lists all stacks that are assigned to you. Select a catalog item to view the stacks that the item launches. Click a stack to view details—all resources, resource properties, activities, and life cycle operations. See Manage a stack.
Resources Lists individual resources of the provisioned stacks that are assigned to you, regardless of who requested the stack. See Manage a resource.
Activities Stack requests, change requests, cloud life cycle events (if configured), and incidents that are associated with your stacks and resources. SSH keys that you created or that were generated for you. See View Activities.
Dashboard Provides insight on cloud costs and usage. See Cloud Management user dashboards.