This article is an introduction to the Compute menu which contains links to the major functions available to you which will allow you to manage your Cloud resources.


Compute Menu

The Compute menu is accessible from any page within the Updated UI and contains links to the major functions available to you which will allow you to effectively manage your Cloud resources. 

The Compute menu has four sub-categories:

  1. Cloud Resources
  2. Images
  3. Reports
  4. Accounts and Support

Each of the sub-categories within the Compute Menu contains links to a major function:

Cloud Resources

Home Dashboard: Viewing and Managing All Geographic Regions and Locations

When you first log into the Updated UI, the system will present you with the Home Page for your Home Geographic Region. This includes a summary of the available data center locations and what assets you have deployed within them. This option is also accessible at any time by clicking on the Home Dashboard option on the "Compute" menu. Complete details on how to navigate the options on this screen are available at Navigating the Home Page.

Virtual Networks and Servers: Quick Access to your Cloud Servers

Clicking on the Virtual Networks and Servers option on the "Compute" menu will take you to the Virtual Networks and Servers Dashboard that allows you to view and manage Network Domains (MCP 2.0), Cloud Networks (MCP 1.0), and associated Cloud Servers you have deployed in the Geographic Region you have selected. For details on this feature, see Navigating the Virtual Networks and Servers Dashboard.

This view is designed to provide easy access to servers and server functions. In this dashboard, any secondary IPv4 addresses and VLAN connections are not included as a column - they are available through a tooltip when hovering over the Primary IPv4.

Manage Tag Keys

This function allows Primary Administrators and Sub-Administrators with the "Tag" role to manage tagging functions accessible to other users. For details on this specific function, see How to Create a Tag Key for your Organization. For an overview of our Tagging implementation, see Introduction to Tagging, Tag Keys and Tag Values.


Images and Applications: Quick Path to Server Deployments

Clicking on the Images and Applications option on the "Compute" menu takes you directly into the new functionality for deploying servers and managing images. A complete overview of these functions is available at Navigating the Images and Applications Page

Note the process for server deployment is described in How to Deploy a Cloud Server from a Guest OS Customization Image. Several new functions to support server deployments are available within this section, including the ability to deploy multiple servers from a single image and the ability to choose the Network Adapter used by the NICs on the Cloud Server:

Supported Operating Systems

Clicking on the Supported Operating Systems option on the "Compute" menu takes you to a page which contains a matrix of all of the Operating Systems that are supported by CloudControl. A complete overview of this page is available at Navigating the Supported Operating Systems Dashboard

Client Image Export History

Clicking on the Client Image Export History option will direct you to a historical listing of all Client Image Exports. For a full overview, see: Introduction to the Client Image Export History Dashboard

FTPS OVF Packages

Clicking on the FTPS OVF Packages option will direct you to a page which displays all of OVF packages in your client FTPS account. For a full overview, see: How to Export a Client Image to an OVF Package


Download Reports: Access to Reporting Functions

Clicking on the Download Reports option on the "Compute" menu takes you directly into the reporting functionality, However, two important notes:

  1. The "End Date" is included on the reports generated from the Updated UI.
  2. Reports are still specific to a given Geographic Region. Make sure you're navigated to the Geographic Region for which you wish to view a report.

Accounts and Support

Support and Additional URLs: Links to FTPS, VPN, Monitoring, API and other Updated UI instances

Clicking on the Support and Additional URLs option on the "Compute" menu provides a page with links to all of the relevant URLs. Most importantly, the "CloudControl in other Regions" section provides links to the Updated UI instance in each Geographic Region. Although any instance can provide you with access to all Regions, you should use the URL in the "closest" region (from a network perspective) to your browsing location for best performance. For additional details, see Support and Additional URLs.

Account Management: Functions for User and Organization Management

Sub-Administrators can manage their password and phone number.

Primary Administrators have access to a wide range of functions, including: