Virtual machines

Explore the functionality of the Virtual Machines screen, which provides a comprehensive overview and control of your virtual machines, including creation, management, and monitoring features.


Navigate to the Virtual Machines overview screen by selecting the 'Virtual Machines' item directly from the left navigation menu. This view will display running and stopped instances.

Creating a new VM

To launch a new Virtual Machine instance, click the 'Create Virtual Machine' button:

Select the instance parameters for your workload, paste your SSH public key in the 'SSH Keys' box, and click 'Launch Instance' to begin provisioning. This takes <1 minute.

You will be redirected back to the overview screen where the new VM appears. You will notice the VM status changing as it progresses from PENDING to ONLINE.

Once the Virtual Machine you created reaches ONLINE status, it is ready for use, and you can try pinging it throught the Public IP.

$ ping
PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=47 time=56.769 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=47 time=54.698 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=47 time=55.038 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=47 time=55.096 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=47 time=56.365 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=5 ttl=47 time=55.553 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=6 ttl=47 time=55.985 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=7 ttl=47 time=56.757 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=8 ttl=47 time=55.614 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=9 ttl=47 time=55.692 ms
--- ping statistics ---
10 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 54.698/55.757/56.769/0.677 ms

Connect to the instance using your SSH:

$ ssh -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa ubuntu@

You don't need to provide the -i parameter to SSH if your private key is the default key (id_rsa) or your key is setup in $HOME/.ssh/config file.

You should see output similar to this:

% ssh ubuntu@
The authenticity of host ' (' can't be established.
ED25519 key fingerprint is SHA256:HBocERkyStO+SRRqPLvQsqRZb1VSldCR4CGhpjXfY/w.
This key is not known by any other names
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no/[fingerprint])? yes
Warning: Permanently added '' (ED25519) to the list of known hosts.
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Managing VMs

The main screen for Virtual Machines serves as a control hub, allowing you to start, stop, delete, and view detailed information about each instance.

Use the 3 vertical dots icon next to each VM for lifecycle actions:

  • Start - resume a stopped VM

  • Stop - stop a running VM. Resources are freed, while the root disk remains persisted

  • Delete - fully release a VM. This action can't be undone and removes all instance data

VM details are provided by selecting the instance Name:

Usage metrics

To track the real-time usage of your tenants' virtual machines, explore the 'GPU Utilization' screen. It offers a graphical and tabular representation of your Virtual Machines' usage, providing daily insights and performance data analysis for up to the last two months.

Each utilization record begins at the moment a Virtual Machine is provisioned and continues until the Virtual Machine is stopped, ensuring accurate and continuous tracking of usage.

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