Manage Compute

This page will explain how to manage VMs in the Awanio Dashboard.

Click the Compute >> Virtual Machines menu to see the VM list.

Administrators can perform the following actions on the Virtual Machines page:

  • View all VMs
  • Search VMs by name or tag
  • Filter VMs based on status, organization, and project
  • Create a new VM
  • View VM details
  • Change VM details, including name and tag
  • Restart the VM
  • Update VM status (turn it off or on)
  • Access VM via terminal or VNC
  • Delete VMs

Create a VM

In the Dashboard, administrators can create VMs to test newly uploaded catalogs or for other purposes.

On the Virtual Machines page, click the Create button at the top right of the page to open the Create Compute page.

Configure the new VM with the following options:

  • Select image for the VM from two image categories:

  • Distributions are Unix-like base images without additional software, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian.

  • Marketplace includes preconfigured applications, such as Docker, Nginx, or Kubernetes, to help simplify building.

  • Select the amount of RAM, storage space, and vCPU your VM has. Click the CHOOSE A PLAN button to view other packages.

  • Add block storage to your VM if needed. There are also automatic or manual format options, as well as a file system option if you want the save to be formatted automatically.

  • In the Networking section, select Network Interface if available (optional).

  • Next, select the method you want to use to log in to the VM. There are several options for authentication:

  • SSH Key

  • Password

Some OS markets are set with a default username and password. If you choose, you do not need to fill out this section.

  • Choose whether you do not want to use a public IP address, or use a public IP that is automatically selected by the system.

  • Give your VM a name to appear in the application and a server hostname for the VM to access. A default name is provided, but you can modify it according to your needs.

  • Add tag to organize and connect VMs. This is optional to fill in.

Click the Create button to start deploying.

The new VM will be displayed in the list with the status Starting. Once the status is changed to Running, your VM is ready to use. You can click on the VM name to see its details.

View VM Details

To view VM details and make changes, click on the VM name or go to the action menu on the data and select View details.

The VM details page presents data including:

  • VM name
  • VM status
  • VM specifications - number of vCPUs on the processor, memory capacity, storage and transfer capacity.
  • General information - private IP address, public IP address, SSH access and last updates
  • Tags

At the bottom there are tabs for:

  • Monitoring VM usage
  • Disc details
  • Resize VMs
  • Backups

Monitoring VM usage in chart form

There are 4 VM usage charts in the last 1 hour on the Monitoring tab:

  • vCPU usage (vCPU usage)
  • Network usage (network usage)
  • Memory usage (memory usage)
  • Storage IOPS (storage input output operations per second)

Charts can be downloaded as SVG or PNG.

Disc details

The Storage tab on the VM details page displays boot disk data and additional volumes (if any).

On the Boot Disk, you can change the name (rename). Meanwhile, for volumes (additional disks), there are 2 actions you can take, namely changing the name (rename) and removing the disk from the VM (detach from compute).

Resize VMs

You can upgrade/downgrade VM specifications on the Resize tab. Change the VM specifications according to your needs, the price will adjust to custom pricing, which will be calculated per vCPU, MB RAM and GB storage (boot). For vCPU and RAM, you can upgrade and downgrade, while for storage you can only upgrade, with the maximum permitted storage value being 500 GB, you cannot downgrade (reduced from the current capacity). If you want to save changes to the specification data, click the Update button.


The Backup tab displays backup schedule data that is created and also snapshot data on the related VM, both those created on a scheduled basis (automatically according to the backup schedule) and unscheduled (the user creates a snapshot).

Restart the VM

You can restart a VM only if the VM is in the Running state.

To restart a VM, perform the following actions from the VM list or details page:

  1. Click the VM actions menu, then select Restart
  2. Click the Yes button to confirm your action

Update VM Status

To stop a running VM, you can perform the following actions:

  1. Click the action menu of the VM you want to stop, then select Update Status from the list or VM details
  2. Click on the status switch until the label changes (RUNNING becomes STOPPED)
  3. Click the Save button

Additionally, if you attach any resources to a VM, they remain attached until you manually detach them or you delete the VM.

To turn it back on, you can use the same method. Click on the status switch from STOPPED to RUNNING.

Access the VM via terminal or VNC

On the VM details page, there is a web terminal that can be used to access the Linux-based VM. VNC Client is also available to access Linux and Windows based VMs.

Delete VM

To delete a VM, you can do this from the VM list and details by following these steps:

  1. Click the action menu of the VM you want to delete, then select Delete
  2. Confirm your action by entering the VM name and clicking the Delete button