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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Connecting to instances by using OpenStack Dashboard and VNC

OpenStack Dashboard has a very handy feature that allows a user to connect to our running instances through a VNC session within our web browser. This gives us the ability to manage our instance without invoking an SSH session separately.

Getting ready

Load up a web browser, point it to our OpenStack Dashboard address at http://172.16.0.1/, and log in as the demo user with the password openstack.

How to do it...

To connect to a running instance by using VNC through the web browser, carry out the following steps:

  1. Select the Instances & Volumes tab and choose an instance to which we want to connect.
  2. Next to the Edit Instance button is a down arrow, which reveals more options. Click on it: ...

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