PCS (Public Cloud Services) offers an array of compute and storage options that you can use to create the ideal cloud environment for your infrastructure needs. The following article is a walk-through of the layout of a public cloud project via the OVHcloud Manager.
Project Home Page
To begin, log in to the OVHcloud Manager. Then, click on Public Cloud on the top-left corner of the page. You will arrive at the landing page for your first project.
From here, you can create a new instance (for more information, please check out our Deploying a Public Cloud Instance article), create a new storage volume, create an object container, or enable vRack.
If you wish to set your default project (the one that will be displayed when you first log in) or if you wish to delete your project, you can do so from the Settings tab.
Warning: Deleting a project will result in the immediate DELETION OF ALL DATA. There are NO backups and therefore the data is irrecoverable.
Under the "Compute" section, click the Instances button and you will be taken to the following page.
To learn more about how to manage your public cloud instances, please check out our How to Manage a Public Cloud Instance article.
Block storage is commonly used in SANs (Storage Area Networks). Each block in a block-level storage system can be controlled as an individual hard drive, and the blocks are managed by the server's OS. To learn all about our Public Cloud Block Storage options, please check out our Getting Started with Block Storage for Public Cloud Services article.
Object storage manages data as objects. This means that all objects are stored within a single repository with no hierarchical file structure. The files' metadata is stored together and labeled with a unique identifier. To learn all about our Public Cloud Object Storage options, please check out our Getting Started with Object Storage for Public Cloud Services article.
If you click Cloud Archive on the left-hand sidebar, you will be taken to the following page.
Here you can create a cold storage container for your backup needs.
At OVHcloud, we offer our customers the ability to back up their block storage containers. To learn more about these snapshots, please check out our Getting Started with Block Storage for Public Cloud Services article.
To ensure that your snapshot can be restored should anything go wrong, you are able to back up your instances at period times. For more information, please check out the Creating a Backup section of our How to Manage a Public Cloud Instance article.
Private Network (vRack)
This page enables users to leverage OVHcloud's vRack network with their Public Cloud instances. To learn all about using vRack on Public Cloud, please check out our How to Configure vRack for Public Cloud Services article.
The "Failover IP" page allows you to import a Failover IP block or purchase new Failover IPs to use on your public cloud project.
To learn more about how to use Failover IPs, please check out our Getting Started with Failover IP Addresses article.
This section links you to the portal to log in to Horizon. Horizon is the management interface for OpenStack. To learn more about how to use Horizon, please check out Openstack's documentation.
In this section, you can create OpenStack users to manage your project through Horizon or a CLI (Command Line Interface).
Warning: Don't forget to save your user's password in a secure location, as this password will not be recoverable.
Quota & Location
In this section, you can request an increase in your quota by pressing the Increase your quota! button.
Additionally, you will be able to add new locations in which you can store your resources when more locations become available.
In this section, you can store SSH keys for use with your Public Cloud Services. To learn all about this section, please check out our How to Manage SSH Keys for Public Cloud Services article.
This menu is covered in the Project Home Page section of this article.
Having read through this article, you should have a basic understanding of the various tabs for a private cloud project. For further reading, please check out the Public Cloud Services section of the OVHcloud Support website.