As an administrative user, you can manage instances for users in various projects. You can view, terminate, edit, perform a soft or hard reboot, create a snapshot from, and migrate instances. You can also view the logs for instances or launch a VNC console for an instance.
For information about using the Dashboard to launch instances as an end user, see the OpenStack End User Guide.
Log in to the Dashboard and select the admin project from the drop-down list.
On the Admin tab, open the System tab and click the Instances category.
Select the instance for which you want to change the state.
From the drop-down list in the Actions column, select the state.
Depending on the current state of the instance, you can perform various actions on the instance. For example, pause, un-pause, suspend, resume, soft or hard reboot, or terminate (actions in red are dangerous).
Use the Overview category to track usage of instances for each project.
You can track costs per month by showing meters like number of VCPUs, disks, RAM, and uptime of all your instances.