Infrastructure Manager Dashboard

The dashboard of Infrastructure Manager

The IM Dashboard is a graphical interface for the IM Server specially developed for users to access EGI Cloud Compute resources.


  • OIDC authentication
  • Display user’s infrastructures
  • Display infrastructure details, template and log
  • Delete infrastructure
  • Create new infrastructure
  • Add nodes to an infrastructure
  • Resize VMs


The dashboard of the IM enables non advanced users to manage their infrastructures by launching a set of predefined TOSCA templates on top of EGI Cloud Compute resources. The dashboard does not provide all the features provided by the IM service. In case you need more advanced features use the IM Web interface or the IM-CLI.

Landing page


Users must use EGI Check-in to log into the dashboard. Once authenticated, they will be redirected to the portfolio of available TOSCA templates.

Portfolio page

The main menu bar is located at the top of the pages:

  • The first button IM Dashboard enables the user to go to the portfolio of available TOSCA templates.
  • Second item Infrastructures redirects to the list of current user deployed infrastructures.
  • In the Advanced item the Settings sub-item displays some configuration settings as the URL of the IM service or the OIDC issuer.
  • External Links show a set of configurable information links (documentation, video tutorials, etc.)
  • Finally, on the right top corner, appears the User menu item. This item shows the full name of the logged user, and an avatar obtained from Gravatar. In this menu the user can access their Cloud Credentials with the cloud providers or log out from the application.

Cloud Credentials

To be able to access any Cloud site the user must specify the credentials to access them. This page allows the user to specify the credentials for accessing any cloud provider. In the list the user can edit, delete and enable or disable the selected cloud credentials.

List of Cloud Credentials

Editing or adding the credentials will show a modal form where the user has the ability to specify all the parameters needed to access the supported cloud providers. In particular, for Cloud Compute sites the user only has to select one of the VOs he is member of and one of sites that supports that VO. These drop-down fields are generated using the information available from the sites and the list of VOs the user is member of.

Edit/Add a Credential

TOSCA Templates

The list of available TOSCA templates enables the user to select the required topology to deploy. Each TOSCA template can be labelled by the TOSCA developer with any tag that will show a ribbon displayed on the right bottom corner. The special elastic tag is used to mark templates that are configured to automatically manage the elasticity of the deployed cluster.

The user must click on the Configure button to set the input values of the TOSCA template and select the VO, Site and Image to use for deploying the infrastructure.

Initially the user can set a name to describe the infrastructure to be deployed. It will simplify identifying infrastructures. In the firsts tabs, the user can introduce the set of input values of the topology. By default there is only one tab called Input Values, but the TOSCA developer can add or rename them to simplify the selection of input values.

TOSCA input values.

The final tab will be the Cloud Provider Selection. In this tab the user first has to select one of the Cloud providers that has been previously added (and not disabled) in the Cloud Credentials page, then has to select the base image used to deploy the VMs. In case of EGI Cloud Compute sites, the user has two options: he can select an image from the list of images provided by the EGI AppDB information system or from the list provided directly by the Cloud site.

Other providers will only show a drop-down list with the available images. Only in the case of AWS Cloud provider the user has to specify manually the AMI ID of the image.

Select Cloud Provider and Image


This page lists the infrastructures deployed by the user. The first column shows the name set by the user on infrastructure creation, then shows the ID assigned by the IM service, the third column shows the current status of the infrastructure, the fourth show the list of VMs with their IDs and finally a button with a set of actions appears.

List of infrastructures.

List of Actions

The following figure shows the list of actions available to manage the existing infrastructures:

List of infrastructure Actions

  • Add nodes: The Add nodes action enables to add new VMs to the users' deployment. It will show the list of the different types of nodes currently deployed in the infrastructure and the user must set the number of nodes of each type he wants to deploy. It will also show a dropdown list with the available base images. It will enable changing the base image used to deploy the new nodes. In some cases it will be necessary because the original one has been removed.

    Add nodes page

  • Show template: This action shows the original TOSCA template submitted to create the infrastructure.

  • Log: Shows the error/contextualization log of the infrastructure.

  • Stop: Stops/Suspends all the VMs of the infrastructure.

  • Start: Starts/Resumes a previously stopped infrastructure.

  • Outputs: Shows the outputs of the TOSCA template. Private key of credentials can be downloaded as a file or copied to the clipboard.

    TOSCA outputs

  • Delete: Delete this infrastructure and all the associated resources. It also has the option to force the deletion. In this case the infrastructure will be removed from the IM service even if some cloud resources cannot be deleted. Only use this option if you know what you are doing.

  • Delete & Recreate: Delete this infrastructure as the previous option, but once it is deleted it will redirect to the infrastructure creation form, with all the input fields filled with the same set of values used to create the deleted infrastructure.

  • Reconfigure: Starts the reconfiguration of the infrastructure.

  • Change User: Add or change the ownership of the infrastructure at IM level. Providing a valid Access Token of another user, the infrastructure can be shared or transferred to them. If Overwrite is checked, the new user will be the unique owner of the infrastructure (transferring), otherwise it will be added to the list of current users (sharing). The new user must be member of the VO used to create the resources, otherwise he will not be able to manage them. The list of current owners of the infrastructure will also be displayed.

    Change/Add User modal form

VM Info page

The VM Info page shows all the information about the selected VM and enables to manage the lifecycle of it. On the top right corner the Manage VM drop-down menu allows to Stop/Start, Reboot, Resize, Reconfigure and Terminate the VM. Furthermore the user can check the error or contextualisation log of this particular VM.

The VM information is split in two different tables, the first one with the main information: State, IPs, HW features and the SSH credentials needed to access it. The second table shows additional fields.

VM Info page

When resizing the VM the user must provide the new size of the VM in terms of number of CPUs and amount of memory as shown in the figure below:

VM Resize modal form.