The basic interface allows for basic functionality such as powering on and off, creating and removing VMs and accessing the IP address and console of your VM.
In the basic interface there are only two main screens: VM deployment and your VM list page.
This is the default page that users see when selecting the "Cloud Store" link on the left of this page. From this page anyone can view the list of available ICT created templates.
To select one of the templates simply click on the name of the template on the left side. This will then reveal details of the template on the right side.
You may then change the CPU count and RAM size and see a preview of the monthly charge recalculate.
If you already have an account in the cloud service you can click the BUY button.
If you have not yet logged in to the cloud service you will be prompted for your NSID, organizational code (issued to you by the cloud service), and you password.
Once authenticated you will be shown a confirmation screen verifying your selection. Selecting "Deploy Now" will start the VM deployment and you will be shown the progress of the creation.
When the deployment reaches 100% you a popup will notify you. Click OK and you will be redirected to your list of VMs (details below).
The VM is not yet completed it's setup yet. You will see it automatically boot up and prepare itself for the first time. Thefirst time the VM starts it may not look like it is doing anything and you may be tempted to intervene.
The complete list of all you VMs can be found at anytime by clicking on the "My VMs" link at the top of any page.
This list will show basic information about each VM and offers basic functions needed to work with your VMs.
The components displayed for each VM are (from left to right):