View the details of a running EC2 Instance from the RightScale Dashboard
The available action buttons under Clouds > AWS Region > Instances are:
Note: Normal cloud instances do not have a "stop" action within Rightscale for EBS backed instances. Only Rightscale servers using an EBS backed image will have the option to perform a stop/start of the instance.
The Info tab is accessible from the Clouds > AWS Region > Instances > Info tab and it is the default tab selected when you click on an instance link. The tab shows general information about the server, including all cloud-specific information (IP address, security group(s), SSH key, etc).
Warning! Be careful when changing a running server's Elastic IP address. You do not want to accidentally steal an Elastic IP from another frontend server or send traffic to the wrong server. Once an Elastic IP is assigned to a new server and has time to settle, all traffic will be routed to that server.
The Audit Entries tab is accessible from the Clouds > AWS Region > Instances > Audit Entries tab. From this tab, you may view a real-time changelog of actions that were performed on your server. For example, actions like running scripts or recipes, attaching EBS volumes and launching/terminating the server will all display relevant audits in this tab.
The Volumes tab is accessible from the Clouds > AWS Region > Instances > Volumes tab and lists the Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes that are currently attached to the Server. You can also attach a new or existing volume or existing snapshot as a new volume from this tab.
The Console Output tab is accessible from the Clouds > AWS Region > Instances > Console Output tab and shows generated meta-data that is useful for troubleshooting. The host of an EC2 instance captures the console output and "posts" it to the EC2 management server from where it can be retrieved and displayed.
There are a few details you should know about the console output:
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