VM Management Wizard

One of the most important features of EPAM Cloud Management Console is the provided ability not only to create new resources, but also to manage them in several clicks.

VM Management Wizard that can be called from the VM Details view on the Management page, allows to perform general VM checks and changes, such as assigning a new owner, initiating security scanning, and getting events audit.

VM Management Wizard combines several functions which can be performed on the same VM. Each function is called via the dedicated button in the VM Details.

  • Manage VM Options

    The 'Manage VM Options' window allows selecting the instance and the actions to be performed for it.

    Choose project - Select the project in which your VM is running

    Choose region - Select the region in which your project is activated

    Instance name - Select the VM

    Next, select the management action to be performed for the selected VM:

    Get related audit events - View the list of the latest audit events for the selected VM

    Scan instance - Configure and start security scanning of the selected VM

    Change owner - Move the VM to a different owner

    Manage properties - View and update instance properties

    Manage tags - View and update instance tags

  • Change Owner

    At this stage you can move the selected VM to a different owner.

    Current owner - The user who is currently the VM owner

    Default owner - The default VM owner

    New owner (email) - Type in the email address of the user to which the VM is to be moved

  • Scan Now

    Clicking 'Scan Now' allows configuring and starting Nessus security scanning of the selected VM.

    Choose server - Select the internal or external scanning server to define the type of your VM scanning. Depending on the configuration, this field can have both the 'Internal' and 'External' options or the 'Default' option if only the default scanning server is available.

    Internal - the VM will be scanned by Nessus server, hosted on the same platform where the target VM is (for example, VM in an EPAM region will be scanned by a server, also hosted in an EPAM region).

    External - the VM will be scanned by Nessus server, hosted on the platform, other than that where the target VM is (for example, VM in an EPAM region will be scanned by a server, hosted in AWS, and vice versa).

    Nessus policy - Select the Nessus policy with which the VM will be scanned. A Nessus policy is a set of rules against which the VM is scanned.

  • Related Audit Events

    Clicking 'Show related' displays the list of the latest audit events related to the selected VM.

    Date - Event date

    Event Description - The action performed to the VM

    Event Initiator - The user which initiated the event

  • Manage Properties

    On this page, you can view and manage the properties assigned to your VM.

    You can change the existing properties keys (names) and values by moving the cursor to the related field.

    Click the cross icon to remove an existing property.

    Click 'Add new row' to add a new property.

    To submit the changes, click 'Update Properties' button.

  • Manage Tags

    On this page, you can view and manage the tags assigned to your VM.

    You can change the prefixes, keys and values of the existing tags by typing the new values in the corresponding cells.

    The Prefix and Key are optional fields. If you specify no Prefix and Key values, the default values will be used - user for prefix and tag for key.

    Click the cross icon to remove an existing tag.

    Click 'Add new row' to add a new tag.

    To submit the changes, click 'Update Tags' button.

  • Result

    On this page you can view the results of the performed action.

    The 'Result' screen confirms the successful performance of the security scanning and owner change operations.

    In the event of unsuccessful security scanning, the 'Result' screen alerts of scanning failure.