1.1. About Virtuozzo Automator

Virtuozzo Automator is a flexible and easy-to-use administration tool for managing groups of physical servers running Virtuozzo. With Virtuozzo Automator, you can manage both physical servers and virtual environments hosted on those using a Web browser.

After Virtuozzo Automator has been installed, you can register available physical servers with it. As physical servers are registered with Virtuozzo Automator, they form a group of physical servers or a group of Hardware Nodes (for the definitions, see Glossary). As an administrator, you can manage both single physical servers and physical server groups. With a group of physical servers, you can perform a number of collective administration tasks, such as:

  • creating a logical structure of physical servers and the virtual environments residing on them;

  • migrating virtual environments between physical servers;

  • copying OS and application templates from one physical server to another;

  • making virtual environment template stored on a VM Templates Storage available to other registered physical servers;

  • consolidating physical server IP addresses into a network address range.

Virtuozzo Automator user accounts are managed by the administrator. An administrator can add and remove users, and set user access privileges. The access privileges determine what operations a user can or cannot perform on registered virtual environments.

To use the Virtuozzo Automator for administering a physical server and the virtual environments residing on it, you need to install Virtuozzo on the required physical server. To learn on what operating systems Virtuozzo Automator can be installed, refer to System Requirements. The Virtuozzo software can be installed only on bare metal servers.

With Virtuozzo Automator, you can perform the following actions:

  • Customize the interface of Virtuozzo Automator and define personal settings.

  • View and install licenses.

  • View physical server resource consumption.

  • Create new containers and virtual machines.

  • Edit container and virtual machine configuration, network parameters, and other settings.

  • Manage virtual environment backups.

  • Clone a container or a virtual machine.

  • Manage container templates and virtual machine templates.

  • Manage and monitor virtual environment resources.

  • View logs and monitor virtual environment operations.

  • Manage container group and perform virtual machine group actions.

  • Change a virtual environment’s status.

  • Reinstall and/or repair a container, etc.