How to access a DreamCompute instance through a console

VNC or SPICE is used to view the console output of an instance, regardless of whether or not the console log has output. This allows relaying keyboard and mouse activity to and from an instance.

DreamCompute supports novnc for remote access of an instance through a console:

novnc
An in-browser VNC client implemented using HTML5 Canvas and WebSockets

Example:

To access an instance through a remote console, run the following command:

$ nova get-vnc-console INSTANCE_NAME novnc

The command returns a URL from which you can access your instance:

+--------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Type   | Url                                                                                             |
+--------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| novnc  | https://vncproxy.dreamcompute.com:6080/vnc_auto.html?token=c83ae3a3-15c4-4890-8d45-aefb494a8d6c |
+--------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

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