Instances are virtual machines that run in the cloud.

As a cloud administrative user, you can manage instances for users in various projects. You can view, terminate, edit, perform a soft or hard reboot, create a snapshot from, and migrate instances. You can also view the logs for instances or start a VNC console for an instance.

For information about how to use the dashboard to start instances as an end user, see the VMware Integrated OpenStack User's Guide.