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This topic only applies to Armor Complete users. 

To fully use this screen, you must have the following permissions assigned to your account:

  • Read Workload(s)
  • Write Workload
  • Read Virtual Machine Stats
  • Read Virtual Machine(s)
  • Write Virtual Machine
  • Scale Virtual Machine
  • Read Location(s)
  • Read Virtual Data Centers
  • Read Tasks
  • Write Tasks
  • Read Storage



Create a workload with a new virtual machine

You cannot create a workload without a virtual machine. As a result, you must first create a virtual machine, and then create the corresponding workload. 

To review available virtual machines, see Review available virtual machines.

  1. In the Armor Management Portal, in the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure.
  2. Click Virtual Machines.
  3. Hover over the plus ( + ) icon, and then click the Virtual Machine icon.
    • If you do not have any virtual machines listed, then click Deploy New, and then select Virtual Machine.
  4. Locate and select the desired operating system and operating system version.
  5. On the right side, use the Region drop-down menu to select the data center to host your virtual machine.
  6. Select the desired virtual machine based on your CPU and memory needs (GB).
    • You can click High CPU or High Memory to filter the list of virtual machines. You can also click Show All Options to see every virtual machine offering.
    • Armor labels virtual machines by CPU and memory features. For instance, 2x4 indicates that the virtual machine has 2 CPU and 4 GB of memory.
  7. In Name, enter a descriptive name for your virtual machine.
  8. In Workload, select New Workload
  9. In New Workload Name, enter a descriptive name.
  10. In New Tier Name, enter a descriptive name. 
  11. In Location, select the data center to host your virtual machine. 
  12. Under Access Credentials, note your username to access the virtual machine. 
  13. In Password, enter a secure password to use to access the virtual machine. 
    • Your password must contain:
      • An upper-case letter
      • A lower-case letter
      • A number
      • A special character: ! @ # $ % ^ * ( ) { } [ ]
    • You can also click Generate Password to allow Armor to create a password. 
  14. (Optional) For additional storage, under Storage Substrate and Disk Size, select your desired storage, and then click Add Disk
  15. On the right-side menu, review the pricing information, and then click Purchase
  16. To view the status of your newly created virtual machine, in the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure, click Virtual Machines, and then search for your newly created virtual machine. 

After you create a virtual machine, Armor recommends that you:

  1. Create a firewall rule
    • By default, outbound and inbound traffic are blocked from virtual machines. To allow traffic, you must create a firewall rule. To learn more, see Firewall Rules.
  2. Download the SSL/VPN client.
    • To access the virtual machine, you must download the SSL/VPN client. To learn more, see SSL VPN.

Change the name of a workload

  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure.
  2. Click Workload.
  3. Locate and select the desired workload. 
  4. Hover over the gear icon, and then click the Rename icon. 
  5. Update the name of the workload. 
  6. Click Rename

Create a new tier in an existing workload 

  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure
  2. Click Workloads
  3. Locate and select the desired workload. 
  4. Hover over the gear icon, and then click the New Tier icon. 
  5. Locate the newly created tier, and then click the corresponding vertical ellipses. 
  6. Click Rename Tier
  7. Enter a descriptive tier name, and then click Rename
  8. (Optional) There are two ways to add a virtual machine to this newly created tier. 

Option 1: Create a virtual machine to add to an existing tier

As an optional step, you can add a new virtual machine to the newly created tier. 

  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure.
  2. Click Workloads.
  3. Locate and select the desired workload.
  4. Locate the desired tier, and then click the corresponding vertical ellipses.
  5. Click Add Virtual Machine.
  6. Locate and select the desired operating system and operating system version
    • Ubuntu 14.04
    • Ubuntu 16.04
    • Red Hat 6
    • Red Hat 7
    • CentOS 6
    • CentOS 7
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Windows Server 2016
  7. On the right side, use the Region drop-down menu to select the data center to host your virtual machine.
  8. Select the desired virtual machine based on your CPU and memory needs (GB).
    • You can click High CPU or High Memory to filter the list of virtual machines. You can also click Show All Options to see every virtual machine offering.
    • Armor labels virtual machines by CPU and memory features. For instance, 2x4 indicates that the virtual machine has 2 CPU and 4 GB of memory.
  9. In Name, enter a descriptive name for your virtual machine.
  10. Verify the listed Workload, Workload Tier, and Location.
  11. Under Access Credentials, note your username to access the virtual machine. 
  12. In Password, enter a secure password to use to access the virtual machine. 
    • Your password must contain:
      • An upper-case letter
      • A lower-case letter
      • A number
      • A special character: ! @ # $ % ^ * ( ) { } [ ]
    • You can also click Generate Password to allow Armor to create a password. 
  13. (Optional) For additional storage, under Storage Substrate and Disk Size, select your desired storage, and then click AddDisk
  14. On the right-side menu, review the pricing information, and then click Purchase
  15. To view the status of your newly created virtual machine, in the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure, click Virtual Machines, and then search for your newly created virtual machine. 

Option 2: Move an existing virtual machine to an existing tier

  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure
  2. Click Workloads
  3. Locate and select the desired workload. 
  4. Select and drag the desired virtual machine to the desired tier. 

Delete a workload

You can only delete an empty workload. You cannot delete a workload that contains a virtual machine.

  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure.
  2. Click Workloads
  3. Locate and select the desired workload. 
  4. Hover over the gear icon, and then click the Delete Workload (trash) icon. 
  5. Click Delete Workload


Delete a tier

You can only delete an empty tier. You cannot delete a tier that contains a virtual machine.

  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure.
  2. Click Workloads
  3. Locate and select the desired workload. 
  4. Locate the desired tier, and then click the corresponding vertical ellipses. 
  5. Click Delete Tier
  6. Click Delete Tier again.

Export workload data 

  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure
  2. Click Workloads. 

  3. (Optional) Use the filter function to customize the data displayed. 
  4. In the bottom, right part of the screen, select CSV.

    • You have the option to export all data (All) or only the data that appears on the current screen (Current Set). 

      FunctionData Displayed
      CSVID, Name, Location, Zone, Tier Count, VM Count, Total CPU, Total Memory, Total Storage, Tags

Troubleshoot Workloads screen

In the Workloads screen, if a tier does not contain a virtual machine or sever, consider that: 


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