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3 Using the Ark console

Use the IP address provided by your system administrator in your web browser of choice to access the Ark console. When you navigate to the address, the Ark console will prompt you to Log in (as shown in Figure 3.1).
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Use the fields on the User tab to provide user information:
Use the First Name field to specify the first name of the connecting user.
Use the Last Name field to specify the last name of the connecting user.
Use the Company Name field to specify the company name.
The ID field displays the OpenStack identifier of the connected user.
Use the Notification Email field to specify the default email address that will be used for cluster notifications unless an alternate address is provided.
You can optionally provide an alternate email address when a cluster is created (on the Create a new Server Cluster dialog), or modify a cluster’s notification email address on the Administrative Settings dialog.
After providing user information, click Apply Changes to save the information before exiting the User tab. A popup will prompt you to enter your user password to confirm the changes to the Notification Email field (see Figure 3.3).
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Enter your password and select Confirm to continue. After providing user information, you can navigate to either the Dashboard tab (shown in Figure 3.4) or the Clusters tab (see Section 3.2) to launch a cluster.

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Figure 3.4 - The Dashboard tab of the Ark console.

3 Using the Ark console

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