We’ve released a new version of the Linode Manager with many goodies. Besides a reorganization of the code (which makes us devs happy), the locations of many pre-existing features have been reorganized as well. But, the real news is this has enabled us to implement some cool features…
Single Sign On
- Multiple Linodes can now be managed much more intuitively under one Linode.com account.
- Linking multiple accounts together is no longer necessary.
- Linodes can be tagged with a label that you can change at any time, which makes identifying multiple Linodes much easier
- Adding a Linode to your account is a piece of cake. It’s as easy as: “Add a Linode” link off the Linodes sub-tab, select the plan, confirm. Done.
- A much requested feature, you can now change your username at any time. Amen.
- You can now create additional Linode.com users that are able to log into your account.
- Our system now allows you to restrict a user’s access to specific Linodes, DNS zones, or even create a “billing only” user.
- Timezone preference setting is now per User vs per Customer
- Similar to Amazon’s EC2, this feature allows you to add Linodes or extras and receive a pro-rated credit to your account when you remove them. This is perfect for short term projects or tasks (or if you want to show your friends how cool Linode is without giving them access to your production server).
Linode.com Account Persistence
- If you remove all of your Linodes from your account (but don’t cancel your account), your Linode.com login will remain valid.
- You can return at any time and use any of your credit remaining.
- Your DNS zones will remain, but they won’t be served unless you have a billable Linode.
Web-based AJAX Console
- Although we implemented this many months ago, there was no official announcement. Welp, there’s browser based console access to your Linode.
- The browser console automatically authenticates you. Entering in your username and password is no longer required
- There is a console server in each data center. Launching the console directs you to the console server in the same data center as the Linode.
- Disk IO Graphs to compliment the CPU and network graphs
- A new graph history interface
- Tickets can be opened regarding a specific object (a Linode or a DNS zone).
- All users with access to that object will be able to see the ticket, receive ticket updates via email, and can participate in the ticket.
My thanks go out to those that helped test the new version — you guys were a big help!