Katapult Interface

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UI Overview

The latest Katapult Console interface is organised into three distinct areas as shown in the screenshot below. These are the header (shown in red), the left sidebar (shown in green) and the content area (shown in pink).

Katapult User Interface


Shown in red on the screenshot, the header sits to at the top of the Katapult interface and consists of the following items

Search Function

Katapult UI Search Box

The search function allows you to search for Katapult services within the current organisation. The search is live as you type and results will be returned as soon as they are discovered.

Organisation Selector

Katapult Organisation Selector

Enables the switching between organisations within your account which gives you the ability to manage each organisations Katapult services separately. The organisation selector also provides a quick link to permit the creation of a new organisation and a quick link to make use of Katapult services for yourself should you wish to do so.

Katapult Settings Selector

Clicking this will take you to the settings for your own personal Katapult account which allows you to change your password and enable/disable two factor authentication etc.

Katapult Docs Link

Will open the docs site in which you're reading this very guide on.

Katapult Logout Link


Launch Shortcut

Katapult Launch Button

This will jump you into the new virtual machine wizard for the currently selected organisation.

Left Sidebar

Shown in green on the screenshot, the left sidebar's primary purpose is navigation. The navigation focus will depend on where you currently are within the Katapult interface. If you are within an organisation, which is the default, then you will see navigation items specific to that organisation, i.e. Compute and Users & Access. However, if you happen to be looking at your own Katapult account settings, such as two factor authentication etc, then the sidebar will relate to your own personal account. User-level access to the various sections of the navigation will depend on the role assigned to them.

A brief summary of the pages within the navigation is as follows:


The dashboard is the first screen you land on after your first sign in, or after selecting a different organisation/personal account from the organisation selector in the header. The dashboard aims to provide you with a quick glance at your services within your organisation.


The compute pages allow the creation and management of your virtual machines. We have written several virtual machine how-to guides to assist you in getting the most out of Katapult.


Provides access to shared disks, disk backup policies and any custom ISOs you upload to Katapult.


Manage virtual networks, your organisation's IP addresses, domains etc.

Users & Access

From this section of the console you can manage users, define roles and manage SSH keys.


View everything related to billing for the current organisation including invoices and yet to be invoiced items and the option to update your billing details.


Manage your the settings for the current organisation / personal Katapult organisation. Settings for your user account can be managed by accessing My Settings in the header of the Katapult Console.

Content Area

Shown in pink on the screenshot, the content area displays the content related to the current page of focus within the Katapult console. For example, the Compute -> Virtual Machines page will display the virtual machines table.

Light / Dark mode

Katapult supports both light and dark mode options to suit user preference. To switch between the two styles click on the relevant link in the footer of the Katapult interface.