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The Environment Viewer (Enterprise)

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For information about how to open the environment viewer, see Connect to Your Environment.

CloudShare's viewer provides a clean and intuitive interface in which to share your environments (and you can even add your own branding!) Check out the highlights of the viewer experience.

  1. Workspace. The workspace is where most of the action is. It’s where you view the content you are working on – whether it’s an overview of the environment, a list of all VMs in the environment, or the VM you’re accessing.

  2. Breadcrumbs. Just take a look at the breadcrumb trail at any time to know exactly where you are in the environment.

  3. Navigation Tabs. The navigation tabs along the top of the workspace give you a quick overview of all the VMs in the environment – with each VM represented by its own tab. While a VM is being prepared, simply roll over its tab to see the progress. Move between VMs simply by clicking the tab of the VM you wish to work with.

    Tabs are highlighted as follows:

    • The tab of the machine you are currently viewing is highlighted in blue.

    • If any VM fails to load, that VM’s entire tab is highlighted in red – making easy to recognize.

    • If a VM experiences errors, a red badge indicating the number of errors appears on the tab.

    Along with a tab for each VM, the following additional types of tabs may appear:

    • Overview tab – providing an overview of the entire environment.

    • VM list tab – providing a list of all VMs in the environment, along with their details and options to perform a number of VM-specific actions.

    • Resources tab - providing materials you may need when using the environment as part of a class or demo.

    • External URL tab - opening another website either within the tab or in another browser tab, which you might need to refer to when using the environment as part of a class or demo.

  4. Actions Panel. The actions panel is where you perform all available actions on the environment and VM in which you are working – all in one centralized location. Also, you will receive notifications here about any errors in the environment (in addition to the highlighted navigation tabs).

Working in the Actions Panel

  • Simply click the  icon at the right of any section to expand its controls.

  • Roll over any button to see a description of its function.

When you first enter the environment, the Remote Access Controls section is open by default. Note the tri-colored status indicator at the right, making it easy to see the connection status of the VM at a glance. Other highlights of the actions panel include the Connection Details section (which allows you to quickly view and copy/paste information regarding your connection) and the Training section (which makes it easy for students in a training classroom to communicate with the instructor and each other).

Note

The Training section is only visible to users working in a training classroom.

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