CloudShare’s Upload Files feature enables you to easily upload files to any of the virtual machines in your environment. With this feature you can conveniently complete tasks by uploading files (including batch, integration, data and other types) and then use them during your exercises and training.
With the Upload Files feature, you can also upload configuration or executable files to work more efficiently with the files you need in the virtual machine.
Files need to be uploaded per machine, per class.
Uploading Files to Your Class Environment
Within your environment, select the relevant VM, and then select File Upload from the menu.
To upload a file, click Upload Files. You can also drag and drop files into the specified area. There are no limitations on the number of files that can be uploaded, or on the file types you can upload.
Browse to and find the files you want to upload on your local machine.
Click Where are my files? to see where your files are saved. Your files will be placed in a folder called Uploads, which is determined by your machine’s operating system. For Windows, this is located in C:\Uploads; and for Linux, the location is the admin home folder, sorted alphabetically (we will choose the first admin user to run).
During the upload process, you will either see that your file is still being uploaded (with a blue circle notification); that there is an error (with a red circle notification); or that the file was uploaded successfully (green circle notification).
You will need to have VMWare tools installed on your machine in order to upload files. If you do not have VMWare tools on your machine, the File Upload section will be disabled in the sidebar, and you will see a link that you can click on for additional assistance. For Windows VMs, PowerShell Version 2.0 or higher is required.
Uploaded files must meet the following requirements:
Files cannot be larger than 50 MB.
Filenames can only contain the following characters: a-z, 0-9, ‘-‘, ‘_’, ‘.’, and spaces.
If two files are uploaded with the same name on the same machine, the first file to download to the machine will be overwritten (if two upload requests occur simultaneously, it can also be the second one).
If the file upload fails for a particular VM, an instructor can go into the student’s environment details page, and click the Resolve (Recommended) link.