Launching Browser Consoles

Describes how to add, launch, and disconnect browser consoles.

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Introduction

A browser console allows you to access a remote server through a web browser.
To add or launch a browser console, enable Browser Consoles for a client.

Prerequisites

The following are prerequisites for launching browser consoles:

  • An HTML-enabled browser is required to launch a browser console.
  • Browser consoles (and its related features) should be enabled at the partner or client level.

Type of supported protocols

The types of supported protocols supported by the browser console are the following:

  • RDP
  • SSH
  • Telnet

Agent and Gateway versions

Browser consoles are compatible with agent version 7.0.0 (or later) and gateway version 5.5.0 (or later).

Key highlights

Browser consoles provide the following key features:

  • Download and playback console recording
  • Clipboard access
  • Disk share

Adding browser consoles

Add the details of the remote device to launch a browser console.

Launching browser consoles

To launch a browser console:

  1. From All Clients, select a client.
  2. Go to Infrastructure and select the category associated to the target resource.
  3. Click the device name to launch a browser console.
  4. From the resource Overview page, click the Consoles button.
  5. From the console list, click the browser console icon associated with the console name.
    Launch a Browser Console

    Launch a Browser Console

  6. Select one to the following:
    • Use Credentials: If credentials are available in a credential set, select the set from the Credentials drop-down. When the console is launched, the device can be directly accessed.
    • Manual Login: When the console is launched, manually log onto each device.
  7. Click Launch. The browser console appears in a new tab.
  8. Provide the credentials in the browser console.

The target remote device should now be connected enabling activities to be performed on the device.

Disconnecting browser consoles

After activities have been performed on the console, disconnect from the session.

To disconnect a browser console:

  1. Press the Ctrl+Alt+Shift keystroke combination to display the Clipboard window.
  2. From the username drop-down menu, click Disconnect.

The session should be disconnected.