Launch consoles from the Infrastructure page

A browser console permits you to access a remote server using a web browser. To launch a browser console from the Infrastructure page, perform the following steps:

  1. Go to Infrastructure > Search.

  2. In the Search field, type the OpsQL query. Example query: $agent.installed IS "true"

  3. From the list of resources displayed, select the target device, and click.

  4. In the slide-out screen that appears, click the Actions and then, the Launch Remote Session buttons. In the Launch Remote Session window > Consoles field:

    • Select a console from the existing list. (or)
    • Add a new console by clicking the Add button and enter the following information:
      • Name: Enter the name of the console.
      • Connector: Enter the element (Agent or Gateway) managing the target device.
      • Protocol: Protocol that you want to use to communicate with the target device.
        The following protocols are supported:
        • RDP
        • SSH: The Password or Public Key option is available. Select the Public key.
        • TELNET
      • Username: Login username of the target device.
      • Password: Login password of the target device.
      • Confirm Password: Reenter the password.
      • Port: Port that transmits and receives data. Enter 22 as the port value.
      • IP address: IP Address of the target device.
  5. Click Add after entering the information. A new console is added.

  6. Select the newly added console. Enter the following information on the Launch Remote Session window:

    • Activity Log Notes: Enter the activity log notes information. This is a mandatory field.
    • Enable upload or download: Select to upload or download a file to the console.
    • In the Credentials field: Select the applicable option for credentials.
      • Use Credentials: Select the existing credentials or click Add to create new credentials. In the Add Credential window that appears, enter the following information:
        • Name: Enter the name of the credentials.
        • Description: Provide a description.
        • Type: Select the protocol type.
        • Authentication Type (mandatory field): The Password or Keypair option is available. Select the keypair and Upload via file option.
          For the keypair option, uploading a file through the Upload via file option is mandatory.
          For the password option, the username, password, and confirm password fields are mandatory.
        • Pass Phrase: Enter the Pass Phrase.
        • Username: Enter the username. (Mandatory, only if you select the password as the Authentication Type)
        • Password: Enter the password. (Visible, only if you select the password as the Authentication Type)
        • Confirm Password: Reenter the password. (Visible, only if you select the password as the Authentication Type)
        • Port: Enter the port number - 22.
        • Connection Timeout (ms): Enter a value. Click Add. A new set of credentials is added.
      • I have Credentials: If you have the credentials, select the option, upload the public key, and enter a Pass Phrase. Private keys are required for SSH keypair-based authentication.
  7. Click Launch.

  8. The console will be launched. Enter your credentials in the browser console.

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