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Frequently Asked Questions

Does CloudShell physically interact with devices and cloud providers?

Yes. CloudShell communicates with and runs automation on physical devices and enables spinning up dedicated VMs as part of the sandbox lifecycle. This requires a shell that is able to both access the device and run the required automation.

Where can I find shells that I can use in CloudShell?

Quali Repositories page includes hundreds of shells and plugins that have been developed by Quali community developers.

Can I create my own shells?

Yes. To assist you with this, we've created the The CloudShell DevGuide, which provides step-by-step instructions and implementation examples for shell, cloud provider and script development.

Can CloudShell integrate with common DevOps tools?

Yes. You can design your own integration or search Quali Repositories for a suitable plugin, such as the CloudShell Sandbox Jenkins Plugin and CloudShell TeamCity Plugin. For additional information, see Consuming Sandboxes as Part of Continuous Integration Workflows.

Can I use as many Execution Servers as I want?

Yes. You may install and use as many Execution Servers as you'd like. For example, you could dedicate Execution Servers for different teams in your organization or for geographically distributed sites. Note that CloudShell Execution Servers do not require a purchased license.

Can I choose which Execution Server will be used for each resource?

Yes. CloudShell allows linking specific Execution Servers to resources, Apps, services and blueprints. For additional information, see Setting Up Execution Servers to Run Commands.

Is it possible to access older/archived versions of the online help?

Yes. Our All Help Versions help page is provided specifically for this purpose. Here you can view the different helps and also download them for offline use.

  • Click the All Help Versions button in the online help's toolbar or use this link.

    The helps are organized according to CloudShell releases.

Where can I watch instructional videos about CloudShell?

We have an extensive videos library featuring everything from introduction videos to webinars and customer interviews. These videos can be found in the following online resources:

How do I get access to the Support portal, Download Center, Quali U Courses portal, forums and idea box?

Quali Services registration is available for Quali customers, partners and employees. Registration approval may take up to 48 hours. Once approved, you will have access to the different Quali services.


Unregistered users have "view only" access to Quali's Community, including the forums and idea box.

To get access to Quali Services:

  1. Go to

  2. Click Create an Account.

  3. Fill in the details and click Sign Up.

    You should receive an email, prompting you to activate your Quali Services account.

For additional information, see Quali's FAQ web page.