What's New in Help Version CloudShell 8.3 GA
The Troubleshooting Guide provides possible causes to common errors and offers step-by-step instructions to resolve them. To help you quickly find what you are looking for, simply search for the error or check out the guide's table of contents, organized in categories like Database and Permissions, QualiX and vCenter.
CloudShell Dev Guide - new instructional videos
To help you successfully develop in CloudShell, we have started incorporating short instructional videos in the CloudShell Dev Guide. These videos illustrate key development methods, principles and implementation examples. The videos are embedded throughout the dev guide and listed in the dev guide's new Short Development Videos article.
Help Patch Documentation Updates
- Microsoft Azure Integration: Support for multiple subnets in the same sandbox
- Advanced CloudShell Customizations:
TopologySetupDurationMaxHoursis a Server config key, not Portal
- Add VMware vCenter Cloud Provider Resource: Improved descriptions for attributes VM Cluster and Resource Pool
- Enabling Automation Suites to Use Local Tests: Clarified instructions
- Blueprint Templates: Note about disassociating the default blueprint template from all domains
- Insight BI documentation: Various updates, including updated terminology, useful links and improved instructions
- SetAppSecurityGroups Code Example: Fixed code example
- Insight BI documentation: Various updates, including updated instructions and images, and updated links to external sources.
- Enabling Automation Suites to Use Local Tests: Clarifications regarding invalid execution servers
- CloudShell User Permission Levels: Added "Create blueprints" permissions
- Configure Azure API to work with CloudShell: Updated configuration instructions per Azure Portal updates
- Adding App templates: Updated Azure deployment type attribute descriptions
- Advanced CloudShell Customizations:
SupportedConnectionTypesis a Portal config key, not Server
- Controlling execution server selection for resource commands: Clarified overview and instructions
Release 8.3 Features and Enhancements
Below are some of the major improvements and enhancements introduced in CloudShell 8.3:
PyPi Server enhancements - Key for offline python packages has been deprecated
Now that PyPi Server has been implemented to manage dependencies for Python driver and script commands, the key that was previously used to set the file system location of the local python dependencies has been deprecated. For details about PyPi Server and how to migrate from the old method, see PyPi Server - Managing Python Driver and Script Dependencies.
Redesigned CloudShell Portal login screen
The CloudShell Portal login screen features a new look and feel.
Enhanced resource search capabilities
CloudShell 8.3 offers enhanced Advanced search options.
Support for multiple search values per attribute:
To help CloudShell users fine tune their search for resources and Apps, it is now possible to specify multiple values of a single attribute. Note that multiple values of the same attribute have an OR relationship while multiple attributes have an AND relationship. For example, Number of Ports "=5" or "=2" or ">=7"
Access Mode "Contains 'Hello' " or "Starts with 'Formal' "
Support for partial search values:
It is now possible to search for CloudShell elements based on partial attribute values.
Additional operands in Numeric and String attributes:
In addition to the equals "=" operand, attribute search now supports the following:
- For String attributes: Is not Equal, Contains, Does Not Contain, Starts With, and Ends With. In addition, the "=" operand has been retitled to "Equals".
- For Numeric attributes: !=, <, >, <=, and >=.
Peer-to-peer connections involving AWS EC2 Apps:
AWS EC2 Apps can now be directly connected to each other, without having to be connected to a Subnet service in the diagram. Each P2P connection will create a dedicated subnet on AWS for the instances of the connected Apps.
VM Details tab enhancements:
The VM Details tab, which was provided exclusively for AWS EC2 Apps in version 8.2, is now available for all Apps, regardless of the cloud provider. In addition, it now provides additional details, such as the ports that are open on the App's VM. For details, see View App's VM details.
Enable/disable remote connections per resource
CloudShell 8.3 allows admins to decide which resources support remote connections to their devices from the sandbox. In previous versions, this was configured on the shell's family level. For details, see Editing Resources from the Inventory Dashboard.
Insight BI support for Sisense 6.7
Sisense 6.7 is supported in CloudShell 8.3 GA.
Key online help improvements
In addition to other improvements and enhancements, below are some of the major improvements in the CloudShell 8.3 online help.
- Enabling Automation Suites to Use Local Tests: Detailed information about how to allow automation suites to run local tests.
- Configuring CloudShell to Execute Python Commands in Offline Mode: Added a link to an article (in the CloudShell Suite Installation Guide) explaining how to migrate python dependencies from old repository to PyPi Server repository. Added a link to an article (in the CloudShell Suite Installation Guide) explaining how to configure secure communication between PyPi Server and the Execution Servers.
SetAppSecurityGroups: Added a detailed code example that illustrates the implementation of the SetAppSecurityGroups API method. For details, see SetAppSecurityGroups Code Example.
FindResource: FindResource API method now has an option that includes excluded resources in the response.
- add_global_input_to_topology: Clarified input value descriptions and provided additional usage examples.