The Sandboxes dashboard displays current, future and historic sandboxes that either you created or were created by users within domains you are permitted to access. It provides an overview of the current state of each sandbox, and a central place from which you can view and access sandboxes. Sandboxes are colored according to their present state - see Filtering sandbox state (Administrators only).
The Global domain lets you see sandboxes from all the domains you are permitted to access including the Global domain, while logged in to a non-Global domain, you only see that domain's sandboxes.
Navigating the Sandboxes Dashboard
In the image below, hover over an area or option to learn more about it, or use the table that follows.
|1||Run a free text search for sandboxes listed in the dashboard.|
|2||Switch between the Sandboxes dashboard and the Blueprint Catalog.|
|3||Use the filters to find sandboxes matching specific criteria.|
|4||The dashboard header enables you to view and filter the sandboxes list according to time range, and reset all filters to their default settings.|
|5||The main work area lists past, present and future sandboxes. Click a sandbox to open its diagram.|
|6||Display sandboxes in a list or timeline.|
|7||Time range filter|
|8||The main work area lists past, present and future sandboxes. Click a sandbox to open its diagram.|
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Typing any text into the quick search box displays the matching sandboxes. You can search by sandbox name, blueprint name, owner, sandbox description, and current live status of the sandbox.
Note: The portal remembers the filters selected and the time range specified in the Sandboxes dashboard.
Filtering sandboxes by time range
The Range filter sets the time range borders which the user operates in. To navigate beyond these borders, select a broader time range. You can update the range filter by clicking the calendar icon next to the range label.
To determine the range:
- Either select one of the predefined ranges from the right pane or manually indicate the start and end dates from the calendar.
Working with the sidebar Filter options
Filtering sandboxes created by me
If you have the necessary permissions, the My Sandboxes check box will be available in the left sidebar. Select it to display sandboxes of other users. Clear it to display your sandboxes only.
Filtering Historic, Current, or Future sandboxes (Non administrators only)
The Sandboxes filter group in the left sidebar allows users to select one or more of the three different views. Each view displays sandboxes at different stages:
- Current - Shows only sandboxes that are currently active, including overtime sandboxes and sandboxes going through the setup or teardown stages
- Scheduled - Shows only sandboxes scheduled for a future time
- Historic - Shows only completed sandboxes
The State filter group is visible to administrators only. It enables you to filter sandboxes by their current state. The sandbox state can be one of the following:
Sandbox is scheduled for future use
Setup command is currently running. Sandbox is not available for use.
During setup, CloudShell reserves the sandbox's resources for the sandbox's time slot, and deploys layer 2 connections and Apps.
Sandbox is currently active and ready for use.
Active (with Error)
Sandbox is currently active and ready for use. Setup was not completed successfully.
Teardown command is currently running. Sandbox is not available for use.
During teardown, CloudShell releases the sandbox's resources to allow others to use them, powers off the Apps and deletes them from the cloud provider, and disconnects layer 2 connections.
Sandbox ended and is not available for use. The sandbox is no longer considered active and does not hold any resources.
Domains (Administrators only)
An additional filter, visible to administrators only, allows filtering sandboxes by their relation to a domain.
Groups (Administrators only)
An additional filter, visible to system administrators in the Global domain, allows filtering sandboxes by domain.
Filtering sandboxes by live status
You can search for sandboxes by live status by typing the name of the live status in the quick search box (for example, "downloading"). Partial search words are supported. The sandboxes that match the specified status will be displayed. You can apply additional filters to the displayed results (for example, by selecting one or more of the filter options in the left sidebar) to display only those live status sandboxes that match the additional criteria.
To display the actions toolbar:
- In List view, in the required sandbox row, click the More Info button.
A pop-up window with the sandbox details and toolbar opens.
- In Timeline view, in the timeline, click the required sandbox.
The toolbar is displayed.
The following actions can be performed on the selected sandbox:
Deletes the sandbox completely from the system and releases its resources for the time frame of the sandbox. Only completed or pending sandboxes may be deleted instantly, whereas to delete an active sandbox you need to end it first.
Extends an active or pending sandbox by a specific duration or to a specific new end time.
Ends a sandbox before its planned end time. Ending a sandbox will first trigger any teardown procedures defined for it and then transition the sandbox to a Completed state.
Opens the Update dialog box where you can update the sandbox start and end times, add or remove permitted users, control email notifications and more.
Opens the sandbox diagram. For active sandboxes, the diagram is the main page to carry out provisioning operations and manage connectivity.
Important: Once you delete a blueprint, any historic sandboxes from this blueprint will no longer display the contents of their diagrams.
Find alternate time slots
This action is only available for future sandboxes which have conflicting resources. When selected, a dialog box is displayed with suggested alternative time slots for the sandbox, where you can select one and update the sandbox to resolve the conflicts easily.