Deploy all your computer terminals from the centralized management dashboard. With only a few clicks, you can deploy your OS and applications to a group of target users in the same site or scattered over various sites.
As you can see in the animation to the right, you just need to select one, several or all of a group from ceBox® the drop them in the workshop. They, just select the image you want to deploy to these terminals, drop it as well into the workshop. Do a single right-click, then press the “Routing” button to configure the prefix of the VMs and validate the route. At the next startup, the terminals will be deployed.
If you change sites or there’s an accident at the site, you can reassign your working environments to the users with only a few clicks.
With the ceBox® solution, you can manage your updates safely and centrally. This is due to the solutions versioning feature. Indeed, you can configure all your terminals to start up with the image you’ve prepared (OS + application). Every time an image (also called a “master”) is updated, a differential is created, which generates a new version. You can define a tag for each version of your images (None, Stable or Development).
Here’s a concrete example: You have an image that is deployed onto all your terminals. You edit it to update a piece of software, which creates a new version. You put this new version onto a few of the terminals to test it out. Once the version is validated, you only have to give it the tag “Stable.”
All the terminals where you have defined this image will start with this new version then next time they restart.
The ceBox® solution natively integrates the remote-control feature. This will allow you to give assistance to your users remotely by taking control of their computers. The control is done through your browser.
As you can se on the screen to the right, from your centralized dashboard, you just need to drop the ceBox® onto the terminal you want to control into the workshop, do a right-click, then click “Connect.” Your browser will open and a new tag and user desktop screen will be displayed (this may take a few seconds).
As recommended by the CNIL, users will receive a message to approve the connection or not. This feature can reduce traveling for your technical teams and also save you from having to acquire remote-control software such as TeamViewer.
With ceBox®, you can keep a constant eye on your stock of computer equipment. Several views, which are more or less detailed, are available from your centralized ceBox® dashboard. You can monitor the disk space on your computers, the network flows, processor use, etc. You can monitor one terminal, but also have a complete view over all your terminals. That way, if some computers are switched off and this isn’t normal, you can react quickly.
Similarly, if your users report network lags at one of your sites, you can quickly detect which terminal is causing these lags (due to high bandwidth consumption). When you have hundreds or even thousands of terminals to administer, this monitoring process becomes a heavyweight advantage for the IT department.
From your centralized ceBox® dashboard, you can program several planned tasks. For example, you can program: startup of your terminals in the morning, then shut them down in the evening. This will allow you to make significant energy savings. You can also schedule the display of pop-up messages on your users’ terminals.
For even more power, you can schedule configuration changes. For example, you can schedule an OS migration (from Windows 7 to Windows 10, for example) in advance. You can also schedule updates (to applications, etc.).
Some of our clients use scheduling to provide their users with one type of terminal in the morning, then another on in the afternoon. This flexibility is highly appreciable, and can save a lot of time.