Deploy all your computer terminals from the centralised 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 spread over various sites.
As you can see in the animation to the right, you simply need to select one, several or all of a group from ceBoxOS®, then drop them into the workshop. They, simply select the image you want to deploy to these terminals, and drop it 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 is an accident at the site, you can reassign your working environments to the users with only a few clicks.
With the ceBoxOS® solution, you can manage your updates safely and centrally. This is due to the solutions versioning feature. You can even 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 the image has been defined will start with this new version the next time they restart.
The ceBoxOS® solution instinctively 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 performed through your browser.
As you can see on the screen to the right, from your centralised dashboard, you simply need to drop the ceBox® onto the terminal you want to control in the workshop, 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 prompt to confirm whether or not to approve the connection or not. This feature can reduce travelling for your technical teams and also save you from having to acquire remote-control software such as TeamViewer.
With ceBoxOS®, you can keep a constant eye on your stock of computer equipment. Several views, which can be more or less detailed, are available from your centralised ceBox® dashboard. You can monitor the disk space on your computers, the network flows and processor use. You can monitor one terminal, but also have a complete view over all your terminals. That way, if some computers are switched off and that 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 centralised ceBox® dashboard, you can programme several planned tasks. For example, you can programme: 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 significant, and can save a lot of time.