What’s New

The March 2018 release includes:

Additionally, please see our note about VPN configuration parameters that will be deprecated in the coming months.

Private Network Connections between your on-premises data center and your Skytap Cloud virtual environments

Skytap Cloud now supports Private Network Connections from your data center to any Skytap Cloud region, enabling faster speeds and lower latency than Internet-based connections.

Private Network Connection

For general information, see Overview: Private Network Connections and VPNs.

To begin the process of creating a Private Network Connection, contact your Skytap Cloud sales representative.

Optional URL parameters for sharing an SRA browser client view

If you are sharing a direct link to a VM Secure Remote Access (SRA) browser client session, you can optionally append one or more URL parameters to control the initial VM display settings.

URL parameters can be used to control the initial:

  • Display quality settings (from Highest to Lowest display quality)
  • SRA connection type (standard, SSH, or RDP)
  • VM display resolution (whether the VM display resolution is resized to fit to the current browser window size)

SRA browser client view

Example URL for a direct link to a VM in a sharing portal:


For more information, see Optional URL parameters for sharing an SRA browser client view.

Renamed “Private Networks” section in the Admin panel

The Private Networks section of the Admin panel has been renamed WANs.

Administrators can use the WANs page to view and manage VPNs and Private Network Connections in the account.

Admin > WANs page

In several places throughout the product, you may see references to Private Networks changed to WANs.

Environment Network Settings WANs page

EOL notice: Deprecated Skytap Cloud VPN configuration parameters

To support faster and more secure VPN connections, Skytap Cloud will be deprecating some VPN configuration parameters.

In the upcoming months, Skytap Cloud VPNs will no longer support:

  • modp768 and modp1024 Diffie-Hellman (DH) groups
  • md5 hash algorithms
  • hmac_md5 authentication algorithms

For more information see Deprecation and end of life (EOL) notices.