The March 2018 release includes:
- Private Network Connections between your on-premises data center and your Skytap Cloud virtual environments
- Renamed “Private Networks” section in the Admin panel
- Optional URL parameters for sharing an SRA browser client view
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
In several places throughout the product, you may see references to Private Networks changed to WANs.
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.
Highlights from recent releases:
- SSH connections through the SRA browser client
- AIX General Availability (GA)
- VM users can change the keyboard language layout from the SRA browser client
- Support for additional keyboard layouts in the SRA browser client
- Dynamic public IP addresses with Skytap-managed DNS service