Insert text into a Power VM

You can insert text into a Power A CPU architecture that supports IBM i, AIX, and Linux (on Power) in Skytap. VM using the Skytap SRA client Secure Remote Access client – A browser access client that provides quick access to Skytap VM desktops. To learn more, see Accessing VMs with your browser. Insert text tool in the Secure Remote Access (SRA) browser client. This tool provides a staging area for inserting text from your local computer to the Power VM. It can hold up to 313 characters of plain text.


  • This method lets you insert only plain text.
  • On a mac OS computer, use +C and +V instead of Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V.
  • To copy files between your local computer and a VM, use the Skytap shared drive or the Assets page.. For additional information, see Transferring files to a VM.

To copy text from your local computer to a VM
  1. Highlight the text on your local computer. Right-click and select Copy (or press Ctrl+C) to copy the text. This places the text on your local clipboard.
  2. In the the SRA client view of the VM, click where you want to paste the text.
  3. In the SRA client toolbar, click clipboard to open the Insert text view. The Insert text tool displays.

    VM Clipboard

  4. Right-click in the Insert text field and select Paste (or press Ctrl+V) to paste the text.
  5. Click insert text. The text is inserted into the VM at the cursor position.