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Changing an environment's policy settings
The policy selected when an environment is first created can be modified. In an environment, policy settings are managed from the Configuration tab.
There are 3 ways to do this:
- Select a different pre-existing policy: In the Policy field, a different pre-existing policy can be selected to be applied to the environment.
- Turn the automatic suspension rule on or off: The Auto suspend toggle will indicate whether the auto suspend rule is applicable, based on the selected policy. If this toggle is changed, the new rule relating to the automatic suspension of VMs will override that of the pre-existing policy. For example, if the selected policy includes auto suspend, the toggle will display 'On'. If the toggle is subsequently changed to 'Off', the auto suspend will no longer apply but the other policy settings will still apply. Note: If the auto suspend is turned off, you will be required to complete the Weekly schedule section (outlined below).
- Set a weekly schedule: In the Weekly schedule section, a schedule can be set for one or more days of the week, in a particular timezone. The schedule will determine at which times on what days the VMs will be available/functional for use. First enter the required Timezone, select the days of the week, and enter start and stop times for each selected day. If the Notify environment owner when scheduled action occurs is selected, the environment owner will receive an email at the start time of each selected day.
Sharing an environment
Sharing an environment allows access of an environment to additional users. An environment can be shared with collaborators and end-users. The environment owner is the only user that can share an environment.
- From the Left Navigation menu choose Environments, and then select the environment you wish to share. You will be redirected to the environment details page.
- Select the Members tab.
- In the Available users list select and move the user to the Members list.
The default role for a collaborating user is Guest. The role can be modified from the dropdown menu. The member roles are as follows:
- Guest: Can access the environment, but cannot modify the environment configuration
- Standard: Can access the environment, and can also modify the environment configuration, but cannot destroy the environment
- Owner: Has full control of the environment, including destroy.
Updating a live environment
You can modify most aspects of an environment. Heropa uses the saved environment configuration to manage the live environment. Once you have modified the environment configuration, the modifications need to be committed to the live environment.
- From the Left Navigation menu choose Environments, and then select the environment you wish to modify. You will be redirected to the environment details page.
- Choose Update from the Action dropdown in the Top Navigation menu to commit changes to the live environment.
Monitoring environment usage
The activity of individual users in an environment can be monitored in the Usage tab.
Here, each user's activity on each VM in the environment can be understood.