Observe multiple servers

You can observe multiple remote computers running Remotix Agent, VNC or Apple Screen Sharing in the same window. This allows you to monitor many screens without having to select each one individually.

Remotix will need authentication credentials for each server to display the remote computer screens.


Observe multiple computers

  1. In the Remotix Computer List window, select a group of stored connections and then select two or more connections.
  2. Click the MultiView button in the Actions pane to the right.
  3. Remotix will open a Multi-Viewer tab, showing live images of all remote computer’s desktops in the same window.
    If you have stored credentials for a connection before opening it in a MultiView, Remotix will use them for authentication.

If you’re observing more computers than can fit in the window, they are divided across several pages.

  • Click Start Slideshow button in the toolbar to automatically cycle through the groups of screens.
  • To move to the previous or next group of screens manually, click Previous Page or Next Page buttons. You can also use swipe to the left or right to move between groups of screens.

Authenticate on multiple servers

Whenever you start a new observe session for multiple servers, Remotix connects to each of them in Observe mode — which requires valid credentials to be sent. If you start a multi-view session from scanner, and selected servers match the ones you have stored, Remotix will use the saved credentials. If there is no stored authentication data, you will be asked to provide one for each server.

When you connect in Observe mode to a group of servers that accept the same credentials, you may enter them once for all.

  • When asked for an authentication, enable Use on remaining computers below the Password field.

You may also skip or cancel the authentication step for one or more servers, leaving them black in the Multi-viewer window until the correct credentials are provided.

  • When asked for an authentication, click Skip or Cancel for each server.
  • To cancel all authentication requests, hold down Alt and click Cancel.

Change observe settings

While you’re observing multiple servers, you can adjust the observe settings.

  1. Click Options button in the Multi-Viewer toolbar.
  2. Change the observe settings:Slideshow page delay: set the the amount of time that should elapse before Remotix advances to the next page.
    Show computer information: enable information labels for each connection listed in the Multi-Viewer.
    Name/Address: choose whether to display the stored connection name or remote computer address in the information block.
    Show user icon: enable to display an account picture of the currently logged in user (works on Apple Screen Sharing connections only).
    Wake screensaver: enable Move mouse on connect to allow Remotix wake the remote machine from screensaver.

Zoom in a server

You can zoom in a remote desktop picture to see a larger image of remote desktop.

  1. Select a server in Multi-viewer window.
  2. Press Spacebar, or double-click a server thumbnail.
  3. Navigate through the servers using keyboard cursor keys, mouse scroll, swipe right and left on multitouch trackpad, or Navigate buttons in the toolbar.

Connect to a server

You can connect to a server right from the Multi-viewer window to begin interaction with it.

  1. Select a server in Multi-viewer window.
  2. Click Connect in Observe Mode, Connect in Control Mode, or Connect in Curtain Mode button in the toolbar.

Add a server to an already opened Multi-viewer window

  1. Drag the Multi-Viewer out of the tab bar to make it a separate window.
  2. Select a connection in Remotix main window.
  3. Drag and drop the connection from Computel List to the Multi-Viewer window.

Remove a server from Multi-viewer window

  1. Select a server in Multi-viewer window.
  2. Press Delete key, or click Remove button in the toolbar.

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Multi-viewer window reference