Performance Cloud

How to access a virtual machine in Performance Cloud using RDP

Access to performance cloud using RDP

  1. open a web browser and enter the following URL in the address bar: performancecloud.xcellhost.net
    2. Enter your username and password in the login fields and then click on Submit
    3. Create a VM.
    4. Create a network.  Make sure NAT is enabled
    5. Link your VM to the network.
  2. Click on the Rules tab and then click on Add Rule
    8. For an RDP connection, use these settings:
    Source Port: 3389
    Choose destination virtual machine
    Your VM
    Destination Port: 3389
    Click on the checkmark icon
    9. Go on the dashboard of your virtual network and locate your EXTERNAL IP. This external IP is associated with the virtual network and you will need it to initiate an RDP connection to your server 
  3. Open a Remote Desktop Connection from your computer by clicking the start button. In the search box, type Remote Desktop Connection. From the list of results, click Remote Desktop Connection. This window will now appear
    11. Enter the External IP address of your virtual network (step 9) in the Computer field and click connect
    12. Enter your credentials to access the VM 
    13. Accept the certificate errors by clicking Yes and you will be logged in your VM