How to create a new workstation


This page describes how to create a new Flaneer Workstation. Before creating your new Workstation, make sure you have a custom Image to use.

First things first, to create a workstation, you need to be an admin of your organization. If you do not see the Instances tab in the left bar, then you are not an admin !

How to set-up a new workstation

Go to your Instances tab. Here, you will be able to click on the New workstation + button. You will now need to enter several information:

  1. Workstation Name: A name for your Workspace. This name must be unique across your organisation.
  2. Workstation Description: The description of this Workspace.
  3. Environment: The environment your workstation will start with. It can be a Flaneer based environment or a custom one. Make sure the environment you choose is adapted for your user's use cases. You can find Flaneer’s pre-made environments in the Library Tab.
  4. Machine Type: The type (i.e. its configuration) of the workstation.

The Base environment and the Machine Type must be compatible for you to choose them. For example, some GPU-based machine type are not compatible with some environments, and vice versa.

How to connect to your workstation

Go to your Instances tab and then to your workstations panel. If your workstation is Turned off, launch it by clicking the Start button. Your Workspace will now enter the Starting… state, and will then be ready for you.

You will also need to update the number of available instance. You can click on your workspace and update its size, following the instructions in What is a workstation group?.

When your workstation is ready (in the Running state), you will be able to access it. You can go to your Workstations page and connect to your workstation:

You session is getting ready and in a few seconds, you should be connected to your workstation.

What are the different states of a workstation?

A workstation can be in different states, and with different values:

  • Running : Your workstation is running and you can connect to it.
  • Turned Off : Your workstation is not running. You can start it or delete it.
  • Starting... : Your workstation is currently starting. You need to wait a few minutes before being able to connect to it.
  • Shutting down... : Your workstation is Shutting Down. You will need to wait a few minutes before being able to start it again.

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