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connect to multiple servers at once

Last post: Sunday, March 22, 2015 11:36 PM by Alex, 16 reply

 
Thursday, June 27, 2013 3:44 AM - Benjamin

connect to multiple servers at once

 
Hi
Is there a way to connect to multiple servers at once?
I need to run the same command on 10 servers, so far I opened 10 tabs and connect one by one then run the command.
Is there a way to do ssh <user>@server1;server2;server3 ... then Xshel will connect to all the server in different tab?
Thank you

PS Xshell is great!!

Program Ver. : Xshell 4
Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:32 PM - Support

Re: connect to multiple servers at once

 
One way to do it by using the Session folder and the compose bar.

First, in the Sessions dialog box, create sessions for all hosts and save them in a folder. Right click on the folder and select Open All Sessions in this folder. This will open all sessions saved in this folder.

Then, select View > Compose bar. This will open the Compose bar on the bottom of Xshell. Enter the text in the Compose bar and press enter. Text will be forwarded to all open tabs.

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Saturday, June 29, 2013 11:57 PM - Benjamin

Re: connect to multiple servers at once

 
Hi
I know this method but this is really long ...
if you have 10 sessions you have to first create 10 new sessions.
If the next time you have an other 10 ....

I though that may be I could do it with a batch file with option --new-tab, but it didn't work.

So far it's the only functionality that is missing for me on Xshell :)
Thank you
Sunday, June 30, 2013 5:15 PM - Support

Re: connect to multiple servers at once

 
Thank you for the suggestion. Have you considered server side solutions like pssh?

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/execute-commands-simultaneously-on-multiple-servers-using-psshcluster-sshmultixterm.html



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Sunday, June 30, 2013 10:33 PM - Benjamin

Re: connect to multiple servers at once

 
Yes, for the same result I use chef and knife.
but some times I really need to connect one by one :)
Thank you anyway
I'm going to try an other aproach
It would be much apriaciated to have that in Xshell sp :)
Sunday, June 30, 2013 10:35 PM - Support

Re: connect to multiple servers at once

 
Actually we had some discussions about this feature today. We will see how we can incorporate this feature in Xshell. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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Monday, July 1, 2013 1:14 AM - Benjamin

Re: connect to multiple servers at once

 
Awsome!
Thursday, October 31, 2013 2:17 AM - Benjamin

Re: connect to multiple servers at once

 
Hi
Do you have an ETA on this feature?
Thank you
Benjamin
Thursday, October 31, 2013 11:12 AM - Support

Re: connect to multiple servers at once

 
Hi Benjamin,

For now, we do not have a set date yet. You can always send us an email at support@netsarang.com to check for status.

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Sunday, May 4, 2014 5:21 AM - Benjamin

Re: connect to multiple servers at once

 
HI
I'm testing the Beta for Xshell 5 and so far so good.
Was this functionality added yet?
Regards
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 2:27 AM - Support

Re: connect to multiple servers at once

 
I see that this feature is on the next queue. Our team will add the feature in the next few release cycles.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 7:28 AM - benjamin

Re: connect to multiple servers at once

 
HI
Was it added? I couldn't find it in the guide
Thank you
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:34 PM - Support

Re: connect to multiple servers at once

 
Sorry for the delay. There has been a delay to add this feature. I have requested this feature again and it has been added to the next development cycle. Release cycle is about 3 weeks. Our developers will start working on this feature in the next few weeks and contact you if they have any questions.

Thank you for your patience.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:20 PM - Benjamin

Re: connect to multiple servers at once

 
No Problem

The company I work in finally bought Xshell and this was part of my selling pitch :)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:26 PM - Support

Re: connect to multiple servers at once

 
Awesome! We are so happy to support your business!


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Sunday, March 22, 2015 1:54 AM - Benjamin

Re: connect to multiple servers at once

 
Hi
I see that the feature was added, awsome :)
could you point me the the guide to use it?
Regards
Sunday, March 22, 2015 11:36 PM - Alex

Re: connect to multiple servers at once

 
I am just XShell user.
I actively use this feature:
Menu File - Open
select several connections in Sessions dialog with Shift+mouse or Ctrl+mouse
click Connect button

This is nice!