RAS Management Portal user interface

All navigations in the RAS Management Portal start from the sidebar on the left, which lists management categories. The Site category is selected by default.


The following table lists all available categories that can be managed in the RAS Management Portal. The Root Administrator can see and manage all categories. Administrators of other types (Power, Custom) may need permissions to see a particular category.


Displays the current Site overview.


RAS infrastructure management, including RD Sessions Hosts, VDI, Gateways, Connection Broker, etc.


Session management.


Publishing and published resources management.


RAS Performance Monitor.

Site Settings

Connection, authentication, FSLogix, Universal printing and scanning.

Help and Support

Help and support.

Farm Settings

Displayed at the bottom of the sidebar on the left, this category manages global Farm settings, such as Administrators, Mailbox, Licensing.

Each category is described in detail later in this guide.

Admin permissions

Some categories and actions in the RAS Management Portal may not be viewed or allowed depending on the Admin permissions configured in the desktop RAS Console. For the information about how to configure administrator permissions, please refer to the Parallels RAS Administrator's Guide. In the guide, look for the Administrator Account Permissions topic. The guide is available on the Parallels website at https://www.parallels.com/products/ras/resources/.


Some categories have subcategories (namely Infrastructure and Site Settings). When you selected a category, the right side of the RAS Management Portal may include one or more additional panes where you can select a subcategory.

Some components have their settings and information grouped by functionality (e.g. General, Properties, Sessions, etc.). When you view component properties, a navigation bar is displayed in the middle allowing you to browse these settings. When you select an item in the navigation bar, the settings are displayed in the right pane.

As you select categories, subcategories, individual items, a breadcrumb trail is displayed at the top of the page to show where you are. To take one or more steps back, click a link in the trail.

Page header items

The page header includes the following items:

  • The Farm and the current Site names. If you have more than one Site, you can select one from the drop-down list. The RAS Management Portal will switch to that site allowing you to manage the Site components.

  • The "User" icon is a drop-down list with the following items: Current user name (e.g. Administrator); About (opens the About dialog); Give feedback (takes you to a web page where you can give feedback to Parallels); Configure Management Portal, Logout (logs you out).

  • Apply All Changes: This button applies changes that you've made in the RAS Management Portal to Farm components. When you create or modify components and objects, the changes are not applied to Farm components automatically and don't have any effect on the Site or Farm. When you click the Apply All Changes button, the changes are applied across the Farm or Site. Note that you shouldn't always click this button every time you make a change. If you are working on a task that requires multiple changes in different areas, complete all of them and then click the Apply All Changes button, so all changes are applied together.


When you open a view where you can modify some settings, the view is normally read-only. To enable editing, click the Edit button in the upper right-hand corner. The button name changes to Save. When done editing, click Save. To discard the changes, click Cancel.

Please note that an object that is opened for editing by an admin cannot be edited by another admin at the same time. If you try to enable editing for such an object, you will get an error with the name of the admin who has the object locked.

Edit toolbar

Some views (specifically lists) have a toolbar in the upper right-hand corner from which you can execute actions. To see a toolbar item name, hover over it with the mouse. The standard items (icons) on the toolbar are the following:

  • Show filter: Specify a filter to show only the entries that match it.

  • Select columns: Select table columns to display or hide.

  • Add: Add a new entry. For example, add a new Gateway or RD Session Host, etc.

  • Refresh: Refresh the view.

  • Ellipsis: The ellipsis menu may have different items in different types of views. Some items have a corresponding toolbar items (e.g. Add, Refresh).

Other items may be present depending on the view you are in. For example, Show running processes and Show sessions.


When you add a component to a Farm, a wizard usually opens which takes you through a series of pages where you specify component settings and options. A wizard has the usual Next and Back navigation buttons, and the Cancel button that closes the wizard and cancels the operation.

Clicking some menu and navigation bar items brings up a modal dialog. These are usually items that require you to confirm an action or enter additional information.

Object properties views

All objects (components) in the RAS Management Portal have properties. To view these properties, you select a category and a subcategory and click the object name in the list. This opens a view where object properties are displayed with its own navigation bar from which you can configure the object, perform actions. and view additional information.

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