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The CloudShell Grain

The CloudShell grain allows to integrate Torque with Quali CloudShell. CloudShell blueprints are treated as assets in Torque. This integration allows to extend Torque capabilities to manage physical resources.

When launching an environment in Torque with the CloudShell grain, Torque will start a sandbox in CloudShell with the same duration. If the Torque environment is extended the CloudShell sandbox will be extended accordingly. And when the Torque environment ends the CloudShell sandbox will be terminated as well.

Note that to use the CloudShell grain it's required to have a healthy CloudShell instance and to properly configure the integration. For details, see Self-Managed Quali CloudShell.


The 'path' property of the source section should reference the CloudShell Blueprint name. Please see the grain source for more details.


The agent needs to have direct connectivity with the self-hosted CloudShell instance. Please see the grain agent for more details.


Similar to blueprint inputs, the CloudShell grain input allows you to reuse the same CloudShell Blueprint in different ways. Inputs provided to the CloudShell grain are used when launching the CloudShell Blueprint. We recommend using Torque's auto-discovery capability to quickly model your CloudShell Blueprint within Torque including all defined inputs.


kind: cloudshell
store: local_cs_assets
path: cs_bp
- input1: '{{ .inputs.input1 }}'
- input2: '{{ .inputs.input2 }}'
- input3: 'some value'


Drift, Update, Auto-Tagging and Outputs are currently not supported for by the CloudShell grain. And also Unlimited environments not supported by the CloudShell grain.