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How to disable the crosh terminal on a Chromebook
Everything on a Chromebook or Chromebox is accessed by using a url. To prevent users from accessing crosh by either typing in the url or by using the shortcut keys (pressing ‘CTRL+ALT+T’) follow these steps.
Press CTRL+ALT+T to open crosh, look at the URL and copy the part after chrome-extension://
Next open your Google domain management console and go to "Device Management > Chrome Management > User Settings".
Open the desired organisation unit (Tip: this could be at the domain root and you could just remove the setting from being inherited in your admins org unit/group). Then look down the page for the policy setting called "URL Blocking".
Paste or enter into the box "URL Blacklist box" the url address copied from earlier.
To test it, go to on any Chrome device and type in the url "chrome://policy", then click "Reload policies".
Now when you or a user tries to open a crosh terminal tab a message will be displayed saying "Webpage Blocked". This policy change will take a minimum of 30 minutes to apply to the rest of your Chrome devices (dependant on what's set in your Google management console).
How to create an alert in vSphere
Open the vSphere Client.
Step 1: Click on the "File" (menu item) in the vSphere Client".
Step 2: Click on "New".
Step 3: Click on "Alarm..."
Step 4: Click in the "Alarm name: (editable text box)" and type in a name.
Step 5: Then click the "Triggers" tab.
Step 6: Now click the "Add” (push button) and choose a trigger type.
Step 7: I have chosen "VM CPU Usage (%)" and then set the condition and warning percentage.
Step 8: Next click on the "Actions” tab and the press the "Add” push button.
Step 9: Click on and choose an action. I have selected "Send a notification email” and then entered my email address.
Step 10: Then I’ve selected "Once" for the reoccurrence.
Step 11: Click OK and you’re done!