Cerebrata enables you to add certain kind of resources as favorites (in other words bookmark those resources) so that you can conveniently access these resources directly instead of navigating through the resource hierarchy. Some features related to favorites in Cerebrata are:
Cerebrata is highly customizable. Almost every aspect of the application can be customized according to your preferences. Some examples of customization features available in Cerebrata are:
Cerebrata has this unique feature wherein you can assign a “category” e.g. “Dev”, “QA” or “Prod” to a resource so resources can be grouped together based on their category for easier management of those resources. You can view the resources based on:
When we create resources in Azure, we must follow certain naming convention (e.g., all lower-case letters, max 25 characters, no spaces etc.). Furthermore, sometimes Azure automatically assigns some random names to the resources. All of these make it less user friendly.
Cerebrata has a unique feature where you can assign a friendly name to a resource and then the application displays that friendly name inside the application making it easier for you to manage the application.
For example, we have a storage account named “cerebrata3310” that stores the diagnostics logs for one of our Virtual Machines. We have given that account a friendly name of “Cerebrata VM Logs”.
To prevent accidental deletes and updates, Cerebrata has a distinct feature of setting permissions on a resource. These permissions are specific to Cerebrata only and opens up a resource with specified permissions.
Currently following permissions can be set on a resource:
This is another unique feature of Cerebrata where long running operations like blob uploads, downloads etc. are executed via an out-of-process background tasks so that the impact on the UI from these tasks will be minimal.
Cerebrata can keep these tasks running even after it has terminated so that you don’t have to keep the application running only because these long running operations are executing.
You can monitor the progress of these tasks, view detailed logs collected by these tasks, cancel tasks or even resubmit the tasks if they fail.