To disconnect from a remote server in the Remote Systems view, right-click one of the subsystems displayed under your connection name and select Disconnect, or close the workbench.
If you choose to close the workbench in order to disconnect, it notifies you of any outstanding communications requests. Any tools launched from the workbench which run externally from the Remote System Explorer communications server, such as an external remote editor, are not affected because they have their own communication connection.
You can monitor and change the properties of your connection in the Properties view of the Remote System Explorer perspective. You can change some values such as the description or the server name. Although each Remote System Explorer subsystem maintains its own list of properties, three properties (connected or disconnected, port, and user ID) are shared among all subsystems. If you change any of these properties in one subsystem, the other subsystems reflect the change.
Select a subsystem and check the Properties view to see the shared properties for all of your subsystems. For example, the Connected value is Yes or No for all of your subsystems under one connection. If you have difficulties connecting and disconnecting from the server, see the related link for troubleshooting information.