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 ====== Virtual Desktop and Applications ====== ====== Virtual Desktop and Applications ======
  
-As student or teacher you can access our virtual desktop infrastructure. Virtual desktop are pre-configured Windows 8.1 PC with a set of programs you will need to perform your study or work at the Faculty of Computer Science +We use a Virtual Desktop and Applications environment to access applications needed during your exercise hours, study or work @UNIBZ.  
-We are providing desktops in our computer labs and also over the internet.+You have access to a Windows 10 environment with several applications you will be needing to accomplish assignments and tasks.
  
-===== Accessing virtual desktops =====+**To access the Virtual Desktop and Applications:** 
  
-==== PC Labs ====+  * borrow a Notebook for a day in our UNIBZ Library - Notebooks can be used only inside Campus
  
-Virtual desktops are available the PC labs E331/E431/E531 in the E building. To access them just power on a PC and choose+  * use your PC/Notebook or Tablet/SmartPhone - Accessible everywhere 
 +   
 +  * login with your UNIBZ credentials in PC-Labs in your campus  
  
-1) View Client  - VDI Desktop+<note important>If you disconnect the session will run for **15 minutes**. After this time your virtual desktop will be powered off and unsaved work **will be lost**. There is no time limitation if you stay connected. </note>
  
-The VMware View client starts and in a couple of seconds the login dialog will pop upPlease choose UNIBZ as you domain ant type in your username and password.+<note important>You can save your data in the drives E:\\, F:\\, in your Desktop, Documents folder, in OneDrive or in USB supports. The contents of the **Downloads** folder **will be lost** after logout</note>  
 +===== Borrow a Laptop in our UNIBZ Library ===== 
 +You can borrow a notebook for the day in our Library, just go to the info desk with your Student Card and ask for one. The notebook must be given back at the end of the day.
  
-At this point you have access to different resources. You can start your virtual desktop by choosing **Windows 8.1 - PC Labs**. The first run will take a couple of minutes to log you in to your desktop+Keep in mind, the notebooks will only work inside our Campus where there is Wi-Fi coverage.
  
 +The notebooks can be borrowed anytime during the normal opening hours of the Library: Mon.-Fri. 8am-7pm, Sat. 9am-5pm.
  
 +===== Use your PC/Notebook =====
  
-==== Your PC/MAC/Andriod/iOS/Linux device ====+Point your browser at [[https://desktop.scientificnet.org/]].  
 +You can select:  
 +  * Install VMware Horizon Client (recommended) 
 +  * VMware Horizon HTML Access (if for any reason you cannot install the client) 
 +{{:public:scinetvmware.png?400|}}
  
-You can also access the virtual desktops form your devices. Clients for the principal OS [[https://www.vmware.com/go/viewclients|here]]. Apps for iOS and Android can be dowloaded form the respective stores, just search for "VMware View". 
  
-The client needs to be configured to be able to access the desktops. Press the "**+**" button  
  
-{{:public:screen_shot_2015-10-02_at_11.29.17.png|}}+ 
 +==== Install VMware Horizon Client (Recommended) ==== 
 +=== Installation === 
 +== Linux == 
 +  * Download the Horizon Client installer file. The name of the file is VMware-Horizon-Client-x.x.x-yyyyyyy.arch.bundle.  
 +  * Open a Terminal window and run the following command <code> ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libudev.so.1 /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libudev.so.0 </code>   
 +  * In the same Terminal window change directories to the directory where you downloaded the installer.  
 +  * Run the installer by executing <code> sudo sh ./VMware-Horizon-Client-x.x.x-yyyyyyy.arch.bundle</code> 
 +  * Follow the promts to finish the installation.             
 +<note important>You are prompted to allow the installer to register and start installed services after the installation. Allowing the installer to complete these tasks means that you will not need to manually start USB redirection services every time you reboot, and you will not need to manually enable the virtual printing feature.</note> 
 + 
 +  * After installation is complete, specify whether to perform the compatibility scan for libraries that various feature components are dependent on. Log information about the installation is recorded in /tmp/vmware-root/vmware-installer-pid.log 
 +<note>The current client does not allow Local Folders/File sharing on Ubuntu 16.04</note> 
 +== Mac == 
 +  * Download the Horizon Client installer file. The name of the file is VMware-Horizon-Client-y.y.y-xxxxxx.dmg. 
 +  * Double-click the .dmg file to open it and click Agree. The contents of the disk image appear in a Horizon Client Finder window 
 +  * In the Finder window, drag the VMware Horizon Client icon to the Applications folder icon. If you are not logged in as an administrator user, you are prompted for an administrator credentials. 
 + 
 +== Windows == 
 +  * Download the Horizon Client installer file. The name of the file is  VMware-Horizon-Client-x86_64-y.y.y-xxxxxx.exe OR VMware-Horizon-Client-x86-y.y.y-xxxxxx.exe (depending on your OS).  
 +  * Run the installation program 
 + 
 +== iOS - Android == 
 +  * Download and install the Horizon Client from your store (AppStore - Google Play store - Amazon AppStore) 
 +  * If needed read the [[https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info?slug=desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_horizon_clients/4_0 |installation guidelines]] concerning iOS or Android devices.  
 + 
 +=== Configuration === 
 + 
 +The VMware View client needs to be configured the first time it is used.  
 + 
 +Press the "**+**" button 
 + 
 +{{:public:viewnotconfigured.png?300|}}
  
 and type **https://desktop.scientificnet.org** as server. and type **https://desktop.scientificnet.org** as server.
  
-{{:public:screen_shot_2015-10-02_at_11.30.27.png|}}+{{:public:configconnectionserver.png?300|}}
  
-login with your credentials+login with your UNIBZ credentials
  
-{{:public:screen_shot_2015-10-02_at_11.30.57.png|}}+{{:public:inputcredentials.png?300|}}
  
-and choose **Windows 8.1 - PC Labs**+and choose **Windows Labs**
  
-{{:public:screen_shot_2015-10-02_at_11.32.05.png|}}+{{:public:windowslabs.png?300|}}
  
- The first run will take a couple of minutes to log you in to your desktop.  
  
-==== HTML5 access - Unsupported ==== 
-If you need to access your desktops and you don't have the possibility to install the client, you can use a HTML5 compatible browser. This access is offered as best effort, there are some know issues, like you have to use the US keyboard layout and we won't provide support. 
  
-Point it at [[https://desktop.scientificnet.org/]] and choose VMware Horizon HTML access+ The first run will take a couple of minutes to log you in to your desktop. 
  
-{{:public:screen_shot_2015-10-02_at_11.53.33.png?400|}}+<note important>If you disconnect the session will run for **10 minutes**After this time your virtual desktop will be powered off and unsaved work **will be lost**There is no time limitation if you stay connected. </note> 
 +==== VMware Horizon HTML Access (Unsupported) ==== 
 +If you need to access your desktops and you don't have the possibility to install the client, you can use a HTML5 compatible browser. This access is offered as best effort, there are some know issues, i.e. you have to use the US keyboard layout. We won't provide support for this type of access.
  
 Put your credentials and dont'forget to choose UNIBZ as domain Put your credentials and dont'forget to choose UNIBZ as domain
  
-{{:public:screen_shot_2015-10-02_at_11.54.38.png?400|}}+{{:public:htmlaccesslogin.png?300|}} 
 + 
 +Select **Windows Labs** 
 + 
 +{{:public:htmlaccesslabswin.png?300|}} 
 + 
 +<note important>If you disconnect the session will run for **10 minutes**. After this time your virtual desktop will be powered off and unsaved work **will be lost**. There is no time limitation if you stay connected. </note> 
 +===== PC Labs ===== 
 + 
 +Virtual desktops are available the PC labs E231/E331/E431/A518 in the E and A building. To access them just power on a PC and choose 
 + 
 +1) View Client  VDI Desktop 
 + 
 +{{:public:img_1354.jpg?300|}} 
 + 
 +The VMware View client starts and in a couple of seconds the login dialog will pop upPlease choose UNIBZ as you domain ant type in your username and password. 
 + 
 +{{:public:img_1355.jpg?300|}} 
 + 
 +If your desktop does not start automatically with Windows 10, you can start it by choosing **Windows Labs**. The first run will take a couple of minutes to log you in to your desktop.  
 + 
 +{{:public:img_1356.jpg?300|}} 
 + 
 +<note important>If you disconnect the session will run for **10 minutes**. After this time your virtual desktop will be powered off and unsaved work **will be lost**. There is no time limitation if you stay connected. </note> 
 + 
 +===== Using USB or local computer to store and access data ===== 
 +If you are using your personal computer to connect to the Labs, you can access and save data in it.  
 + 
 +on Windows -> Start -> File explorer -> select This PC -> in Devices and drives you will see **Username on PersonalComputerName** 
 +Double click and you will find all the data contained in your personal computer. You can open them, edit them or save new documents in your local computer. 
  
-Select **Windows 8.1 - PC Labs**+{{:public:usb_and_local_pc_resources.png?400|}}
  
-{{:public:screen_shot_2015-10-02_at_11.55.02.png?400|}}+If you do not see the USB drive connect it manually:
  
 +{{:public:usb_connect_mac.png?400 |MacBook Client}} or {{:public:usb_connect_cloudbooks.jpeg?400|Cloudbooks}}
  
 ===== Notes ===== ===== Notes =====
 +If you disconnect from the View client the session will run for 15 minutes. After this time your virtual desktop will be powered off and unsaved work **will be lost**. There is no time limitation if you stay connected. 
  
  
-If you disconnect from the View client the session will run for 2 hours. After this time your virtual desktop will be powered off and unsaved work **will be lost**. There is no time limitation if you stay connected.  
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