Accessing the ATC Open Lab through VMware

Information

The ATC Open Lab is available remotely to all students through VMware. This lab pool allows for more robust tools to be run while off campus. For a full list see the article list of software available in the ATC Open Lab Pool

Note: If the special software offered through this virtual pool is not required, please see this article on Accessing The Student Virtual Lab through VMware
Note: Staff members will not have access to this pool. This is for students only.

 

Environment

  • mydesktop.grcc.edu (VMware Horizon HTML Client)
  • VMWare Horizon Desktop Client
  • Windows (7 & 10)
  • Mac OS
  • Android
  • iOS

 

Process

Access Via HTML Client

  • Open your preferred web browser
  • Navigate to mydesktop.grcc.edu
  • Click VMware Horizon HTML Access
  • Sign in with your MyGRCC username and password 
  • Click ATC Open Lab
  • You are now connected to the ATC Open Lab and may access your lab software

 

Access Via Desktop Client

Please reference the Knowledge Base article for Installing the VMware Horizon Client

 

Connecting to the ATC Open Lab (Windows)

  1. Click the Start Menu once the installation process has completed.
  2. Search for VMware
  3. Select the VMware Horizon View Client menu option. This will launch the application.
  4. Click New Server.
  5. Verify that mydesktop.grcc.edu is in the Connection Server field.
  6. Click the Connect button.
  7. Enter your MyGRCC login  Information into the Username and Password fields.
  8. Click the Login button.
  9. Select the ATC Open Lab option. A new window will open and connect you to the virtual desktop.

 

Connecting to the ATC Open Lab (OS X)

  1. Open the Applications directory.
  2. Double-click on VMware Horizon View Client.
  3. Verify that mydesktop.grcc.edu is in the Connection Server field.
  4. Click the Connect button.
  5. Enter your MyGRCC Login Information into the Username and Password fields.
  6. Click the Login button.
  7. Select the ATC Open Lab option. A new window will open and connect you to the virtual desktop.

 

Connecting to the ATC Open Lab (iOS)

  1. Download VMware Horizon from the App Store.
  2. Open the application and enter mydesktop.grcc.edu for the server.
  3. Connect to the newly created server using your MyGRCC Login information
  4. Tap the ATC Open Lab option

 

Connecting to the ATC Open Lab (Android)

  1. Download VMware Horizon from the Play Store.
  2. Open the application and enter mydesktop.grcc.edu for the server.
  3. Connect to the newly created server using your MyGRCC Login information
  4. Tap the ATC Open Lab option

 

Disconnecting from Remote Access

  1. When your work is completed and you wish to leave the remote desktop connection, click the Start menu.
  2. Select the Account button.
  3. Select the Sign out option

Details

Article ID: 1719
Created
Fri 11/20/20 3:51 PM
Modified
Tue 8/3/21 8:45 AM