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Virtual Labs: Ubuntu 10.04+

Use popular University-licensed software remotely on your personal Ubuntu computer from anywhere with a broadband Internet connection!


Make sure Ubuntu is up to date with all of the latest libraries and patches.

1. Install the VMware Horizon View Client.

Follow VMware's instructions on how to download the client for Linux.

2. Add the Virtual Computing server.

Open VMware View once it has installed, and set the View Connection Server to virtuallab.ucsd.edu

Ubuntu Server

3. Download the VPN client.

Under "Conventional Installation", download and install the VPN client for your operating system. Be sure to set the group to allthruucsd to route all network traffic through the campus VPN. 


Remember that you are responsible for all network activity on the UCSD network. Even though you may be off-campus, you must abide by our Acceptable Use Policy when you are using the Virtual Private Network.

4. Log in and access your Virtual Lab!

Enter your username and password in the next window and leave the Domain to AD. This is the same username and password you use to log into ACS-Webmail and Ted

Ubuntu Log In

Once you've logged in, select the lab you want to access and connect!

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