CloudLab

CloudLab is a platform that provides remote access to UNT's physical computer labs and virtual labs over the Internet.

Access CloudLab

There are two methods by which you may access labs using CloudLab: using your web browser or using the VMware Horizon desktop application. This tutorial will cover the advantages of each and how to use them.

Web browser

• No client or plug-in to install; simple, one-click access to your lab.
• Especially useful for public computers where you may not be able/allowed to install the desktop client.
• Access to the files stored on your university-provided OneDrive, however no access to the files stored locally on your computer.
• No access to local devices on your computer, like printers or microphones

1. Visit https://cloudlab.euc.untsystem.edu/ in your choice of web browser.
2. Select the right icon labeled "VMware Horizon HTML Access."
3. To sign in, students will use STUDENTS\EUID and employees will use UNT\EUID for the username. Alternatively, you may use your university-provided email address as the username which omits the need for a "domain\" prefix. For students, that username will follow the format FirstLast@my.unt.edu, while employees will follow the format First.Last@unt.edu.

Desktop client

• Access to your university-provided OneDrive and to the files stored locally on your computer via the Z:\ drive
• Access to local devices on your computer, like printers and microphones

1. Visit https://cloudlab.euc.untsystem.edu/ in your choice of web browser.
2. Click the left icon labeled “Install VMware Horizon Client.”
3. On the VMware webpage, click the “Go to Downloads” link off to the right of the product for your platform – for instance, VMware Horizon Client for Windows (not Windows 10 UWP) or VMware Horizon Client for Mac.
4. By default, the most recent version is selected and this is fine for our use. Click the blue “Download” button to start downloading the VMware Horizon installation media.
5. The installation process will vary by platform.

a. Windows

i. Open the installation executable that you downloaded. It’s likely named VMware-Horizon-Client-(version).exe
ii. A standard installation is acceptable for our uses, so review the license agreement and click “Agree & Install” to continue.
iii. The installer will install the application and prompt you if a system restart is necessary.
iv. You should then be able to find the VMware Horizon Client in your Start Menu.

b. macOS

i. Open the installation image that you downloaded. It’s likely named VMware-Horizon-Client-(version).dmg
ii. Review the license agreement and click “Agree” to accept.
iii. A “VMware Horizon Client” image will be mounted and open a new window. In this window, drag the “VMware Horizon Client.app” icon to the “Applications” folder to complete the installation.
iv. You should then be able to find the VMware Horizon Client in your Applications folder.

6. Open the VMware Horizon Client.
7. When prompted for a Connection Server, enter view.euc.untsystem.edu and click “Connect.”
8. You will be prompted to log in. For the username, students will use STUDENTS\EUID and employees will use UNT\EUID. Alternatively, you may use your university-provisioned email address as the username which omits the need for a “domain\” prefix. For students, that username will follow the format FirstLast@my.unt.edu, while employees will follow the format First.Last@unt.edu.

 

Using CloudLab

Selecting your Lab
You will be presented with a list of all the labs to which you have access.  Simply double-click one in order to connect.

Computer Use Policy
When connecting to computer labs through CloudLab, you agree to abide by UNT’s Computer Use policy, just as you would when in a physical computer lab.

 

Need Help? Contact the UIT Help Desk!

The UIT Help Desk is available to support the CloudLab. Click here for support options.