Virtual Desktop

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Horizon View Client on MacOS X

Point of contact

Derek Lipiec

Connect using desktop or tablet client

  • Download and install Horizon View client for your operating system from VMWare
  • Add following View Connection Server: virtualdesktop.cas.mcmaster.ca to access Windows 10 desktops used in labs ITB-235 and ITB-236.
    • Add following View Connection Server: virtualdesktop6.cas.mcmaster.ca to access Windows 7 desktops used in lab ITB-238.
  • Establish VPN connection to McMaster
  • Connect to the server using your CAS username and password
  • Select desktop pool

Connect using web browser

  • While a desktop/tablet client provides the best user experience and USB redirection when using virtual desktop, you can also connect using a supported web browser,
    simply navigate to https://virtualdesktop.cas.mcmaster.ca/ and follow instructions.


ITB-236 Virtual Desktop Pool

2 vCPU, 8GB RAM

Software Package Version Description
Windows 10 1607 Operating System
Visual Studio 2015 Microsoft Development Suite
Visio 2013 Diagrams etc
MS Project 2013 Project Management
MPLAB 3.40 IDE used to develop applications for Microchip microcontrollers
CodeVisionAVR 4.19 C Compiler for the Atmel AVR microcontrollers
TortoiseSVN 1.9.4 Subversion client
TortoiseGIT 2.2 Git client
Atmel Studio 7 Software development environment for Cortex-M processor based microcontrollers
Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Neon 4.6.0 Eclipse with GNU ARM plugins
Kiel µVision IDE 5.1 Microcontroller Development Kit
Matlab 2016a Numerical computation, visualization, and programming

Windows 7 Desktop Pool


2 vCPU, 8GB RAM

Software Package Version Description
Windows 7 SP1 Operating System
Quartus 13.0sp1 FPGA design software
LabView 2014 System Design Software, myRIO version
Matlab 2015b Numerical computation, visualization, and programming
Maple 18 and 2015 Numerical computation, mathematics and modeling
MapleSim 6.4 and 2015 System level modeling
Visual Studio 2013 Microsoft Development Suite
Visio 2013 Diagrams etc
MS Project 2013 Project Management
MPLAB 2.15 IDE used to develop applications for Microchip microcontrollers
CodeVisionAVR 3.13 C Compiler for the Atmel AVR microcontrollers
TortoiseSVN 1.8.7 Subversion client
TortoiseGIT 1.8.11 Git client
Xming 6.9.0.31 X11 server for Windows
Kiel MDK 5 Software development environment for Cortex-M processor based microcontrollers
Eclipse IDE for C/C++ 4.4.0 Eclipse with GNU ARM plugins

ITB-235 Virtual Desktop Pool


2 vCPU, 8GB RAM

Software Package Version Description
Windows 10 10 Operating System
LabView for myRIO 2015 System Design Software, myRIO version
Matlab 2016a Numerical computation, visualization, and programming

Notes

Some of the applications (reported so far: Maple/MapleSim 2015 and Autocad 2015) have to be run in Windows 7 compatibility mode.
Copy the shortcut from start menu to your desktop then change its properties.

Changing compatibility mode