VLab Best Practices

VLab - Can I install additional software?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 02:20pm

It is not acceptable to install software of any sort, incuding but not limited to: Dropbox, OneDrive Personal, or Google Drive.

Installation of personal sofware can result in your profile for a pool being reset without warning. Access to Dropbox and other cloud resources via their web interface is acceptable.   If you feel software that is required for your course work or research should be installed to a spectific pool, please contact the support email for that pool VLab Support Contact List.

VLab - Where should I save my work?

This FAQ was last modified on: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 03:12pm

You should always save your work in at least two locations.  By default nearly all VLab pools will redirect My Documents/Documents, Desktop, and Downloads to space on Prism. This is also mapped in virtual machines as P:\ drive.You can access Prism from your Windows PC or Mac.  Files related to VLab will be in a vlab folder/directory for your Prism network file space.  Performance is generally best when saving to P drive which is Prism. 

VLab - How do I exit a Session?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 02:19pm

If you have finished all your work, please logout via the Start button for the virtual machine. Individual software packages hosted as Apps should be exited by closing their window.

If you simply exit the Receiver, you are likely only disconnecting your session, and may prevent other users from being able to access the resource.

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