What this article covers
Below are the steps for connecting to the virtual lab either using the HTML client and Horizon desktop client. Virtual Lab (vLab) enables you to connect to your desktop and applications.
Note: Virtual Lab computers are temporary in nature, and any work created in them will not remain on the computer. You will need to save any work to a Microsoft OneDrive account or email it to yourself before disconnecting.
In this article you will learn how to:
What steps to take
Log into the virtual lab using HTML Access
Step 1: Login to the vlab by accessing myvlab.fgcu.edu from your browser and selecting the HTML5 client. (ITS recommends that you choose VMWare Horizon HTML access for ease of use)
Step 2: Accept the Terms of Service
Step 3: Login with your FGCU credentials (use your full e-mail)
Step 4: Once logged in, select the lab of your choice
Step 5: You've successfully connected to the virtual PC lab. If you'd like to use Workday, you can enter https://www.fgcu.edu/workday in the address bar of the AppsAnywhere Chrome browser window that appears upon logging in.
If you have any questions or issues with connecting or utilizing the virtual lab, please contact the FGCU Helpdesk by phone (239-590-1188) or by e-mail at email@example.com
Log into the Virtual Lab using the Horizon Client
Step 1: Logging into the Virtual Lab using the VMware Horizon Client (this method allows the use of USB devices)
To log into the Virtual Lab using the VMware Horizon Client, click on the Horizon Client option on the myvlab.fgcu.edu landing page.
You will then be prompted to install the most recent version of the Horizon Client. Below is a screenshot of the download screen you will see when selecting the Horizon Client option. Download the client based on the operating system.
Step 2: Once you have downloaded and installed the VMware Horizon Client on your personal machine, you will be met with a screen asking you to add a server. Double-click the '+' as pictured below to add a server.
Step 3: You will then need to enter the name of the Connection Server, this is myvlab.fgcu.edu as pictured below.
Step 4: Select 'Connect' and accept the Terms of Service as shown below.
Step 5: Enter in your full e-mail and password as shown below.
Step 6: Click login and double-click the Lab you would like to enter.