Virtual Lab

Engineering Virtual Lab Use Guide

The Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is an application portal that will allow authorized users to access individual applications available in the College of Engineering.  Fall 2017 is the beginning of a pilot program to make Matlab available to all Engineering students via the VDI portal.  The VDI application will have access to your Engineering home directory as well, so that your work can be stored in your designated H: drive.  This should allow you to work on projects in computer labs or via VDI without carrying your files with you.

VPN/2Factor Setup (required for off campus access)

VDI Access via Web Browser

VDI Access with Citrix Receiver Application

VPN/2Factor Setup (required for off campus access)

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2factor 

Register for Auburn 2Factor authentication from http://auburn.edu/oit/2factor

download vpn 

Next download the VPN client from http://auinstall.auburn.edu

    • Logon to auinstall with your username and password then choose the Cisco Anyconnect VPN client for your operating system or device
      • Once downloaded and installed you’ll run the VPN client. The address for connecting to the vpn is auvpn.auburn.edu 
      • Select the security group as 2FACTOR from the list in the Cisco Anyconnect VPN client
      • Enter your Auburn username and password to connect
      • After connecting you’ll receive a DuoMobile 2Factor authentication prompt.  
      • Accept the DuoMobile request


VDI Access via Web Browser

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detect receiver 

  • After accessing our VDI page you will be prompted to detect and install the Citrix Reciever.

install receiver 

  • Download and install the Citrix Receiver on your computer

vdi login 

  • Then you’ll logon with your Auburn username and password

Citrix apps 

  • Choose the lab application from the list of available applications under the "Apps" tab

engineering apps 

  • We have groups of applications listed for Office, Engineering, and Simulation. Choose from one other groups or search for the application of your choice

matlab start 

  • For example choose Matlab as an application to launch by clicking on the icon of Matlab and wait for the application to start

matlab running  

  • Once launched the application will show up on your computer and will be available to use.  In the file menu you will have access to your local computer hard disk as well as your engineering H:\ drive

VDI Access with Citrix Receiver Application

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activate receiver

  • Follow the instructions above to login to the Engineering Virtual Lab
  • Then click on your username in the upper right-hand corner of your browser
  • Click Activate and download the Citrix Provisioning file

receiver provisioning

  • Open the "receiverconfig.cr" file 

store provisioning

  • When prompted add the "Store Service"

receiver login

  • Login with your Auburn username and password

receiver apps

  • After login click the "Apps" tab and select an application from the available software list

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Last Updated: Aug 23, 2017