Virtual Lab (VLab): LSU Overview


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General Information

The LSU Virtual Lab (VLab) is an online service which allows students to log into a Virtual Computer to access software that is installed in the computer lab. VLab is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

PLEASE NOTE: All VLab desktops excluding Classroom Labs have an idle timeout of 10 minutes. Please save your work EARLY and OFTEN as once logged out, any work saved directly to VLab is unrecoverable. Email work files to yourself, save to a USB flash drive, or save to a cloud location.

 

Download & Install VMware Client

Please ensure that you have the most current version of VMware installed. Outdated versions of the client will not allow proper access to your selected desktop.

Windows: Download Link & Installation Instructions.

Mac: Download Link & Installation Instructions.

Linux:  Download Link & Installation Instructions.

iPad:  Install, Configure and Use the VMware Client App.

Chromebook: Download and install VMware Horizon View app from the Chrome Web Store

 

Open & Launch a VLab Desktop

Windows:  Launch the VLab Desktop (VMware Client).

Mac:  Launch the VLab Desktop (VMware Client).

Linux:  Launch the VLab Desktop (VMware Client).

Chromebook: Launch the VLab Desktop (VMware Client).

 

Desktops Available & Software Installed

VMware View Desktop ArcGIS

  • ArcGIS 10.7, 10.8.1 / Pro 2.8:  
    • ArcGlobe, ArcMap, ArcScene, ArcCatalog, Address Coder, Python 2.7
       
  • Basic Software:  
    • Microsoft Office 2019, Windows Accessories, VMware, XPS Viewer.
       
  • Media Player:  
    • Windows Media Player.
       
  • Web Browser:  
    • Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge.

 

VMware View Desktop Engineering.

  • Autodesk 2022:
    •  AutoCAD, Navisworks, Revit, Recap, Civil 3D, Inventor

 

  • Basic Software:
    • Microsoft Office 2019, Windows Accessories, Matlab R2021a, VMware, XPS Viewer, Ease of Access

 

  • Media Player:
    • Windows Media Player

 

  • Web Browsers:
    • Chrome, Internet Explorer

 

  • Additional Software: 
    • SolidWorks 2021, ANSYS 2021 R1 (NOTE: Professor must grant specific access to use this software), JMP Pro 16, Maple 2021, SAS 9.4, SAS Enterprise Guide 8.3, SPSS 27, AMOS 27, Wolfram Mathematica 12.3, Visual Studio 2019, R 4.04
       

VMware View Desktop Engineering Desktop Legacy.

  • Autodesk 2021:
    • AutoCAD, Navisworks, Revit, Recap, Civil 3D, Inventor
  • Basic Software:
    • Microsoft Office 2019, Windows Accessories, VMware, XPS Viewer, Ease of Access, Matlab R2020a.
       
  • Media Player:
    • Windows Media Player.
       
  • Web Browsers:
    • Chrome, Internet Explorer.
       
  • Additional Software: 
    • SolidWorks 2020, ANSYS 2020 R2 (NOTE: Professor must grant specific access to use this software), Visual Studio 2005, On Screen Takeoff 3
       

VMware View General Desktop

  • Miscellaneous Software:  
    • Cygwin, EndNote, FreeMat, JMP Pro 16, Maple 2021, MATLAB R2021a, SAS 9.4 with Enterprise Guide 8.3, SPSS Statistics 27, SPSS Amos 27, Wolfram Mathematica 12.3, Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise.
       
  • Basic Software:
    • Microsoft Office 2019, Windows Accessories, VMware, XPS Viewer, Ease of Access.
       
  • Extra Software:
    • Acrobat Reader DC, Notepad++, VideoLAN, Python 2.7.6, Python 3.4, Visual Studio 2019, Microsoft Expression, NetBeans 8.2, R 4.0.4
       
  • Media Players
    • Windows Media Player, VLC Media Player.
       
  • Web Browsers:
    • Chrome, Internet Explorer.

 

VMware View General Desktop Legacy

  • Miscellaneous Software
    • Cygwin, EndNote, FreeMat, JMP Pro 15, Maple 2020, MATLAB R2020a, SAS 9.4 with Enterprise Guide 7.1, SAP, SPSS Statistics 25, SPSS Amos 25, Wolfram Mathematica 12.3.
       
  • Basic Software
    • Microsoft Office 2019, Windows Accessories, VMware, XPS Viewer, Ease of Access.
       
  • Extra Software
    • Adobe Reader DC, PowerPoint Viewer, Notepad++, VideoLAN, Python 2.7.6, Visual Studio 2019, Microsoft Expression, NetBeans, Windows Phone SDK 8.1, R 4.0.1.
       
  • Media Players
    • Windows Media Player, VLC Media Player.
       
  • Web Browsers
    • Chrome, Internet Explorer

 

VMware View Desktop KaleidaGraph.

  • KaleidaGraph 4.5:
    • KaleidaGraph
       
  • Basic Software:
    • Microsoft Office 2010, Windows Accessories, VMware, XPS Viewer, Ease of Access.
       
  • Media Players:
    • QuickTime Player, RealPlayer, Windows Media Player.
       
  • Web Browsers:
    • Chrome, Internet Explorer.
       

VMware View P6 Desktop.

NOTE: P6 is no longer available on VLab. If you need access to the software below, please reach out to Office of Engineering Technology Services in Patrick F. Taylor Hall.

  • Miscellaneous Software:  
    • Adobe Reader XI, Desktop Gadget Gallery, Primavera Methodology Management, Primavera Project Management.
       
  • Basic Software:
    • Microsoft Office 2013, Windows Accessories, VMware, XPS Viewer, Ease of Access.
       
  • Media Players:
    • QuickTime Player, RealPlayer, Windows Media Player.
       
  • Web Browsers:
    • Chrome, Internet Explorer.
       

Important Notes & Information

LSU Support & Policy Statements

Service Desk Contact Information

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