VDI/Remote Desktop Guide

If we have private computer at home, but don’t have software like MS Office, Adobe, SPSS and MATLAB on computer, it is recommend to use XJTLU VDI/Remote Desktop.
VDI/Remote Desktop is a platform developed by MITS to provide a virtual personal computer environment supported XJTLU Data Center.

近期,有些员工在家中远程在线办公遇到问题是:员工自己有私人电脑,但私人电脑上之前没有安装工作需要的软件。比如MS Office, Adobe, SPSS and MATLAB,(这些是非常昂贵的专业软件,我校购买的是校园版,只能安装在学校资产的计算机实验室电脑或办公室电脑,私人电脑安装是非法的)。
我们提供了一种叫远程桌面的技术方案(VDI-Virtual Desktop), 缺少软件的员工只要登录一个我校的网址,就可以打开个人专用的电脑桌面环境工作,该个人电脑环境实际上是我校数据中心的服务器在后台支持,该平台平时是支持全校计算机实验室和公共区域的瘦客户机的后台系统,目前非常时期特别开通员工的远程登录。
员工在VDI环境中创建和修改的任何文件需要上传到BOX,因为关闭和退出VDI后,系统不会存储任何个人数据。

Step 1:
Please open VPN for off campus on computer.
If it is first time for you to use VPN for off campus, please follow
https://guide.xjtlu.edu.cn/how-to-access-campus-data-resource-off-campus.html

Step 2: Open https://vdi.xjtlu.edu.cn by chrome or IE

Step 3: Choose “VMware Horizon HTML Access”, enter your account and password

Step 4: For office use, please select “Library” or “printing”, if you have other software requirements, please select “Computer Lab” which support Adobe, SPSS and MATLAB

Step 5: save files on desktop/screen and upload to BOX because any dart/files we created in VDI will be lost after shutdown. https://box.xjtlu.edu.cn


Step 6: Due to limited resources, please shut down the system after use to avoid affecting the other users.
Note: VDI does not provide private storage, please save your data to the box before closing VDI.

Note: If we choose VDI client Step 3:
(1) To choose “Install VMware Horizon Client”, download the appropriate version of your system, you can also use the version we’ve downloaded in BOX: https://box.xjtlu.edu.cn/smart-link/55b032bf-469e-40ba-bd17-2bfcef2d9ef6/

(2) To click “Agree & Install”


(3) To click “Add Server”, enter “vdi.xjtlu.edu.cn”


(4) For office use, please select “Library” or “printing”, If you have other software requirements, please select “Computer Lab”


(5) To save files on desktop/screen and upload to BOX because any data/files we created in VDI will be lost after shutdown. https://box.xjtlu.edu.cn

Note: VDI does not provide private storage, please save your data to the box before closing VDI.

For additional assistance please contact us at IT@xjtlu.edu.cn.