Virtual Computing Labs

The Office of College Computing (OCC) is now offering access to a Virtual computer labs for instructional purposes. This environment will offer remote access for CEAS students to utilize software such as Matlab and Mathematica. This service provided by OCC is in a beta form and we will be making changes/improvements as needed.

Please Note:

  • This is not a replacement for physical lab services but an adjunct service.
  • In order to maintain this environment, sessions left active for more than 24 hours will be terminated with no notification

Linux Based Virtual Lab

Frequently Asked Questions

Please refer to the NX tutorial to access the virtual server. The login information is the same user name and password as your central login credentials.

No, your session will not expire unless you log out of your account. We will be monitoring sessions for inactivity. Sessions that are inactive will be closed.

You can either SFTP to virtulab.ceas1.uc.edu or you can copy files from  your OCC student file space (Windows File Space used in the OCC Computing Labs). This is automatically mapped for you to your NX Desktop called CEAS_FILES.

How to documentation on SFTP files to your virtual account

No, you can directly connect to the virtual server. Refer to the NX tutorial.

No, but only files relevant to class projects should be saved on the server. We will be deleting all accounts on the virtual server at the end of each term. All files not moved into your OCC files space or saved to your local machine will be deleted without a backup or notice.

When you connect again, your session will continue where you left off. You will not lose any unsaved documents or processes.

Please email ceas-userhelp@listserv.uc.edu or stop by 636 ERC and the OCC consultants can help you.