The following demonstrates how to install and use the VMware Horizon View Client from any iOS device. This client allows the user to connect to virtual lab machines that you have been provisioned access to from any iOS device with an internet connection. This information pertains to installing the VMware Horizon View Client version 2.1 from the Apple App Store, which is used by all iOS devices, to download and install applications. There is no cost to install the application. Please note, these instructions are for an iPad running iOS 6.1.3. The images shown will vary between devices and iOS versions.
UMass Lowell only supports using VMware Horizon View Client version 2.1 or higher since it works on any iOS device running iOS version 5.0 or later.
Figure 1 (a)
If you do not know which version of iOS your device is running, go into your “Settings” shown in figure 1 (a).
Figure 1 (b)
Then under the “General” tab, click “About" as shown in figure 1 (b).
Figure 1 (c)
About halfway down the page, you will see “Version.” This is shown in figure 1 (c).
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view any pdf files. It can be download for free from the Adobe website.
There are a few different ways to close a virtual machine. You can either disconnect or log out.
Figure 2 (a)
First, you must disconnect from the desktop by using the “Disconnect” button explained earlier. You will then be brought to the “Recent Desktops” screen shown in figure 2 (a).
Figure 2 (b)
To log out, press and hold until the log off menu is displayed. Then click “Log off” to log off of the vLabs virtual machine as shown in figure 2 (b).