Tutorials

Tutorials

Access eleg-storage drive at home

 

This tutorial explains how to access your aperturescience drive for off-campus use with Windows 7’s network drive mapping functionality.

Step 1: Make a VPN connection with the campus.

Follow UIT’s documentation at https://its.uark.edu/services/network-devices/network-access/vpn.php

Step 2: Connect network Drive

Right click on my computer and go to “Map Network Drive” Put in “\\eleg-storage.ddns.uark.edu\username” in the Folder field. (Replace username with your username; ex: eleghelp@uark.edu. eleghelp is my username.)

Check "connect using different credentials". Click finish and fill in your username like this.

Alternative for any platform.

Download Filezilla ftp client here

Enter sftp://aperturescience.uark.edu

Enter you username and password

Access Citrix from home

Citrix is a joint effort between ELEG/INEG to bring remote software in a much faster environment. Each VM will have 2 vCPUs, 8GB of RAM, and 1GB of GPU. Software installed includes Orcad, Matlab, Quartus, Solidworks, Office, AutoCAD and every other program that will be needed for any ELEG courses. These servers are available for use while on or off campus. Information on connecting to citrix is below.

Citrix Login Page

  • At the top you will click Desktops and then you should see only one solution which will be named  “Foust Computer Lab”. Please click on that and it will ask you to open the link with Citrix Connection Manager.

Citrix Home Page

Citrix Open With Example

  • Click ok and if you wish click “Do this automatically from now on”

  • You will be greeted with a new window. It will ask you if you want to connect your local files. Gie it permission if you wish. Doing so allows you to move back files seemlessly.

Citrix File Access

  • On KUMO access you can setup box access, but please do NOT set up onedrive access as it will interfear with the cadence database.

  • All applications are under the ELEG Apps folder. From there you may use this as any other computer.

Citrix Desktop

  • To connect your L:\ please click FixELEGStorageDrives.bat Under ELEG Apps and it will connect. 
  • When you are done please save your work to L:\, box, or to your local computer and log out. VMs are not guarenteed to save data on the VM Desktop or Documents folders.

 

Access Blackmesa from home

Blackmesa is a Windows Server 2012 R2 application server that is configured for remotely accessing software by ELEG Students and Faculty for homework and instructional purposes. Software installed includes Orcad, Matlab, Quartus, Solidworks, Office, AutoCAD and every other program that will be needed for any ELEG courses. These servers are available for use while on or off campus. Information on connecting to the servers for the three major operating systems is listed below.

If you are using Windows

  1. Connect to the VPN
    1. If you have issues connecting to the vpn please visit this tech article
  2. Open blackmesa.uark.edu/RDWeb/

If you can not connect with the VPN you can follow this tutorial.

 If you are using Mac

  1. VPN Connection – Visit https://its.uark.edu/services/network-devices/network-access/vpn.php
  2. Download the Microsoft Remote Desktop client from the Apple Store - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-remote-desktop/id714464092 (or search Microsoft Remote Desktop)
  3. Put blackmesa.uark.edu as the server
  4. Login using your full UARK email address as the username (e.g. johndoe@uark.edu) and UARK password.

If you are using Linux

  1. VPN Connection – Visit https://its.uark.edu/services/network-devices/network-access/vpn.php
  2. Use http://remmina.sourceforge.net/ or your preferred RDP client available for your Linux distribution.
  3. Use blackmesa.uark.edu for blackmesa
  4. Login using your full UARK email address as the username (e.g. johndoe@uark.edu) and UARK password.

Alternative

We’ve had luck with newer versions of xfreerdp that work n Ubuntu.

  1. Follow the instructions to update the PPAs in Ubuntu or compile in Fedora at https://github.com/FreeRDP/Remmina/wiki
  2. In a terminal type the following (replace USERNAME with your username) “xfreerdp /v:blackmesa.uark.edu /g:eleg-stargate.uark.edu /f /u:USERNAME /d:GACL”
  3. You may save this line into a .sh file to save typing later.

Connect to aperturescience Linux Server

Connecting from a Windows PC

1.Download and install MobaXterm free edition at https://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/download.html
2.Select Session and then choose a session type of SSH
3.insert aperturescience.uark.edu into the Remote host field. You may also put in your username in the specify username. Then hit ok
4.You will be either prompted for your username and password or just your password if you already specified your username. On the next login you can just click on the user session on the left hand side of the sessions tab

Connecting from a Mac

Using SSH and X forwarding

1.Open the terminal
2.Type in ssh -X username@aperturescience.uark.edu
3.(Replace username with YOUR username)
4.Append applications with “ &” (space before ampersand) for a background process

Connecting from a Linux Box

1.Open the terminal
2.Type in ssh -X username@aperturescience.uark.edu (Replace username with YOUR username)
3.Append applications with “ &” (space before ampersand) for a background process
 

This tutorial will show you how to create a direct connect with one of our window servers or your work computer (Graduate students and research undergrads only) using windows 7. If you use a Mac or Linux please see the VPN tutorial (below).

1. Open remote desktop connection
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2. Expand options. Go to advanced tab. Click on settings

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3. Fill in as below:
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4. Click OK. Go back to general tab, enter your computer name or server name and append “.ddns.uark.edu” as above (e.g. Toby would be toby.ddns.uark.edu), and click save as to create the link.
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5. Click connect - if you receive this warning, click connect again
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6. Add @uark.edu to your username and log in
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