There are two ways to interact with the departmental VMWare cluster, one using a native Windows client, and the other using a Adobe Flash-based web page. You will need to be connected to the CSIT network via the VPN connection before either of these methods will work.
YCCC operates a virtual private network that will allow you to work with computers on the Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT) network. This network is seperate from the rest of campus, and cannot be used to communicate with computers on other parts of campus.
CS and IT majors, as well as any students taking CIS, NET, or WEB courses are welcome to use the VPN service.
There are three ways to connect to the CSIT network remotely (via a virtual private network [VPN] connection). The first method is the preferred method:
This method is only usable for Microsoft Windows users.
This method should work for a variety of operating systems, including Macintosh OS X users. For Windows users, the process uses both Adobe Flash and Microsoft Active X.
Several third-party clients interoperate with the department's VPN system (a Cisco ASA firewall). One option is OpenConnect (http://www.infradead.org/openconnect), There is a Windows port of the software called OpenConnect-GUI (https://github.com/openconnect/openconnect-gui/wiki). OpenConnect has been tested with our VPN servere, but is not officially supported by YCCC, so you are on your own to configure it.