Connect to Virtual Labs (vLab)

Return User

Log in to Virtual Labs (vLabs) at virtuallab.utrgv.edu using your UTRGV username and password.

New User

  1. Open an internet browser.
  2. Type in the URL: virtuallab.utrgv.edu.
  3. Click on the connection option you want to use.
    1. Install VMware Horizon Client Application Software. VMware Horizon Clients for Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, and Android allow you to connect to your VMware Horizon virtual desktop from your device of choice giving you on-the-go access from any location.

      1. Select the VMware Horizon Client for your computer or device from the list of Product Downloads.
      2. Click Go to Downloads on the right.
      3. Download and install (a computer restart may be required).
      4. Click Run.
      5. Click + New Server at the top left of the screen.
      6. Enter viruallab.utrgv.edu when prompted to enter the name of the Connection Server.
      7. Click Connect.
        • NOTE: This setting will be retained for future connections.
      8. Log in with your UTRGV username and password.
      9. Click Allow when prompted to share your removable storage and local files.
      10. Click the icon of the application you want to use.
    2. VMware Horizon HTML Access (Internet Browser). Use HTML Access to access your remote desktops or applications when you are using a client device that does not or cannot have Horizon Client software installed on its operating system.  

      1. Check the box if you want to skip this screen and always use HTML Access.
      2. Log in with your UTRGV username and password.
      3. Click the icon of the application you want to use.
        • NOTE: The Navigation and Application planes will open. To minimize the Navigation plane, click the tab. 
      4. Save your files to your computer, device, or OneDrive. 
      5. Close all applications that you are running on the Horizon Connection Server before you log out. 
      6. Click the Open Menu icon on the far upper right of the Navigation plane.
      7. Click the Logout icon (box and arrow) in the menu.
      8. Click OK.
      9. Close the internet browser.

PLEASE NOTE: The VMware Horizon Client application software offers more features and better performance.

Don't want to install application software on your client system? 

Use the VMware Horizon HTML Access User Guide to connect to and use remote desktops and applications without having to install application software on your client system.

To learn more about this service, visit the IT Services webpage on vLabs.