Virtual Computer Labs

Available for enrolled students

The service allows students to connect to a virtual desktop in a computer lab to access 40+ software titles from their own device. Students can interact with the desktop as if the data and programs were stored on their home computer.

Beta Test Experience

The virtual computer labs service is currently in beta form. The service is a work in progress, and we are making changes throughout the testing phase. As we work out the bugs, keep in mind that your experience may differ from those who will use the final version.

Configure Device

To use the virtual applications or virtual computer labs, you will need to download the VMWare Horizon Client on your device. Then follow the step-by-step installation instructions.

Windows & Mac OS

  1. Open the VMware Horizon Client on your computer.
  2. Select Add Server.
  3. Type workspaces.unlv.edu for the connection server name. Select Connect.
  4. Use your ACE username and password to log in to RebelApps.

Note for Windows users: Windows 8 and above is highly recommended; however, Windows 7 SP1 will work.


Linux Device

  1. Open a Terminal, and type the command:
    sudo apt-get -y install python-gtk2
  2. Start the Installer with the command:
    sudo sh ./VMware-Horizon-Client-5.1.0-13956721.x64.bundle
  3. Click Install.
  4. After the installation is complete, launch the VMware Horizon Client.
  5. Select Add Server.
  6. Type workspaces.unlv.edu for the connection server name. Select Connect.
  7. Use your ACE username and password to log in to RebelApps.

iOS, Android, or ChromeOS device

  1. Open the VMware Horizon Client on your computer.
  2. Select Add Server.
  3. Type workspaces.unlv.edu for the connection server name. Select Connect.
  4. Use your ACE username and password to log in to RebelApps.

Virtual Environment

Your experience using software in a virtual environment will be different than visiting a computer lab in person. You should consider a few things if you use a virtual computer lab.

Save your work frequently

Save to Y: drive (UNLV network) or Z: drive (home computer)

Print PDF only option

Audio not available

Need reliable internet connection

New session each time (even if disconnected from network)

Popular Virtual Software

Virtual labs have a limited number of stations. Find the lab that will best suit your needs.

ArcGIS
ArcGis
MATLAB
MATLAB
Solidworks
Solidworks

Additional Resources

Technical Support

Contact the IT Help Desk for assistance.