nottingham.cloud

General FAQ

What is the nottingham.cloud?

The nottingham.cloud is the home to cloud computing services developed by Research Systems Team at the University of Nottingham School of Computer Science in the UK.

What is currently available on the nottingham.cloud?

The only cloud computing service made available at this time is a Linux Teaching Desktop used by some of the School's taught modules, however subject to licenses being available for use it may be used by all Staff and Researchers based in Computer Science and students on Computer Science courses and those doing Computer Science modules.

How can I get access to nottingham.cloud?

If you are a member of staff or student in a category mentioned above you should already have access, if this is not the case then please email vdi@nottingham.cloud and provide details of your association with the School of Computer Science.

Do I need to install anything?

The only supported method of accessing the nottingham.cloud desktops is via a client installed on Windows, Mac or Linux. If you with to just test the service you may access it using the HTML Access link above. Clients are also available for Android and iOS services although at this stage, like with HTML Access, they are not officially supported.

 

After installing the client you will be prompted for the address of the Connection Server, please type: nottingham.cloud

 

VDI Desktop Problems

I'm using a Mac, why do some of my key presses not produce the correct keys?

In most cases this can be solved by turning of International Keyboard remapping in the Horizon client. Please also use the right Alt key with the 3 key to get the hash symbol.

I'm using a web browser to access a desktop, why do some of my key presses not produce the correct keys?

Please use the full desktop client instead. The HTML client may partially work but at this time it is unsupported.

I'm using an iPod/iPhone/Android device, why do some of my key presses not produce the correct keys?

Please use the full desktop client instead. The iOS and Android clients may partially work but at this time are unsupported.

Where can I find general help for the Horizon Client?

You can find the official VMWare documentation pages here.

 

Modules/Courses

Which taught modules utilise the nottingham.cloud?

Currently G51SYS and G51CSF primary use the Linux Desktop for all of the teaching.

Where do I go for module help?

Please speak to your module convener or personal tutor. For conveniance you can find the Getting Started guide for G51SYS and G51CSF here.