VMware Plugin Installation on Mac OS

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VMwarePluginInstallationonMacOS
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VMWareforMac....................................................................................................................................................................1
MozillaFirefox........................................................................................................................................................................1
VMWareforMac
TheASMvLabusesVMwareremoteconsolesoftwaretopresentavirtualmachinedesktopthroughabrowser.On
MacintoshcomputersVMwareWebConsoleonlyrunsinFirefoxorChrome.Additionaltechnicaldetailcanbefound
here.
BeforeconfiguringyourMacintoshtousethevLab,considerupdatingyouroperatingsystemtothelatestversion.The
upgradeisfreetoinstallonallmacsrunningOSX10.6(SnowLeopard)orlater.Therearemanyperformanceand
securitybenefitsinrunningacurrentversionsuchasbrowseraccesstoUNMOneDrive.Moreinformationabout
installingthecurrentOSXreleasecanbefoundviatheAppStoreorhere.
VMwarerecommendsrunningthelatestversionsofFirefoxandChrome.ASMtechniciansrecommendFirefoxover
ChromeforanumberofreasonsincludingmorerobustsupportforJava7.Additionaltechnicalinformationcanbe
foundhere.
MozillaFirefox
1. DownloadandinstallthelatestversionofFirefoxfromhttps://www.mozilla.org
2. ThevLabwebconsoledependsontheproperinstallationofAdobeFlash.Usethislinktoinstallthelatest
versionandconfirmfunctionality:http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html
*Note:theFlashplug-inwillregisteras“ShockwaveFlash”inthelistofFirefoxadd-ons.
3. SetFirefoxtoallowpop-upsforunm.eduthroughthePreferencespage.
4. SelecttheContenttabandclickExceptions…
5. Addthe“unm.edu”domaintothelistofallowedsites.
6. LaunchFirefoxandbrowsetohttps://64.106.58.114/902
7. Awindowwillpopupthatsays“ThisConnectionisUntrusted”
8. Expandthe“IUnderstandtheRisks”sectionandclickAddException…
9. Whenprompted,clickConfirmSecurityException.
10. Waitfor30–60secondsandyouwillreceivea“SecureConnectionFailed”message.Thisisnormal.
11. NavigatetothevLab:www.mgt.unm.edu/vlab
12. LocateyourcoursefromthetableandclickonthecorrespondingvLablink.
13. LoginwithyourUNMNetIDandpassword.YoushouldbeabletointeractwithyourVMconsolesnow.
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