The IRB provides Windows Virtual Machines in virtual computer pools. These are devided into employee and student pools for licensing reasons.
Note: The virtual Windows 10 Pools are very much exprimental. We make no availability guarantees.
Several means of connecting to the Pools are offered:
- xfreerdp via command line
- Greeter Session on all Pool Computers (named Windows 10)
Pools are reachable via DNS round robin at
- vm-mit.cs.uni-paderborn.de (Employees)
- vm-pool.cs.uni-paderborn.de (Students)
Use your IMT login credentials, prefixed with the active directory indicator:
vm-mit/vm-pool are round-robin DNS entries, and distribute the logins to the various VMs, so it is not always obvious to which actual vm one has connected. Thus, it is advisable to log out properly instead of simply killing the connection. If you find the machine you are connected to is already in use, as displayed on the login screen, you can disconnect and reconnect in hope of reaching an unoccupied VM.
Please note that the Windows VMs may reboot automatically. In addition, reboots happen at 05:00 every night to ensure clean operation and no hanging processes. This will end your session.