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VMware Horizon for iPad & iPhone Setup and Use


The VMware app allows user to access Brockport's virtual lab (Vlab). Download the VMware app for iOS devices from the App Store.

If you are not connected to a brockport server you will need to follow the directions of setting up OpenVPN by clicking on this link: OpenVPN iOS Client Install

Notes: VMware is a free App.

External Keyboards

Notes: Supports iPad Keyboard Dock and Apple Wireless Keyboards (BlueTooth)

1) The iPad Keyboard docks are automatically detected by VMware but to use a Wireless / BlueTooth Keyboard you must:

  • First pair the device with the IOS Device.
  • Once paired make sure onscreen keyboard in split keyboard mode is turned off.
  • To make VMware detect keyboard you tap on the screen with 3 fingers at same time or tap the keyboard button in the interface tools.
  • After a Wireless/ BlueTooth keyboard is detected you cannot use the Tools or 3 finger tap to display onscreen keyboard. You must deactivate external keyboard by pressing its Eject Key.

How to download VMware and using it with VLab

1) Log into the App store from your iOS device.

2) Tap the Search bar and type in VMware

3) Now tap “FREE” to install VMware Horizon.

4) Go to your iPad or iPhone's home screen and tap Horizon to open the app.

5) If the app is newly installed, it will immediately prompt you to set up a server. Enter “” as shown where it says Server Address, then tap Add Server.

6) Next, enter your NetID and password where it says username and password.

7) Tap “Login”.

8) Tap “SUNY Brockport Virtual Lab”

9) Congratulations: you have successfully logged in.

Recent Connections

1) Once you have added a IP address / Host name you will have a Recent Connection Page, and a Servers page.

2) This will save all the information you have gave in the previous steps.

3) Removal of a Recent Connection: You can remove a Recent Connection by just holding your finger down on the one you would like to remove and click on the X button on top of it on either of the two pages mentioned in previous steps.

4) You can also change the Username and WIN by going to the Server page and holding your finger down on the server you want to change. Then click edit.

Note: The server page is also how to create new connections after you create your first one. You can have more than more server on your server page.

Note: When setting up a connection it will automatically save your user name. This way you can delete that username so that it will have to be manually put in every time.

How to use VMware Features

Notes: This is some information on the tool bar as shown below

1) When you are already connect you will get a screen like one below. Click on the middle circle to see all the tool options available.

Middle Circle:


2) The first tool is settings bar, brings you to a bunch of settings you can change.

3) The second tool is direct mouse, instead of tapping where the mouse goes this tool allows you to hold your finger down and slide mouse around.

4) The third tool is a keyboard.

5) The fourth tool is the control keys.

6) The fifth tool is to Disconnect from the VMWare Connection

7) The last tool is just a help tool.

Documentation reviewed on 7/20/2015 by ssmit20.

vlab/ipad-iphone.txt · Last modified: 2015/07/20 14:32 by ssmit20