Carnegie Mellon University

VMware Horizon Client (for Virtual Andrew)

Use the VMware Horizon View application to access software remotely through Virtual Andrew. Follow the instructions below to install the application on your computer or mobile device. 

You can also log in through a browser if you are on a Linux computer or don't want to install the application.

System Requirements

Operating System

Version

Size

Updated

Windows 2012 250 MB 3/15/2021
macOS 2012 48 MB 3/15/2021

Windows

  1. Download and follow the prompts to install the VMware Horizon Client.
  2. Follow the prompts to restart your computer, then click Start (bottom left) and then select VMware Horizon.
  3. Click Add Server.
  4. Enter virtual.andrew.cmu.edu for the Connection Server.
  5. Log in with your Andrew userID and password when prompted. Your domain should default to Andrew.
  6. Click the Virtual Andrew option you would like to connect to.

Note: The next time you open the software, log in with your Andrew credentials. The connection server is saved.

Mac

  1. Download the VMware Horizon Client.
  2. Double-click the downloaded installer file and drag the VMWare Horizon Client to your Applications folder.
  3. Open the VMware Horizon Client app.
  4. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
  5. Enter virtual.andrew.cmu.edu for Connection Server.Log in with your Andrew userID and password.
  6. Your domain should default to Andrew.
  7. Click the Virtual Andrew option you would like to connect to.
  8. Log off via the Disconnect button (plug icon).

Mobile Devices

To use Virtual Andrew on your Android or iOS device, follow the steps below.

  1. Install the VMware Horizon Client from Google Play or Apple App store. 
  2. Launch the app.
  3. Enter virtual.andrew.cmu.edu for the Connection Server.
  4. Log in with your Andrew userID and password.
  5. Your domain should default to Andrew.
  6. Click the Virtual Andrew option you would like to connect to.