VLAB 2.0: Mount a USB Drive on Mac OSX

This article will explain how to make a local USB Device available to you in VLAB.


Mount a USB Drive 

1. Launch the VMware Client from your Applications folder or dock

screenshot of the VMware Horizon Client icon

2. Click Continue, if prompted to "Start remote desktop USB and Printing services".

  • NOTE: This step REQUIRES Administrator Credentials to Enable this Service.
screenshot of the Start remote desktop USB and Printing services.

3. Enter your Local Administrative Username & Password.  (This is NOT your MyLSU ID & MyLSU Password.)

4. Click OK.

    screenshot of the VMware Horizon Client wants to make changes; type your password to allow this.

5. Enter vlab2.lsu.edu as the Connection Server, Check the box by Always connect at launch, & Click Connect.

  • If you are off campus, connect to the LSU VPN if you have not already done so, or check to make sure you are still connected. For more information about the LSU VPN, please see this article: VPN / Virtual Private Network: LSU Overview.

screenshot of the Enter the name of the Connection Server:  vlab2.lsu.edu

6. Read the VMware Horizon Terms of Use & Click Accept.

screenshot of the vmware Horizon Terms of Use.  Click Accept.

7. Enter your MyLSU ID MyLSU Password.

8. Select LSU for the Domain & Click Login.

screenshot of the vmware Horizon Login Screen for vlab.

9. Select a Desktop Pool to connect to an LSU Virtual Lab (Vlab).  (To Select: Single-click on the Desktop Pool icon of your choice.)

screenshot of the Desktop Pools Available on the LSU VLab.

10. Click the Configure icon, located on the top-right.

screenshot of the VLab Configure Icon.

11. Select PCoIP for the Connect Via drop-down box.

screenshot of the Connect Via PCoIP screen.

12. Click Continue.

screenshot of the Continue button.

13. Double-click the Desktop Pool. (This will launch the virtual desktop.)

14. Once the desktop has finished loading, move your mouse cursor to the top of the screen & click the USB icon.

screenshot of the USB logo

15. Select your USB device from the list.

screenshot of the List of USB Devices.  Select your USB device from the list.

16. You should see a notification that the device is being installed.  (Located on the bottom-right of your screen.)

screenshot of the Installing device driver software notification.

17. Click on the Start Menu & Select Computer.

screenshot of the Start Menu | Select Computer.

18. Open your USB Storage Device Drive to access your files.

screenshot of the USB Storage Device Drive

  • NOTE:  It may take a while for this storage to show up as an available device.
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