CS VM Farm - Power on or reset VMs


This article provides steps to power on or reset student-assigned virtual machines in the CS VM farm.

Power on or reset your VM

  1. Connect to the campus VPN

  2. Navigate to https://vc.cs.illinois.edu/ui in a browser

  3. Log in with your NetID and password

  4. Input your VM name in the search bar at the top - your course staff will have assigned you a VM, i.e. sp21-cs100-01.cs.illinois.edu

  5. Select the VM from the search results

  6. Select the 'Actions' dropdown menu, navigate to Power --> 'Power On' (or use the shortcut Ctrl + Alt + B)
    • Select 'Reset' if the VM is in an unusable state (or use the shortcut Ctrl + Alt + T)

  7. Give the VM a couple of minutes to boot up, and then connect to the VM
    • Connect to the campus VPN
    • SSH into the VM (i.e. ssh NetID@sp21-cs100-01.cs.illinois.edu)
    • Contact your course staff if you have trouble logging in to your VM

  8. We strongly recommend reviewing the following pages to be familiar with the basics of using Linux:

Keywords:cs vm farm "vm farm"   Doc ID:108475
Owner:Janelle H.Group:University of Illinois Engineering IT
Created:2021-01-20 17:31 CDTUpdated:2022-09-14 10:53 CDT
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