May 2022: Lab Virtual Desktop, Computer Lab, and Classroom Changes

Summer break is upon us and lab and classroom refreshes will soon be underway.

Classroom and Lab Computers

The following lab computers will be removed starting May 25, 2022.

  • Hatch 102
  • Searles 117
  • Searles 128
  • Searles 216
  • Searles 224
  • Hatch Laptop Carts
  • Roux Laptop Carts

If you need any data on these computers please back it up using OneDrive, Microwave or external hard drive before May 25, 2022
If you need assistance contact starr@bowdoin.edu by May 20, 2022.


All other Lab computers will begin replacement or a refresh on May 31, 2022. 
Those responsible for the computer labs will be notified ahead of time as they have in the past.

 

Classroom Computers

All classrooms will be refreshed starting June 15, 2022. This process will remove all data. 
If you need any data on these computers please back it up using OneDrive, Microwave or external hard drive before June 15, 2022
If you need assistance contact starr@bowdoin.edu by June 6, 2022.

 

Classroom and Lab Software

MacOS Classroom/Lab software
Windows 10 Classroom/Lab Software

Lab Virtual Desktops

Data Removal

To prepare for the fall semester all data on the Lab Virtual Desktops will be deleted on June 15, 2022. 
If you need any data on these virtual desktops please back it up using Microwave or OneDrive before June 15, 2022.
If you need assistance contact starr@bowdoin.edu by June 6, 2022.

 

New Lab Virtual Desktops

New Lab Virtual desktops will be built and become available mid July. The existing virtual desktops will stay running until that time. 

To improve performance the following changes will be made. 

    Upgrading from Generation 1 to Generation 2 virtual desktops. 
  • Virtual Desktops will no longer be shared effectively doubling the resources per desktop. 
  • Instead of manual power schedules we will use a new feature called Scaling Plan which gives us the ability to provide more desktops when we need them and power off unused desktops when we don't. 
  • Based on application tracking the only software that will be installed can be found here
    • If you would like to use a piece of software that is not listed in the Virtual Lab environment please put in a request with two weeks lead time here.

Details

Article ID: 137756
Created
Thu 4/28/22 2:28 PM
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Tue 7/26/22 10:09 AM