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CIRRUS VDI Services Help Guide

Published on February 5, 2023 · Last Updated 3 months 3 weeks ago


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Find detailed instructions on CIRRUS VDI Services.

Service: Request a VDI

Requisites: Cost Center and Activity

Step 1

Connect to and click "Cirrus Log In"


Step 2

At the Login prompt, enter your CHOP username, click "Remember this setting" and Click "Next"

Enter Username

Step 3

Enter your CHOP Password and Click the "Sign in" button

Enter Password

Step 4

Click on Catalog tab (It should be the default when first log in), also you are able to see any virtual machines resources were deployed in our virtualization environment

View Catalog

Step 5

In the Search for Catalog Items field, type "VDI" and Choose "VDI Access Request"

Search for VDI

Or Click to Apply Filter and Select "VDI Services" catalog item in the left navigation pane

Search for VDI

Step 6

Under the Cost Center Information tab, please search and choose your Cost Center and Grant ID. You can search the field by grant owner or grant number or cost center number

Add Cost Center and Grant ID

Step 7

Select grant field going to populate accordingly. Please choose your grant from the drop down menu

Add Grant Information

Step 8

Select the VDI information Tab and choose the type of VDI service requested

  1. Application
  2. Desktop

Choose VDI Service

Step 9

You have the choice to either make the request yourself or on behalf of other users

If this is an On Behalf of Other Users Request, check the box for "On Behalf Of Request" and follow the instructions

Request for Self or Others

Enter CHOP user first name or last name and choose the user from the pop up menu. If you need to add other users please click the x icon to remove the name typed and type another then choose the new user to add to the list – as per the screenshot below

Request for Self or Others

Request for Self or Others

Request for Self or Others

Step 10

Select a VDI application or desktop from the drop-down menu, based on assignment. Check the box for remote access token setup if required

Select Token Set Up

Step 11

Click "Submit" to finish

Click Submit


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