Quick Tip Video: Evolved Office Desktop on an iPad (the settings are the same for iPhone)
This is a Evolve IQ quick tip video on “How to install the VMware View Client for iPad.”
To begin with, we need to go to the App Store. When in the App Store, you want to type in VMware View and you will have the choice for VMware View for iPad. It will bring up the most current version of the iPad install and it is free. Choose “Install.” If you have not already logged into your account with Apple, it will ask you for your user name and password. Once that is accepted, it will download and install the View client, very simple to do.
Once it has been installed, choose the VMware View Client for your iPad, and you’ll have the option of entering in your connection server. Your connection server will be unique for your environment. And I will enter mine in to connect to my virtual desktop. Choose “Connect,” making sure that you have typed it in correctly. Once you are connected, you’ll be presented with entering your user name and password. This will be the user name and password that you are provided by your group administrator to access your virtual desktop.
Making sure that you choose the domain in which you are accessing. Click “Done,” making sure that you’ve entered in your password correctly. Once your credentials have been accepted, you will be able to choose your VDI, which has been presented to you. In my case, I have three and then I will choose the EIP-VDI. When you are presented and connecting with your VDI, you get a quick help on how to navigate with the touch screen and adjusters that are necessary to actually use your VDI. One tap of the finger is a click.
The secondary click is two taps of the finger. Dragging is hold one finger and then drag, and then the keyboard. If you wish to have the keyboard appear, you need to use three fingers in the area that you wish to type to bring up the keyboard. You can close this by clicking Done, and then you are presented with your desktop.
At the very top, you’ll have help, disconnect, keyboard, and some other features that are available to you. Under “Options,” you can change your display resolution. You can change the type of mode, the touchpad sensitivity, touchpad, and drag left-handed mode for those of you who need that, and show gesture on the Start Menu.
You have a touchpad available to you, just as you would a laptop, and you can use it to navigate around and then open things up. By choosing this and choosing your keyboard, your keyboard will automatically appear. As before, you can also use the three finger tap to have the keyboard come up as well.
Under this menu, you also have the capability of some of your control keys and arrow keys that you would normally have. So for control, we have your Shift Delete, your F1 thru F12, your Control, Alt Escape. And then back to your arrow keys, which will take you to PageDown/PageUp, Home, and then we can go to your Control which would be your F keys again.
Under here, as well, you have the option to disconnect. By choosing “Disconnect,” you will disconnect and terminate your session with your virtual desktop, and this is how you will need to actually disconnect from your VDI. The other option, it would be to click the Start Menu and choose to Restart or Log Off Your Machine, which would recycle your virtual machine and terminate the session as well.
So let’s go to the web. Click Internet Explorer, and you’re now at Google, and let’s do a search for Evolve IP. And here, you’re now at our website which provides you all sorts of information concerning Evolve IP, customer support, and information about the services we provide.
This has been a Quick Tip video on how to install your VMView Client on an iPad for access for your virtual desktop.