What is Virtual Votey?

The College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences has partnered with Enterprise Technology Services to provide a virtualized environment for students to run all applications required in CEMS courses. This environment is called Virtual Votey as it provides access to applications that were previously only avalable in physical comptuer labs in Votey Hall.

Virtual Votey is a Virtual Desktop Environment (VDI) that provides access to a full Windows environment from almost any device. Additionally, any application that is required by a CEMS course comes pre-installed so students do not need to install applications on their own computer. (Students who wish to install CEMS applications on their own computer can do so at https://software.uvm.edu)

Should I Use Virtual Votey?

Virtual Votey is intended to provide adequate computing resources for students who either have an underpowered computer for their course work or for those who have a laptop that is incompatible with the required applications. As many of our applications are Windows-only, Virtual Votey provides a great solution for students who wish to use a Mac as their primary computing device.

How Do I Access Virtual Votey 

Virtual Votey is available from anywhere with an internet connectiong. It requires users to have Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) set up on their UVM account before it will let them log in. If MFA is not configured, an 'access denied' error will appear when trying to log in. To set up MFA on your account, follow this guide: https://www.uvm.edu/it/kb/article/duo-multi-factor-authentication

To connect to Virtual Votey from your Mac or Windows PC, follow this guide: https://www.uvm.edu/it/kb/article/vmware-horizon-client

Virtual Votey Tech Information

The technical specs of Virtual Votey are:

  • Windows 10 (version 21H1)
  • 4-Core CPU
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 1 GB dedicated GPU (NVIDIA GRID)
  • 10 Gbps Network
  • 150 Available Machines

CEMS Simulations VDI Pool

Recently, a new VDI pool has been set up for seniors to use in their Senior Experience in Engineering Design (SEED) projects. This pool is restricted to a much smaller number of machines than Virtual Votey but has increased performance and longer timeout times. The specs of this pool are:

  • Windows 10 (version 21H1)
  • 8-Core CPU
  • 32 GB RAM
  • 2 GB dedicated GPU (NVIDIA GRID)
  • 10 Gbps Network
  • 8 Available Machines