TE-5 Mac Lab

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TE-5 Mac Lab
Changes which will be in effect for TE-5
beginning with the Fall 2013 semester.
Includes information which impacts TE-7 and
TE-10
Jack Wilson
08/16/2013
last update:
December 19, 2013
Topics
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Replacement of PC’s with Macs
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CIS VLAN for TE-5, TE-7, and TE-10
All of the following topics relate solely to TE-5.
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VMware Fusion
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Oracle VirtualBox
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Deep Freeze
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Installed Software
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Usernames and Passwords
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Standard Operating Procedures
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Using VMware on a Macintosh
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Apple wired keyboard
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Apple wired mouse
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More advanced information about VMware Fusion
Replacement of PC’s with Macs
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The CIS Department was awarded a Perkins IPII (intensive program
improvement initiative) grant in the spring of 2012.
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Phuong Nguyen and Kenny Lou submitted the proposal that was
approved.
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The grant calls for a lab of Macintosh computers to support:
◦ Apple Training and Repair Program
◦ New courses based on OS X and iOS 7 (Macintosh OS and OS for
Apple mobile devices)
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The pc’s that were in TE-5 were moved to the A+ program (TE-7)
over the summer. TE-7 will be a dedicated lab. No other courses
will be taught in there (at least for now).
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The macs that were purchased using the IPII grant were set up in
TE-5 over the summer.
CIS VLAN for TE-5, TE-7, and TE-10
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In a discussion which included JoAnna Schilling, Rick Miranda, Lee Krichmar, Patrick O’Donnell,
Carolyn Chambers, Jack Wilson, Phuong Nguyen, and Kenny Lou it was decided:
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to put classrooms TE-5, TE-7, and TE-10 into their own VLAN.
that TE-5 will be a special use room due to a requirement that students in some new courses in
that room would be required to do physical installations (install the OS from scratch).
TE-5 will be a little different than other CIS instructional labs:
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The macs will NOT be part of the Cerritos Domain
Working in the labs will be like working from home
No Z drive
No roaming profile
The admin account will be used for both Mac and Windows (students will not use their student
number and December 19, 2013 of birth)
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CIS is reponsible for building the images and addressing common support issues.
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Internet access will be available
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These actions will not have a signifiant impact on any classes we will be teaching in TE-5.
VMware Fusion 5
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I initially tried to build the Windows 7 virtual machine using Oracle
VirtualBox but ran into the following problems:
◦ connecting an unregistered USB drive
◦ copy/paste and drag/drop operations between Windows 7 and OS X
( pc < -- > mac ).
So… classes using Microsoft Windows 7 will be using a VMware virtual
machine
 This is a fully configured virtual machine that functions every bit as well
as a physical machine. The virtual machine has 4GB of memory and 2
core i5 cpu’s. It runs faster than the machines moved to TE-7.
 Notes:
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◦ USB 3.0 hubs are on order for TE-5. All ports are on the back side of
the system unit and difficult to get to.
◦ These macs do not have a dvd drive
◦ The systems are locked down on the desks
◦ The systems have LoJack
Oracle VirtualBox
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A Windows 8 virtual machine was created in Oracle
VirtualBox.
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This is a stock installation (nothing additional was added)
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This will give students (and faculty) a chance to explore 2 different
virtual machine solutions
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Oracle VirtualBox is free to download and use
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VMware Fusion is usually around 40-50 dollars.
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With our subscription to VMware, faculty and students will be able to get
a 1 year license for any VMware product for free. The license is
renewable (for a student to renew he/she would need to be an ongoing
CIS student).
Deep Freeze
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Deep Freeze is installed on the macs.
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Any changes made to the machine (including changes in
the virtual machines) will be discarded when the system
is rebooted.
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This allows us to give everyone full administrative access to the
machines (faculty and students).
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No more problems with not being able to do something because
you are not an administrator on the machine!
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This freedom was also something that contributed to the decision
to put the TE classrooms into their own VLAN.
Installed Software
Windows 7 x64 EE PC (VMware 5.0.3 virtual machine)
MAC OS X Mountain Lion [10.8.4]
Apple is rolling out OS X Mavericks this fall
Windows 7 EE x64 (DreamSpark)
Apple OS X - Mountain Lion
Microsoft Office 2010 (Microsoft Academy)
Microsoft Office 2011
[ perhaps in the future. We don’t have lienses for this ]
Project 2010 (DreamSpark)
Visio 2010 (DreamSpark)
Deep Freeze
SharePoint Designer 2010
VMware Fusion 5.0.3 education lab install [40 seats]
Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Desktop
(free license key downloaded and activated)
Oracle VirtualBox (open source)
Avast antivirus
Avast antivirus
JDK 1.7.0_u25 x64
JDK 1.6.0_uXX
MinGW (includes gcc 4.8.1) (open source)
Dev C++ (open source)
Eclipse (Java, C++, ADT- Android Development Toolkit)
Eclipse
NetBeans IDE 7.3.1
Xcode (includes gcc - free from Apple Store)
jGRASP 2.0 (new major version) open source
jGRASP 2.0
Apple (iTunes, QuickTime, Bonjour) Bonjour is Apple’s zero
configuration network utility. Especially useful for adding
devices.)
iTunes, QuickTime, Bonjour (built-in)
RAPTOR 2012 (RAPTOR portable also available)
Adobe (Reader, Flash, Shockwave)
Adobe (Reader, Flash)
IE 10, FireFox / Opera (open source browsers)
Safari, FireFox / Chrome (open source browsers)
MyITLab (home pc setup)
Some MyITLab activities can be done using a mac but not simulations
Blue Griffon (open source HTML editor)
Blue Griffon
X-Lite (open source HTML editor)
Real Player / VLC player (open source)
VLC player
Python 3.3 (open source)
Python 3.3
Soft Integration CH IDE (free student edition)
Elby Virtual Clone Drive (open source)
Code::Blocks (open source multilanguage IDE)
NotePad++ (open source language editor)
PeaZip (similar to WinZip – open source)
Usernames and Passwords
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Macintosh (OS X)
◦ username:
◦ password:
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admin
macAdmin2013
Virtual Machine (Windows 7)
◦ username:
◦ password:
admin
[email protected]
Standard Operating Procedures
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Ask students to log off when they are finished working in the
Windows 7 virtual machine.
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If cheating is a concern you can ask students to reboot the Macs
when class finishes.You may also want to check that this was done
before leaving class and reboot any missed by the students.
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To reboot a Mac:
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Students do not need to log off the Mac.
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If there are problems in the lab that you can not resolve, contact
me (Jack) or Kenny for assistance. Patrick Legaspi will be trained in
time to help with the lab but this hasn’t happened yet.
◦ go to the upper left corner of the Mac menu and click on the apple icon.
◦ choose Restart…
Mac Basics
http://www.apple.com/support/macbasics/
This link has a lot of information about using a Mac
Using VMware Fusion on a Macintosh
[ normal initial screen ]
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you can see the Mac
menu at the top of
the screen
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you can see the Mac
dock on the right
side of the screen
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clicking on the dock
or in the space
above or below it
makes the Mac
desktop the active
window
VMware is running (in single window mode)
Windows 7 is running
pc is ready for user to log in
Initial mouse click in the VMware window makes it the active window.
VMware is just an application to OS X and you are just changing focus.
Using VMware Fusion on a Macintosh
[ normal initial screen with user admin logged in ]
• VMware is running (in single window mode)
• Windows 7 is running
• the user admin is logged in
Using VMware Fusion on a Macintosh
[initial screen with VMware window size reduced]
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VMware is running (in single window mode)
Windows 7 is running
the user admin is logged in
the virtual machine window has been resized (using drag handles accessible at
the corners of the window)
The virtual machine window can be resized to allow you to see more of the Mac
desktop
Using VMware Fusion on a Macintosh
[initial screen with VMware window full screen]
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VMware is running (in full screen mode). Notice the Mac menu bar is not visible.
To go into full screen mode:
• from the Mac VMware Fusion menu bar click view / Full Screen
• click the arrows in the upper right corner of the Mac VMware Fusion menu bar
• at the keyboard enter the sequence control + command +F (control and command
are modifier keys – hold them and press the F key.)
To exit full screen mode:
• move the mouse pointer to the very top of the screen and wait a few seconds for the
Mac menu bar to reappear then choose view / Single Window or click on the arrows
in the upper right corner of the menu bar.
• use control + command + F to return to Single Window mode [toggle key]
Using VMware Fusion on a Macintosh
[ single window, virtual machine is suspended]
To enter suspended mode:
• from the Mac VMware
menu bar choose
Virtual Machine /
Suspend
• click on the red button
in the upper left corner
of the Mac VMware
menu bar
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VMware is running (in single window mode)
Windows 7 is running
the user admin is logged in
the virtual machine is suspended (similar to a pc in
hibernation mode)
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To restart the virtual machine, click the play
button
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these buttons are used
similar to the buttons in
the upper right corner
of a window in
Windows.
Red
– suspend vm
Yellow – minimize vm
Green – fill screen
with vm but leave Mac
dock visible
These buttons don’t
display in most of the
screen shots because I
was running the Mac
“Grab” utility
Using VMware Fusion on a Macintosh
[screen with VMware window minimized]
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VMware has been minimized. Click on the VMware icon in the Mac dock at the
side of the screen (the icon looks like two rectangles entwined (one blue, one
red) to restore the window
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Alternatively, an image icon may be placed in the Mac dock below the separator
bar (looks like a bunch of vertical bars). Click on this to restore the window
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There is a configuration setting in VMware that determines the choice you make
– I just don’t remember how I set this up…
Using VMware Fusion on a Macintosh
[ single window – Windows security screen]
• To display the Windows Security Screen, enter the 3 finger salute:
control + option (aka alt) + delete.
• The control and option (alt) keys are next to each other on a Mac
keyboard. On a PC keyboard, the Windows logo key is between them.
Using VMware Fusion on a Macintosh
[ accessing an inserted USB drive]
If you connect a
USB drive to
the VMware
virtual machine
window, you
must still eject
the drive before
removing it
(normal
Windows eject
methods)
• If VMware is currrently running on a Mac and you insert a USB drive,
VMware Fusion prompts you to Connect to Mac or Connect to
Windows
• If you ignore the dialog box the drive will be connected to the Mac.
Using VMware Fusion on a Macintosh
[ single window – Computer Properties dialog]
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If you right-click on Computer (icon on the desktop or in the Start Menu) the
Computer Properties dialog is displayed.
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It shows information about the cpu(s), memory, the “Windows experience
index”, and the activation status of Windows (just like on a physical machine)
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All the same licensing requirements apply to a virtual machine as they do to a
physical machine. Applications may require activation before you can use them.
Using VMware Fusion on a Macintosh
[ VMware video tutorial]
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To watch an introductory video tutorial:
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on the Mac VMware Fusion menu bar click Help / Video Tutorials.
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in the dialog box that opens up click the Getting Started button
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the screen shown above will be displayed
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choose the first video: Intro to running windows in VMware Fusion 5.
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things happen pretty quickly in the video so be ready to pause it so you can
absorb the information.
Apple wired keyboard
The Macintosh wired keyboard looks very similar to a regular pc (ISO standard) keyboard
with minor differences:
• the Windows logo key is replaced by the Apple command key (instead of a Windows
flag there is the Apple cloverleaf).
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the command key works very similar to the ctrl key on a pc keyboard
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the backspace key is not labeled Backspace, it is labeled delete. It deletes the
character to the left of the cursor.
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there is a delete key in the grouping of keys above the cursor keys (along with home,
end, page up, and page down). This delete key deletes the character to the right of the
cursor.
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the enter key on a pc keyboard is labeled return on the Mac keyboard.
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the command key is not between conrol and option (alt) keys.
Apple Wired Mouse
The Apple wired mouse, like the Apple wired keyboard, is a bit different.
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there is no wheel, instead there is a miniature trackball.
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there are no left/right buttons, but you can still left-click and right-click in the
normal way.
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the right “button” is the secondary mouse button used to pop up a context
menu so this works fine with Windows. On older Mac systems with a mouse
with just a single button, you had to hold the control key while you clicked to
achieve a right-click.
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you get used to the mouse pretty quickly.You can move the cursor around by
moving the mouse around or you can use the trackball instead.
More advanced information about VMware Fusion
(not required reading)
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on the Mac VMware Fusion menu bar click
Help / Video Tutorials

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