Steps for Remote Access
Before your beamtime starts
On the day of your remote experiment
REMOTE ACCESS TO GM/CA @ APS WITH NX WEBPLAYER
Before you proceed: watch Webplayer video guide.
Avoid using Wi-Fi with NX if possible: speed and display quality may drop.
Do not see any links below? Then, check your credentials.
PRECONFIGURED NX™ SESSIONS FOR REMOTE ACCESS TO GM/CA @ APS
(right-click to download and use with already installed NxPlayer)
Our beamline computers operate under CentOS-7, a free clone of Redhat Enterprise Linux-7.
We use Mate graphical destop as a faster alternative to Gnome3, the default desktop of
this operating system. For the sake of simplicity, other Linux desktops, such as Gnome3, KDE,
Unity, Xfce, Cinnamon, and etc., are not supported.
Shadow sessions establish additional connections to already running remote sessions.
They provide collective viewing/controlling of the same desktop. These sessions are
mostly meant for the GM/CA @ APS staff when there is a need to help users remotely.
Shadow sessions are not recommended for users with slow network connections since
streaming multiple remote desktops may result in a degraded performance. Be aware
that with NxPlayer, after opening the shadow session and connecting to remote
computer, you need to do Ctrl+Alt+DoubleClick (Cmd+Alt+DoubleClick on MacOSX) on
the running session icon in order to shadow it. See this FAQ
for additional details.
SUMMARY OF REMOTE CONNECTION TOOLS
Show my IP
Check my credentials
Check my screen resolution
Check my connection speed
Download automounter templates
Transfer data with Globus Online, bbcp, or FDT
Skype to/from beamlines
Flowchart of remote connection options
GM/CA @ APS is an
Office of Science User Facility operated for the
U.S. Department of Energy by
Argonne National Laboratory
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