Connecting via the VMware Horizon Client

Last modified 3/18/2022


VPN is required to access this service. View VPN at Illinois State University for more information. 

  1. Connect to the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client.
  2. Download the VMware Horizon Client.
  3. Install with default options and the View Connection Server is: “
  4. Open VMware Horizon View Client
    • Double click on “
    • Logon with your ISU ULID and password
    • Double click on the VM-Pool you would like to access
      • ITLab-Pool – General use virtual machines
      • ITPersonal-Pool – Faculty/Staff/GA virtual machines
      • Class Specific VM Pool – your instructor will give you the name

Accessing VDI via the web browser

  1. Connect with the Cisco Anyconnect VPN client.
  2. Open a web browser tab and go to
    (recommended if you are using MacOS Catalina)