SPICE | VMconsole Access and Use Guide - UMCST/SPICE-user-info GitHub Wiki

VMware software:

In order to access the SPICE VMconsole, VMware Workstation Pro or VMware Fusion Pro are required(NOTE: "player" versions will not allow connection to vmconsole).

Software can be downloaded at vmware.com, and academic-use licensing can be acquired at no cost for students and staff of UMaine via UM-ACSEC's VMware Academic Program(VMAP) Subscription. Access to UM-ACSEC's VMAP may be requested via [email protected]


Note: In order to connect to the SPICE VMconsole, your network connection must meet one of the following conditions.

  1. If on-campus you must meet one of the following conditions:
    • Connected to Eduroam wireless
    • Have a hardline connection to the UMaine System Network (Ethernet)
  2. If off-campus(or connected to a residence hall network) you must be connected to the UMS Remote Access VPN

Once one of these conditions is met, access to the SPICE VMconsole should be available. You can access the VMConsole via VMware Workstation Pro (Windows, Linux) or VMware Fusion Pro (Apple) with the following steps: 1: Go to File > Connect to Server...

2: Enter the server name: vmconsole.edcp.spicelab.org followed by your AD username and password in their respective fields

- If met with a certificate warning, select "don't show", and then "continue"
  • A successful connection should look like this:


  • To copy text into a virtual machine, select the field you want to enter text into on the VM, then use Edit > Paste
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