How to Create a New Reservation

The following steps describe how to create a new VCL reservation:

  1. Click the Reservations link at the top of the page.
  2. (after logging in) click the New Reservation button
  3. Choose the application environment you would like to use.
  4. Choose the time that you would like the reservation for. For an immediate session select Now
  5. Select the length of your reservation.
  6. Click Submit (you can go back and edit session times if you need to).
  7. The page will update to show your reservation.
  8. Wait until the Connect button appears which could be 1 to 20 minutes depending on the available resources and the selected environment.
  9. Click the Connect button when it appears.
  10. After you click the Connect button. You will then see a connection information dialog. This dialog will display your reservation details, the IP address of the remote machine and password information for the current reservation. You will also receive confirmation via email from vcl_help@ncsu.edu if you have email notifications enabled under User Preferences. Keep in mind that the information in this dialog will change for each reservation you make.