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  • System Controls menu allows the users (instructors, students, etc.)  to control their lab machines, for example rebooting and shutting down.

LabView

Each machine/device has a System drop-down.

To access the System Access and Machine Commands menu:

From Lab Overview, click the System drop-down in the lower right of the thumbnail.

The following menu items display for Students and Instructors accessing their own systems:

  • Some commands are enabled as part of the lab configuration and may not be available in all events.
  • The table below list each menu item and its description.

 

The following menu items display for Instructors and Assistants accessing Participant systems:

  • Some commands are enabled as part of the lab configuration and may not be available in all events.
  • The table below lists each menu item and its description.

Note:  After performing an operation, it can take several minutes for the system to be accessible again.

Menu ItemDescription
System Access
OpenLaunches the machine in control mode.
View

Displays the desktop of the associated system in View Mode only. You will not have any control of the system.   

Alternately, you can display the desktop of the associated system with full system control by clicking on the click-able image.

Control

Displays the desktop of the associated system with full system control.

Operating System
Restart

Gracefully shuts down machine and powers it back on again.  Any work that you have done on the system is retained. 

Command is enabled as part of the lab configuration and may not be available in all events.

Shutdown

Gracefully shuts down machine. Any work that you have done on the system is retained.

Command is enabled as part of the lab configuration and may not be available in all events.

Power 

Power On

Starts a virtual machine that is not running. 

Power Off

Stops a virtual machine and retains any work that you have done on the system.  

Use the Operating System Power Off option, if it is available to you.

Power Cycle

Powers off a virtual machine and then powers it back on again. Any work that you have done on the system is retained.

Use the Operating System Restart option, if it is available to you.

StateSave®  
Overwrite StateSave®

Stops a virtual machine and saves latest changes to saved state.

User will be prompted to confirm the system should be powered on when task complete.

Revert to Last StateSave®

Stops a virtual machine. Any work that you have done on the system is discarded. The system returns to saved state.

User will be prompted to confirm the system should be powered on when task complete.

Note: Discarding state means you will LOSE ANY WORK that you have done since the last saved state, up to this point.

Revert to Initial State

Stops a virtual machine.  The next time the virtual machine is powered on it will use the initial configuration discarding any unsaved changes.

User will be prompted to confirm the system should be powered on when task complete.

Note: Discarding state means you will LOSE ANY WORK that you have done up to this point.

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