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The FIB offers the service of a virtual computer that can be used remotely with the same services than the laboratory ones.

This service is accessible here:

How to use

Aulavirtual is a solution of desktop virtualization based on RAVADA software and developed in the UPC as a free software. It provides the user with a personal virtual desktop that is executed on the remote server independently on the connection device(computer with Windows, OS X or Linux) .

This service is aimed to all students and PDI of the FIB.

Right now, the service "aulavirtual" contains the available Linux and Windows image on the laboratories.


How many instances can I demmand?

Only one for every avaliable image.

How much time will my image be avaliable?

Your instance is volatile, that means it will be destroyed once the console is turned off. That means changes get lost between reboots. The console will be erased if it registers no activity in 12 hours. Remember to save your data in extern devices or in the net.

Desktops will be periodically restarted to their initial state from the server, losing all the data not saved in the net.

Where can i connect?

You can connect to the service from home using the VPN service of the UPC, UPCLink.  Here you have information on how to access and set up the service in your computer: UPCLink. It is not possible to connect from the laboratories.

Which software do I need to connect?

To connect to the Aulavirtual environment, a computer with Windows, OS X or Linux is needed. Install Virt-viewer (Windows and Linux) or RemoteViewer (OS X). This viewfinder will allow us to capture remotely the screen of our instance in our computer. If we install the USB drivers , we'll be able to share devices remotely.

Client virt-viewer installation on Windows

Download the viewfinder Virt-viewer and the USB drivers for 32 or 64 bits, depending on the system:

Once you access Ravada and click "View" to open the virtual desktop, you'll only have to tell de navigator to always open this kind of files with virt-viewer.

Access to the service

Connect to the URL and login with our UPC credentials:

Pantalla de login del servei Aulavirtual

See the avaliable templates.


Click on the button "Inicia".


If we click "veure", the navigator will ask us to open Virt-viewer.

El navegador ens demana obrir l'apliació externa virt-viewer

And it will open with the remote console.

Consola remota al virt-viewer

How do I get out of the viewer?

The key combination is SHIFT+F12. If you check the upper part of the window, you will see a menu with many options.

Menu superior del visor virt-viewer

I get a black screen and a cursor. What's up?

Linux graphic mode with problems

Linux Session X probably did not boot properly. We can restart the graphical interface like this:

  • Let's go to the text console with the key combination Ctrl + Alt + F1
  • We are now logged in with our credentials, and you have to put text mode
  • Type:super xrestart restart (This command will restart the graphical interface and open it automatically)
  • Text console in Linux

 I get the message "No se puede establecer una conexión ya que el equipo de dedestino denegó expresamente dicha conexión"

Connexion not allowed

Connexion from laboratories are not allowed. You can get more info in the Where can I connect? section.

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