MSDN and TechNet virtual labs are hosted using a hybrid cloud consisting of Windows Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure. Launching these labs will start a client application based on .NET. Detailed system requirements are listed below.
Operating System Requirements
You must be running one of the following operating systems.
The .NET Framework 3.5 must be installed on the machine.
holLaunchPad Online is deployed using ClickOnce technology. Any browser supporting ClickOnce is supported. The following browsers have been tested:
The minimum screen resolution supported is 1280x800, otherwise lab content may be clipped off the screen.
holLaunchPad Online will configure CredSSP settings required for connectivity to Hyper-V virtual machines. This requires one of the following:
To connect to running virtual machines, you may be required to meet the following requirements.
Requirements may vary from company to company and from session to session. Please check with your system administrator on this requirement if launching from a corporate network.
|First run instructions|
|For more help|
Try our support site, at https://portal.holsystems.com/support.
Support can also be contacted at Support@holSystems.com.
|Frequently Asked Questions|
Q. I clicked the launch link, a file appeared in my web browsers recent download, and when I launched I received an error.
A. Check that you are using a supported browser configuration as described in Browser Requirements above.
Q. holLaunchpad opened but I don’t see my VMs, it just says ‘Connecting…’.
A. Check that your firewall has the necessary ports open as described in Network Requirements above.
Q. Can I run labs on my Windows 8 RT device?
A. Unfortunately the lab environment is not compatible with Windows 8 RT at this time.
Q. I closed my lab environment and clicked Discard, how do I resume?
A. Labs are presented in a single session, unless otherwise noted. Clicking ‘Discard’ when exiting a lab session removes your unique session and discarded sessions cannot be recovered.