Using Putty to log in to vlsicad.ecs.umass.edu
These instructions explain how to log in to vlsicad.ecs.umass.edu using putty/Xming on the machines in the ECS labs.
Step 1. Open the folder called "Terminal Emulation"
Step 2. The folder contains the following programs for remote access of the tools:
a. Putty: This is a terminal program to run commands remotely on the machine vlsicad.ecs.umass.edu
b. WinSCP: This is a remote file transfer client to transfer files to and from vlsicad.
c. Xming: Is the X-Windows system for Linux. It is used to view the tool GUI.
Step 3. Start Xming server by double clicking on the Icon. You will see the icon for Xming server on bottom right of the desktop. It shows that Xming has started.
Step 4. Start putty and you will get a menu:
a. In the "Host Name (or IP address)" field type "vlsicad1.ecs.umass.edu" or "vlsicad2.ecs.umass.edu" based on your server assignment.
b. Select "SSH" in the "Connection Type"
Step 5. Expand the "+ SSH" icon at the bottom left and select X11 setup.
a. In the X11 setup set the "Enable X11 forwarding"
Step 6. Go back to the Session menu.
a. Give the current session a name in the "Saved Sessions" dialog box.
b. Press save to save the session and the name will be listed in the saved session list
c. Press Open to open the terminal window.
Step 7. A window will open:
a. Type your user id at the command prompt
b. Type the password and press enter
Finally you will log in to vlsicad