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  1. Initialize your VSKEY account (steps here).

  2. Review VSS VPN Guidelines and Install and configure the VSS VPN client. (steps here).

  3. (optional) try Try the introductory micro-course "Managing Virtual Machines on the ITS Private Cloud".

  4. Visit  and and click on the button to request a new virtual machine (VSKEY authentication required).

    1. Fill out the Virtual Machine (VM) specification as required.

    2. If you do not have any network requirements, select VSS-PUBLIC** or VSS-CGN** in the network tab to have an IP address allocated to your VM. The new IP address will be fixed (static) via DHCP. 

  5. Connect to your VM using one of:

    1. The Console Button on the 🖥️  icon via the VSS Portal

    2. The vSphere Client at