Start VNC Server - bwUniCluster

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Start a VNC Server on the bwUniCluster

To start a VNC Server on the bwUniCluster you must log into the cluster with your username and password as usual. You should not start the server on a login node but request an interactive job using for example the following command.

$ msub -V -I -l nodes=1:ppn=1 -l walltime=0:02:00:00

On your assigned compute node start the VNC server with

$ module load vis/tigervnc
$ run_vncserver

If you start a VNC server for the first time you will be asked to set a password which will be required for clients trying to access your VNC desktop. Use a strong password because otherwise an attacker could take control of your VNC session.