Using Granite/tiCrypt at Dartmouth

Connecting to a server in Granite

  • Select the Virtual Machine tab in the top left after logging in and click on the “linked computers” icon to the right of the system you want to connect to.

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  • In the right pane, click on the "computer monitor" icon to launch the rdp application

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  • Follow the instructions for connecting to the server
    • Copy the password
    • Download and click on the RDP file
    • Paste the copied password and connect to the VM
  • Once inside of Granite, you will see a number of analytic and programming tools available to you. Depending on which operating system the VM is running, there are slightly different applications available.

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Note: Virtual Machines in Granite are not connected to the Internet.

Uploading data to Granite

  • Select the My Vault tab in the top left, click on File Transfer Hub and choose Transfer from the drop-down menu.
  • In the File Transfer Hub, you can move any file from the right pane (your local computer) to the left pane (your vault) simply by dragging it across.  All files on the left are available in your vault for transfer to a VM

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  • Navigate to your VM and click the transfer button (circled below) to open the file transfer hub for the VM.

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  • Move files from your vault to the Virtual Machine by dragging the file from the left to either your user folder in the Home drive or the data drive.

Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)Note: The file structure is important. If you receive data from a Granite data broker, that data will appear in the Data folder on the Data drive.  YOU MUST move that data to your Users folder as the Data folder is not backed up and data left there may be lost. Principal Investigators may also be given access to move their own data to and from the Granite VM.

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