Logging in to Rivanna
Rivanna is accessible through ssh (Secure Shell) connections using the hostname
rivanna.hpc.virginia.edu. Your login is your UVA computing ID and your password is your Eservices password. If you do not know your Eservices password you must change it through ITS.
All users who wish to access Rivanna while off Grounds, must use the UVA Anywhere VPN client. Only Windows and Mac OSX operating systems are supported. Linux users can find unsupported instructions to install and configure a VPN here.
Mac OSX and Linux
OSX and Linux users may connect through a terminal using the command
ssh -Y firstname.lastname@example.org
Mac users must install XQuartz in order to be able to run graphical (X11) applications. Keep in mind that graphical X11 applications may be slow through a standard ssh login. For extensive use of graphical applications you may prefer FastX.
For more details and for troubleshooting information, please see our ssh page.
Users who wish to run X11 graphical applications may prefer the FastX remote desktop client.
File Transfer Tools
Small files may be transferred using scp (secure copy) using the
For Windows users, MobaXterm bundles an ssh client, an sftp/scp client, and an X11 server. To transfer files, start a new session and select
sftp. One you authenticate to Rivanna, two panes will appear. You can drag and drop between them.
Command-line options, especially for Linux users, also include
Globus is a browser-based file transfer tool optimized for fast, fault-tolerant file transfers that run in the background once started. To use Globus with Rivanna please follow the instructions at our Globus documentation page.