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Linux Client Instructions

Are you a VUMC employee? Visit the VUMC VPN web page .

Using SSL VPN on Linux platforms is a best-effort solution.

Gaining Access to Download the Linux VPN Client

To gain access to download and use the VPN client for Linux, you must submit a SerVU incident. You can also contact your  local IT support provider  to have a SerVU ticket submitted to request your VUnetID be added to the  VUIT_Network_Connect_Linux AD group.

To submit a SerVU incident, click here and open a new incident.  For the service choose Security, for Category choose Identity and Access Management, and for Subcategory choose VPN Request.

Installation Instructions

The following Linux platforms are supported:

    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 32 bit, 64 bit
    • Ubuntu 15.04 32 bit, 64 bit
    • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS32 bit, 64 bit
    • CentOS 6.4 32 bit, 64 bit
    • CentOS7 32bit, 64bit
    • Fedora 23 32 bit, 64 bit
    • Fedora 27 32 bit, 64bit
    • RHEL7 32 bit, 64 bit
    • Debian 8 (compatible)
    • Debian 9 32bit, 64bit


Once you have received confirmation that you have been given access, see the instructions in this document  to install the Pulse client on Linux systems and to run the commands needed to initiate a VPN session.