There are two ways to get access to your PROBA-V MEP VM: either by accessing the graphical desktop of your VM, or through the command line.
Graphical access is the easiest option if you are not comfortable with using a Linux terminal, but requires a stable and reasonably fast internet connection to the MEP cloud.
You can sign in using your PROBA-V MEP portal account. Make sure you use lowercase characters for your username: e.g. 'Username90' should be transformed to 'username90'.
Commandline access is provided though SSH. Download and install an SSH client (e.g. PuTTY for a Windows OS) if needed.
On Linux you can use the command: ssh -p port email@example.com
The following steps are required to access the desktop
X2Go client installation
Download and install the X2Go client program for your operating system, as described here: http://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/doc:installation:x2goclient
Create Toolbox VM session
Start the X2Go client and create a new session. The host, and ssh port is provided to you when requesting a new toolbox. The login and password is the same as for the PROBA-V MEP portal.
Make sure to select 'XFCE' as the session type at the bottom of the window. Other sessions types will not work unless you install them manually. XFCE is a lightweight desktop environment, which is suitable for use on virtual machines.
Also change the compression method to '4k-png' on the 'Connection' tab:
When this is done, you can click on Ok, and should be able to log into your VM. When successful, you end up in a desktop environment that looks like this:
The 'data' folder links to the entire PROBA-V archive. The 'tiffdata' links to all the tiff files.