You can open a virtual machine console using VMware Remote Console through the VMware Cloud Director Tenant Portal.


  • Verify that VMware Remote Console is installed on your local system.
  • Make sure that the selected virtual machine is in a powered-on state.
  • This operation requires the rights included in the predefined vApp User role or an equivalent set of rights.


  1. On the Virtual Data Center dashboard screen, click the card of the virtual data center you want to explore and from the left panel, select Virtual Machines.
  2. Click Card Icon to view the list in a card view and, optionally, arrange the list of virtual machines from the Sort by drop-down menu.
  3. From the Actions menu of the virtual machine, select Launch VM Remote Console.
    Note: If you do not have the VMware Remote Console installed, a pop-up window prompts you to either install VMware Remote Console or use the Web console.


The virtual machine console opens as an external virtual remote console.
Note: When you connect to a VMware Cloud Director virtual machine by using VMware Remote Console, you are limited to console interaction only (sending Ctrl+Alt+Del). You cannot perform device operations, power operations, or settings management.