To access the Virtual Machine Remote Console (VMRC) on VMs in your cloud SDDC, ensure that you have configured a management gateway firewall rule that allows access to ESXi (port 903).

Prerequisites

You must create a management VPN before you can use VMRC.

Procedure

Modify the management gateway firewall rules to allow access to port 903.
Note:

Both the MGW VPN Wizard and the Firewall Rules Accelerator create this firewall rule. Skip this step if you have used either of these tools to create firewall rules for the management gateway. To add this rule manually, follow these steps.

  1. Log in to the VMC Console at https://vmc.vmware.com.
  2. Click View Details on the SDDC card.
  3. Click Network.
  4. Under Management Gateway, click Firewall Rules.
  5. Click Add Rule and set a rule to enable access to port 903.

    Option

    Description

    Source

    IP address or CIDR block, either public or from an on-premises data center connected by a VPN tunnel

    Destination

    ESXi Management

    Service

    Remote Console