With the vSphere Client, you can access a virtual machine's console by displaying it in a separate Web browser, or from the VMware Remote Console (VMRC).

From the virtual machine remote console, you can perform tasks in the virtual machine such as installing an operating system, configuring the operating system settings, running applications, monitoring performance, and so on. The vSphere Client offers these choices:

  • Launch the Web console to display the VM console in a separate browser tab.

  • Download the VMware Remote Console (VMRC) standalone application, which opens in a separate window. The VMware Remote Console standalone application enables you to connect to client devices and launch virtual machine consoles on remote hosts.