Your users can download a virtual machine from a remote server.


Verify that the following conditions are met:

  • You have login credentials for the server where you want to download the virtual machine.
  • The server is defined in the Virtual Machine Library.
  • Sufficient space exists on the Mac host to accommodate the virtual machine.
  • The remote server is running VMware ESXi or VMware vCenter Server.
  • The virtual machine is not powered on or suspended. It must be powered off.


  1. Select File > Connect to Server.
  2. Enter the name of the host server or click the Recent Servers icon to select a server from the list of recently accessed servers.
  3. Enter your login credentials and click Connect.
  4. Select a virtual machine from the remote server.
  5. Drag the virtual machine to the Virtual Machine Library.
  6. Click Save.