The following sections describe howremote virtual machines can be managed using remote connections. Connect to a Remote ServerYou can use Workstation Pro to connect to a remote server that is running ESXi, or vCenter Server. Disconnect from a Remote ServerWhen you disconnect from a remote server, the remote virtual machines no longer appear in the library. Uploading Virtual Machines to Remote ServersYou can upload virtual machines created with Workstation Pro to remote servers running VMware ESXi or VMware vCenter Server. Download a Virtual Machine from a Remote ServerWhen you download a virtual machine from a remote server, Workstation Pro copies the virtual machine from the remote host and datastore. The original virtual machine remains on the host system, and a copy is created on the Workstation Pro host in the location you specify. Create a Virtual Machine on a Remote HostWhen you are connected to a remote server, you can create a remote virtual machine. Creating a remote virtual machine is similar to creating a virtual machine on the local host, but Easy install is not supported and you must install the guest operating system manually. Manage Virtual Machine Power Actions on Remote Hosts You can manage power actions, such as start and stop actions, on remote virtual machines. Using Roles to Assign PrivilegesA role is a predefined set of privileges. Privileges define individual rights that a user requires to perform actions and read properties. Workstation Pro includes a default set of system roles. You can also create your own roles.