You can use the stand-alone VMRC to connect to client devices.

With VMRC, you can access the mouse and keyboard connected to remote virtual machines. For performing any administrative tasks, make sure you log in to the VMRC as an administrator.


Verify that the VMRC is installed on your local system. You can download the VMRC installer for Windows from the VMware Web site at


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to a virtual machine console in the inventory.
  2. Click the Summary tab, and click Open with VMRC link.
  3. Select the VMware Remote Console application from the list.
  4. Click OK.
    The VMRC opens as a stand-alone application for the selected virtual machine. You can also launch more than one console to access several remote virtual machines at the same time.