With the vSphere Web Client, you can access a virtual machine's desktop by launching a remote console to the virtual machine.

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. In the vSphere Web Client there are two different virtual machine remote consoles.

The VMware Remote Console (VMRC) standalone application for Windows that opens in a separate window. The VMware Remote Console standalone application has extended functionality that enables you to connect to client devices and launch virtual machine consoles on remote hosts.

The HTML 5 remote console opens in a browser tab. Some functions might not be available when you use the HTML 5 remote console.