With the vSphere Client, you can access a virtual machine's desktop by launching a console to the virtual machine. From the console, you can perform activities within the virtual machine such as configure operating system settings, run applications, monitor performance, and so on.


  1. In the vSphere Client inventory, select the virtual machine and click the Summary tab.
  2. In the Commands section, select Open Console.
  3. Click anywhere inside the console window to enable your mouse, keyboard, and other input devices to work in the console.