With the VMware Host Client, you can access the desktop of a virtual machine by launching a console to the virtual machine. From the console, you can perform tasks in the virtual machine, such as configuring operating system settings, running applications, monitoring performance, and so on.


  1. Click Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client inventory.
  2. Select a powered-on virtual machine from the list.
  3. Click Console and select an option from the drop-down menu.
    • Select Open browser console to view the virtual machine console in a pop-up window.

    • Select Open console in new window to view the virtual machine console in a separate window.