In 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 types of virtual machine remote consoles.

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

For more information about installing and using the VMRC application, consult the VMware Remote Console for vSphere documentation.

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