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 the Console tool bar icon and select whether to open the console in a pop-up window, new window, or a new tab.