How To Open a Virtual Machine Console in the vSphere Web Client

With the vSphere Web Client, you can access a virtual machine’s desktop by launching a console to the virtualmachine. From the console, you can perform activities in the virtual machine such as configure operatingsystem settings, run applications, monitor performance, and so on.


n Ensure that the Client Integration Plug-in is installed in your Web browser.

n Verify that the virtual machine has a guest operating system and that VMware Tools are installed.

n Verify that the virtual machine is powered on.

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1 Select a virtual machine.

2 In the Guest OS Details pane on the Summary tab, click Launch console.

The virtual machine console opens in a new tab of the Web browser.



3 Click anywhere inside the console window to enable your mouse, keyboard, and other input devices to work in the console.

4 (Optional) Press Ctrl+Alt to release the cursor from the console window and work outside the console window.

5 (Optional) Click Full Screen to display the console in full screen mode.

6 (Optional) Press Ctrl+Alt+Enter to exit full screen mode.

7 (Optional) Click Send Ctrl-Alt-Delete to send a Ctrl+Alt+Delete to the guest operating system.





2 thoughts on “How To Open a Virtual Machine Console in the vSphere Web Client”

  1. That is great however it does not work when accessing it remotely. You can reach as far as Launch console then you will get page cannot be displayed error. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
    Ports opened on the firewall are : 9443, 443, 902, 903,5989, 427, 22, 2094

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