You can install the VMware Remote Console plug-in for Internet Explorer and use the browser to interact with a virtual machine.

To install the plug-in, vSphere Web Access must be running on vCenter Server or on the ESX host to which you are connecting.

You must have administrator privileges to install the VMware Remote Console plug-in.

1

In Internet Explorer, type the URL for vSphere Web Access.

https://<vmwarehost.yourdomain.com>/ui

2

Log in to vSphere Web Access using the user name and password for the host to which you are connecting.

3

Select a virtual machine from the Inventory panel.

4

Click the Console tab.

If the plug-in is not already installed, a warning message appears.

5

In the warning message, click Install plug-in.

The File Download - Security Warning window appears and asks if you want to run or save the file.

6

Click Run and on the Internet Explorer - Security Warning window click Run again.

7

On the Welcome page, click Install.

8

When the installation is complete, click Finish.

The VMware Remote Console plug-in for Internet Explorer is now installed.

You can use Internet Explorer to open VMware Remote Console to use the guest operating system of a virtual machine.