You can use Workstation to connect to a remote server that is running Workstation, ESX, ESXi, or vCenter Server.

When you connect to a remote server for the first time, Workstation asks you whether to save your login information. You can configure Workstation to never ask you to save login information for a remote server. See Disable the Prompt to Save Remote Login Information.

Verify that the remote server is running Workstation 8.x or later, or ESX, ESXi, or vCenter Server 4.1 or later.

1

Select File > Connect to Server.

2

Type the host name or IP address, your user name and password, and click Connect.

If the VMware Workstation Server service running on the remote server is not using the default port, you must specify the port number, for example, remotehost:444.

3

(Optional) If Workstation asks you whether to save your login information, select an option.

Option

Description

Remember

Workstation saves your login information so that you do not need to provide it the next time you log in to the server.

Never for this Host

Workstation saves the server name to an exceptions list and does not prompt you to save your login information for this server again.

Not Now

Workstation does not save your login information, but it prompts you to save your login information the next time you connect to this server.

After you are connected to the remote server, the remote host and remote virtual machines appear in the library.

Interact with the remote host and remote virtual machines.