Your users can download a virtual machine from a remote server or instance that you host.

Verify that the following conditions are met:

You have login credentials for the server where you want to download the virtual machine.

The server is defined in the Virtual Machine Library.

Sufficient space exists on the Mac host to accommodate the virtual machine.

The remote server is running ESX, ESXi, or vCenter Server 4.1 or later.

The virtual machine is not powered on or suspended. It must be powered off.


Select File > Connect to Server.


Enter the name of the host server or click the Recent Servers icon to select a server from the list of recently accessed servers.


Enter your login credentials and click Connect.


Select a virtual machine from the remote server.


Drag the virtual machine to the Virtual Machine Library.


Click Save.