You can review and modify the name, description, and other properties of a virtual machine by using vCloud Director.

If you are installing VMware Tools, familiarize yourself with its features. See the following topics:

Installing VMware Tools in the vCloud Director User's Guide

Installing and Configuring VMware Tools in the VMware Tools Installation and Configuration Guide

You have the required permission to manage the virtual machine. If you are a member of the End User role, you are the virtual machine owner or you are a Virtual Infrastructure Administrator. The owner of the virtual machine is the user who created the virtual machine or who was transferred ownership of the virtual machine.


From the Virtual Machines tab, click the link for the virtual machine that you want to mange by using vCloud Director.

The Settings tab for the virtual machine appears.


Click Manage in vCloud Director.

vCloud Director opens in a new browser tab and the vApp Quick Access page for the virtual machine appears. The virtual machine name and vApp name are displayed.


Click Open in the virtual machine name and vApp name area.

The diagram, virtual machines, and networking tabs appear.


Click the Virtual Machines tab.


Right-click the virtual machine to access details and properties.

Some of these tasks are the same tasks you can perform in Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand.

To perform the following tasks in vCloud Director, see the following topics in the vCloud Director documentation:


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Popout Console

Open a Virtual Machine Console


Suspend a Virtual Machine

Power Off

Power Off a Virtual Machine

Power On

Power On a Virtual Machine


Reset a vApp or Virtual Machine

Insert CD/DVD from Catalog

Insert a CD/DVD

Eject CD/DVD

Eject a CD/DVD

Insert Floppy from Catalog

Insert a Floppy

Eject Floppy

Eject a Floppy

Install VMware Tools

Installing VMware Tools

Create Snapshot

Create a Snapshot of a Virtual Machine


Editing Virtual Machine Properties

In vCloud Director, review other details about the virtual machine. See Working with Virtual Machines in the vCloud Director User's Guide.