Accessing your virtual machine console allows you to view information about a virtual machine and perform activities such as configuring operating system settings or running applications.

Verify that you have end user or virtual infrastructure administrator privileges.

Verify that your system meets system and browser requirements to display the console. See Browsers that vCloud Director Supports.

On the right side of the virtual machine details page, note the guest operating system password. This is necessary to log into the console as the root user.


In My Virtual Machines, select the virtual machine.


Verify that the virtual machine is powered on.


In the See More drop-down menu, select Launch Console.

The console opens.


If the virtual machine is running Unix, log in as root with the guest operating system password.

Perform your desired tasks using the console. For more information about console tasks, see VMware vSphere Documentation.