In the vSphere Web Client, you can limit the number of simultaneous connections to a virtual machine and lock the guest operating system when the last remote user disconnects from the virtual machine console.

Verify that VMware Tools is installed and running.

To use the Guest OS lock option, you must have a Windows XP or later guest operating system.

1

Select a virtual machine.

In the virtual machines and templates inventory tree, select a group of virtual machines and select a virtual machine from the list on the right.

Search for a virtual machine and select it from the search results list.

2

In the VM Hardware panel, click Edit Settings.

3

Click VM Options.

4

Click the Remote Console Options triange to expand the remote console options.

5

Click the check box to select an option.

Option

Description

Guest OS lock (*)

Locks the guest operating system when the last remote user disconnects.

Maximum number of sessions

Limits the number of simultaneous connections to this virtual machine.