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Connect to the Console of a Virtual Machine

Connect to the Console of a Virtual Machine

To make changes to a virtual machine's operating system, you must obtain access to the guest operating system from Infinicenter Console using connect feature.

Note: Connect is only available if the selected server is powered on.

Connect to the Console of a Virtual Machine

To connect to your virtual machine's guest operating system:

  1. Select a virtual machine.
  2. Click Connect.

You can also connect to your virtual machine's guest operating system from the context menu.

  1. Right-click a virtual machine.
  2. Click Connect.

Note: You can mount an optical disk image file to a virtual machine using PlugIn Console Window and directly from Infinicenter Console.

Console Connect Options

The Console Connect dialog appears with two options.

PlugIn Console

To connect to your virtual machine's guest operating system using VMware client integration plugin.

Web Console

To connect to your virtual machine's guest operating system using HTML5 web client.

PlugIn Console

PlugIn console allows you to connect to your virtual machine's operating system using VMware client. To connect using plugin console, you must first download VMware web client integration plugin and install it. You can download VMware client integration plugin from Plugin Installer link in the Console Connect dialog.

Note: PlugIn Console requires a VPN connection to the network on which the virtual machine resides. You can use VPN Connect from Infinicenter Console if your environment does not have a LAN-to-LAN VPN connection.

Note: Chrome does not support the plugin console.

After installing VMware client:

  1. Click PlugIn Console.
  2. The virtual machine console window appears.

Once the console connects to the virtual machine, you can login normally to the guest operating system.

Web Console

Web console allows you to connect to your virtual machine's operating system using HTML5 client.

Note: Web Console uses your browser session to connect to the network on which the virtual machine resides. A VPN connection is not required with the Web console.

To connect using web console.

  1. Click Web Console.
  2. The virtual machine console window appears.

Once the console connects to the virtual machine, you can login normally to the guest operating system.

Note: Web Console has a known issue regarding My keystrokes repeat or fail in the Web Console. The solution is described in that troubleshooting article, which for existing virtual machines requires you to Configure Server.

Special Key Combinations

The console has four special key combinations for common operations.

Key Combination Outcome
Ctrl + Alt + Del Resets the host on which the console is running
Ctrl + Alt + Ins Resets the virtual machine
Ctrl + G Sends keyboard and cursor control to the console
Ctrl + Alt Sends keyboard and cursor control to the host on which the console is running
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