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VMWare Console

Description

 

This entry is used to define and configure a VMWare Console session. The VMWare Console allows for basic administrative tasks of a VMWare host.

 

There are multiple steps to properly configure the PowerCLI on client workstations.  Please follow the instructions thoroughly.

 

Some operations are not allowed on the Free edition of VMware Esxi.

 

 

Settings

 

Simply enter the host name or IP, the user name and the password of a user with administrative rights on the host.

 

 

SETTING

DESCRIPTION

Host

Host name of the vSphere server

Ellipsis button

Performs network discovery to offer a list of servers.

Username

Username used to connect to the server

Password

Password used to connect to the server

Hide/Reveal password

Shows or hides the clear text password.  Available for:

administrators,

users that have the Allow Reveal Password privilege, or

for entries that have the Allow password for everybody setting

Generate password

Displays the Password Generator

Always ask for password

Select to force entry of the password upon every use.  Disables the Password entry control.

Console connection mode

Choose between

Default : Uses the VMware remote console

VMware Player : Uses the VMware player

VMware remote console : Uses the VMware remote console

 

Actions

 

ACTION

DESCRIPTION

Power on

Powers on the virtual machine

Power off

Powers off the virtual machine

Suspend

Suspends the virtual machine

Shut down guest

Shuts down the virtual machine.  Only available when the VMware guest tools are running.

Restart guest

Restarts the virtual machine.  Only available when the VMware guest tools are running.

Connect

Connect with the technology specified in the Console Connection mode setting of the console

New

Creates a persistent entry for the selected virtual machine.

Host

Name of the VMware Console entry

Refresh

Refreshes the list of virtual machines

Auto refresh

Select to enable automatic refreshing of the content at a regular interval.