Connect to SCVMM VMs
This topic explains how to configure connections to VMs on SCVMM, and how to open them.
- When troubleshooting console connection issues, always try the console connection in SCVMM. If you're unable to establish a console connection from SCVMM, you need to troubleshoot the issue outside Commander
- If you want to use secure connections, you must set up a Commander VM Access Proxy. For more information, see Set Up VM Access Proxies.
If credentials are configured for the host, host credentials are used. Otherwise, users are automatically signed in with the credentials used to add the cloud account. For more information, see Configure host credentials.
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To open a connection to an SCVMM VM, right-click a VM in the tree or on the Virtual Machines tab, choose Open Connection, then choose one of the following possible connection types:
- Open Secure Console: Open a VM console using the Commander VM Access Proxy, in your browser.
- To open a Secure Console session in Internet Explorer, the Commander VM Access Proxy Server's IP address must be added to either the Local Intranet zone (when on the same network as the VM Access Proxy server) or the Trusted Sites zone (when connecting from a network other than that of the VM Access Proxy server).
- When opening a Secure Console session to a Hyper-V VM, the size of the console window is controlled by Hyper-V.
- Open RDP Session: Opens a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connection to a running Windows VM, using the RDP client.
- Open Secure RDP Session: Opens an RDP connection to a running Windows VM using a user name and password, in your browser, using the Commander VM Access Proxy. In the Credentials dialog, enter the user name and password, and click OK.
- Open VNC Session: Opens a VNC connection to a running VM, using a VNC client.
- Open Secure VNC Session: Opens a VNC connection to a running VM, in your browser, using the Commander VM Access Proxy. In the Credentials dialog, enter the password and edit the default port of 5900 if required, and click OK.
- Open Secure SSH Session: Opens an SSH connection to a running Linux or Solaris VM using a user name and password, in your browser, using the Commander VM Access Proxy. In the Credentials dialog, enter the user name and password, and click OK.
Note: In a secure RDP session, if Caps Lock is enabled, duplicate characters may be printed for the characters c, x, and v. Use the Shift key instead of enabling Caps Lock.