In order to access VMs through the vSphere Web Client, you should install the VMware Remote Console (VMRC). The VMRC replaces the VMware Client Integration Plugin (CIP), a NPAPI based plugin that provided enhanced functionality to the vSphere Web Client. While the VMware Remote Console is installed as a standalone application, it must be launched from the vSphere Web Client.
Get the latest installer for Windows and Linux from VMware’s website:
Note: You must create and login with a VMware account.
Get the VMware Remote Console for macOS from the Mac App Store:
- Open the provided .exe file to begin the installation process.
- Click Next on the window that opens.
Check the box to agree to the license agreement and click Next.
- Click Next.
Customize the User Experience Settings if desired and click Next.
- Click Install.
- Once the installation completes, click Finish.