Manage virtual machines using VNC Viewer in ESX 4

Enable VNC Server incoming connection on the firewall 

1) Select the ESX host

2) Select the ‘Configuration’ tab

3) Select ‘Security Profile’

4) Select ‘Properties’

5) Enable ‘VNC Server’ and select ‘OK’

Configure virtual machine

1) Power of the virtual machine

2) Edit the configuration file (.vmx) using a text editor and add the following lines;

RemoteDisplay.vnc.enabled = “TRUE”

RemoteDisplay.vnc.password = “Enter password”

RemoteDisplay.vnc.port = “5900”

The RemoteDisplay.vnc.port needs to be unique for each virtual machine and can be a TCP port number between 5900-5964

3) Power on the virtual machine.

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