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How do I restore a connection to a VM Windows 2008 Server

Posted on 2011-02-12
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The 2008 server is a file server, printer server.  It is on a HP Proliant Server.  When I came in the server was pingable, but I could not connect to it via a terminal services program we use to manage our network servers.  I need to know how to use the VMware desktop client to "wake it up"  I am new to VMware and do not want to mess anything up.  The system was set up by someone else and runs nicely most of the time.  But on occasion it is unavailable.  
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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If you connect to your ESXi server using a Web Browser you can download the vSphere Client. When you've download and installed the vSphere Client.

It will promt you for a ESX server of vCenter username and password to connect to vSphere vCenter or the ESXi server (normally a root account and password).

Once you connected the ESXi server or vCenter server, you can expand the server or Datacentre and find the Virtual Machine, highlight it and Select Properties and Open a Server Console to it, to inspect.

Just like if you were at the physical server KVM/Monitor.
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Thank you.  Basically I needed to get there to see what was up, because all my services seemed to be off line, the one that was brought to my attention first off was all our printers were offline.....
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I don't know if you also use vSphere vCenter but you can also connect to vCenter Web Services, it might be quicker, if you don't have the vSphere client installed.

Just point your browser at you https://vcenter-server-name/ui/#

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I have the vSphere client on my workstation.  That is how I connect.  Thanks!
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