How to connect to a VM via console
This guide will show you how to connect to a virtual machine in console in Performance Cloud.
You must be a Performance Cloud client.
Connect to Console
Connecting to a virtual machine using the console option creates a connection to the virtual machine using the RDP protocol.
Note: Connecting to the console is possible only from Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, an up-to-date Windows 7 or an up-to-date Windows Server 2008 R2. For Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, a separate hotfix is available at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2830477 however it is already included in the Windows updates.
No patch is out for Windows 8, the only solution at the moment is to upgrade to Windows 8.1.
- Select the virtual machine instance to which you want to connect and from the command bar, click Connect and then click Console.
- In the Connect to Console dialog box, read the information, and then click the checkmark.
- Towards the bottom of the screen, click Open to use the remote desktop protocol file that is automatically created for the virtual machine.
- When prompted to identify the remote connection, click Connect and then click Yes to connect to the virtual machine.
All Performance Cloud accounts.