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Configuring and Using WSX in VMware Workstation 9

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Well, with the recent launch of VMware Workstation 9, we have a few videos relating to that product in the works. Here is the first of those videos.

In this tutorial, we demonstrate the steps needed to configure and use WSX in VMware Workstation 9. The WSX service enables web-based remote access of your virtual machines through a web browser.

To be able to configure and use WSX in Workstation, ensure that:

  • You are on the same network as your host, to access your virtual machines.
  • You are using a modern browser that supports HTML5 with WebSockets.

The WSX service renders an HTML5 web page that can connect to your Workstation hosts or ESX host, enumerates the available virtual machines,and allows you to power on the virtual machines and interact with the desktop.

For more information, see VMware Knowledge Base article Configuring and Using WSX in VMware Workstation 9 (2033641).

4 thoughts on “Configuring and Using WSX in VMware Workstation 9

  1. Paul

    You never mention anywhere on how to get the wsx installer. Is it part of vmware workstation 9, or is it something you download separately. I can’t seem to find it.

  2. Paul

    I found the info on where to download the WSX installer in the referred KB article… . Note: Both the Windows .msi and Linux .bundle installation files are available for download. To download these files, you must log in to the My VMware page and locate the file under the download section for Workstation.

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  4. tom-wk

    There is no information about how to troubleshoot the installation. After installing on my machine it does not discover the Shared VMs. How do I figure out why? there is No Configuration utilities or options in WSX webpage. Connect to server does not work…

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