VNC (Virtual Network Computing) is a system for remote access to a computer's desktop. VNC allows you to send keyboard keystrokes and mouse movements from one computer to another, and to relay screen content over a computer network.
VMmanager uses VNC to remotely manage virtual machines (VMs).
Connecting to a VM via VNC
You can connect to a VM:
- through the platform interface;
- using a third-party VNC client. For example, RealVNC Viewer or TightVNC.
Connecting from the VMmanager interface
Enter Virtual machines → select the VM → VNC menu → . The VM desktop opens in a new browser tab.
Connecting with a VNC client
To create a connection, you will need to specify the VNC server details: address, connection port and password. This data can be viewed in the virtual machine card: Virtual machines → select the VM → VNC settings tab.
Connection example for RealVNC Viewer:
- Download and install the version of RealVNC VIewer for your operating system.
- Start RealVNC Viewer and create a connection to the VM:
- Enter File → New connection.
- In the VNC Server field, enter the IP address and port of the VNC server, separated by a colon.
- In the Name field, enter an arbitrary name for the connection.
- To connect to a VM, double-click the connection icon.
- If RealVNC VIewer displays a warning about an unsecured connection, press Continue.
- In the Password field, enter the password for the VNC server and press OK.