I use a Mac as my desktop and I’ve never successfully gotten the VMware Server console thing in the web interface to work. Which means if I need console access to a VM I have to boot a copy of windows somewhere and use IE in that.  This little trick gets me out of having to to that.

Add the following lines to the VMX config file for each VM you want access to, then you can just connect in with any VNC client and get the console. Use the host/ip address of the vmware server itself when you connect. I halted each of my VMs while editing that file because I wan’t to make sure VMware wasn’t going to write to the file as well.

RemoteDisplay.vnc.enabled = "TRUE"
RemoteDisplay.vnc.password = "password"
RemoteDisplay.vnc.port = "port"

If you want more than one VM to use VNC you have to use different port numbers.