Console toegang op ESXi servers

If you need to get more power from your ESXi installation, like enabling non-standard drivers you probably need Shell-access. By default the VMWare ESXi server don’t offer shell access (through the menu).

But by doing the following, you will be able to access the shell :

1.Hook up a screen and a keyboard to the VMWae ESXi server.

2.Press “Alt+F1″

3.Write “unsupported” and press Enter (if you screw up, and think you’ve typed something wrong, you can use Ctrl+U to clear the input field).

4.Enter the root password, an voila, shell access.

source: http://christophe.vandeplas.com/2008/11/09/vmware-esxi-shell