ESXi remote console access

UPDATE (March 16, 2011):There is no need in this trick starting from the ESXi 4.1. You can configure it.

  1. got to your VMware ESXi host
  2. press Alt-F1
  3. then type “UNSUPPORTED” and press <enter>
  4. login with your root login and password
  5. edit the inetd.conf file by typing “vi /etc/inetd.conf
  6. remove the comment # in front of the SSH lines
  7. reboot your ESXi server
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