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How to get shell access on the VMware ESXi host server

We might sometime need the root access on the VMWare ESXi host to debug an issue. But VMWare ESXi does not provide any console other than the default one. But there is a way to get the shell/terminal access for the root. The below steps should help in that.

  1.  Goto VMware ESXi console.
  2.  Press Alt+F1 from your keyboard.
  3.  Type "unsuported" even though you will not see the characters getting displayed on the console.
  4. Now , type the root password to get the root access to the ESXi host.


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