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I configured the esxi firewall to restrictive. Now I have no remote access anymore. I can't use ssh or the vSphere client. But I have access to the server via KVM. So I can see the screen and control the mouse and keyboard.

Is it possible to deactivate the firewall?

I think I found the commands I need to run,

but I don't know how to open the console locally.

Can you help?

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

Log in, get to the menu, select "Troubleshooting Options", and enable the shell.

Then, use Alt+F1 to access the console.

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