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Possible to use a console cable from a Cisco ASA and use it interactively with ESXi?

I'm creating procedures to deploy a Cisco ASA and an ESXi machine to remote locations where no local tech contacts are available. I think it may be a wise idea to connect the console cable from the ...
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persisting esxi /bootbank/boot.cfg across reboots

i have a serial console connected to my esxi 5.5 server. and the configs work fine for the pxe install. however, upon reboot my console no longer works: i believe i need to change the file ...
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How do I start a VM Host Console from the ESXI shell

is it possible to start a vm host console from the ESXI management console? I'm thinking of a command like vim-cmd vmsvc/start_console but didn't found anything that fits Thanks thorsten
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Stuck shell ESXi 4.0 - how to recover without reboot?

I had done some management by connecting to the ESXi 4.0 Server and using the unsupported shell login remotely using a KVM. I then typed exit Now it is stuck at a blank line: # exit _ That _ is ...
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ESXi - serial console as default console

I have headless Supermicro server with IPMI as my ESXi 5 but I would like to use serial console as default console for ESXi instead of accessing it via IPMI VGA console redirection. I have some ...
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Console on ESXi 5

Is there also a console on ESXi 5? The well known method from ESXi 4 for the "hiddenconsole" does not seem to work. (Alt-F1, type "unsupported", enter root password)
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Nested RDP and VMWare and ILO console sessions: keystroke repetition and latency

I'm working on a remote server installation entirely through ILO (but this also applies to IPMI and VMWare console sessions). Due to the software application and environment, my access is restricted ...
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Is SSH console in ESXi 4x now supported

I noticed that it is very easy to open up SSH on ESXi 4x and there are no warnings or confirmations that hint at it being unsupported. Does this now mean that it is supported? I could not find any ...
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ESXi :: Management Console on Private IP over VPN

I am successfully able to VPN in to our remote network and access vSphere management console over a private IP, thus locking down console management from outside world, nice. Problem is that vmKernel ...