I am trying to enable to SSH on my ESXi box, unfortunately I can not get to a shell even with local access. Pressing ALT-F1 is supposed to bring you to a prompt but instead I get a banner with a blinking cursor.
I have followed the VMware KB article here: http://tinyurl.com/mz7gjf with no success. I have also tried putting ESX into maintenance mode but that makes no difference. I have tried various different interfaces for local access incl. HP iLO and direct physical access with a ps2 keyboard. I have also rebooted the ESX server several times.
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When rebooting a vCenters 6.0 and try to connect using vSphere Client we get this issue "Invalid URL: The hostname could not parsed."
When we get this error we need to do some changes in the vCenter advanced settings to fix the issue.
Teach the user how to rename, unmount, delete and upgrade VMFS datastores.
Open vSphere Web Client: Rename VMFS and NFS datastores: Upgrade VMFS-3 volume to VMFS-5: Unmount VMFS datastore: Delete a VMFS datastore:
Teach the user how to use create log bundles for vCenter Server or ESXi hosts
Open vSphere Web Client: Generate vCenter Server and ESXi host log bundle: Open vCenter Server Appliance Web Management interface and generate log bundle: Open vCenter Se…