mphodge
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Enthusiast

Can ESXi 5 console boot using normal text mode?

I have a small site which uses 2 x ESXi 4.1 host servers attached to very old but nice little 9" CRT B&W monitors.

They do the job well which is to display the console and enable me to see the logs from time to time.

Now VMware have gone and made ESXi 5 boot into graphical text mode which these monitors cannot cope with!

Why could they not leave it booting into text mode which worked perfectly fine?

Is there any way to change ESXi 5 back to booting into the old text mode so I don't have to buy 2 new monitors!?

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Techstarts
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As per VMware installation guide, text mode is not possible only graphical method.

simple solution will be connect display to some other monitor or laptop and start installation.

One installation is complete you hardly need to check monitor again.

With Great Regards,
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