Wanted to know if its possible i can search for files within the entire esx server. I have dozens of virtual machine's sitting on esx using view 4.6 and was working on some word documents forgot which VM its stored on.
If you want to search through all of the VMs from the hypervisor, this is not possible. You would need to use a guest agent with appropriate permissions to be able to traverse through the guest filesystems.
That is right. You can't just roam around inside the ESX server to use some files from there. Your server might crash due to this and you won't be able to fix is right away. That is why it has a sort of security access that you need to get through.