Console into a VMware Virtual Machine, directly from the ESXi Server

I need a stand-alone solution to using a VMware virtual machine. My ESXi server will NOT be attached to any network, so there is no client available to run VI Client, Web Console, or Remote Desktop from.

Is there anyway I can console into a VMware virtual machine directly from the ESXi server itself? I'm perfectly willing to except 3rd-party solutions!



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No, you cannot connect to a VM directly from the ESXi host server. If you have to connect from the server console, you will be much better off using VMware Server or VMware Workstation as your virtualization platform. From each of these, you can access your VMs from the host server console.

Ken Cline

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