-->ESXi 5.1 is already out of support .
-->What is the OS running on VM "machine01" .
when you say entering the console of virtual mahcine with out esx-cli what is that mean ? and what are you trying to achieve .
I do not think if there is such option to open VM console from esxcli.
Yep. I know. :/
- CentOS is running on machine01
- I mean, when I logged into the vmware-cli I want to enter the console of the centOS machine trough the vmware-cli. Is this possible?
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The Console functionality to view and administer a Guest OS of a VM comes only with the vSphere Client (aka Thick Client) or the Web Client including the HTML5 version.
Unfortunately, from the ESXi Shell this function is not available.