Access Vmware ESXi guest console without runing vSphere client
There are several reasons to access remote console/desktop ESXi guest virtual machines without running vSphere client software
- You do not want keep your ESXi connected to vSphere while accessing a console one, because of security reasons.
- vSphere do not allow to get full screen console on secondary monitor.
- Access guest console from vSphere client is not a single step operation, and opens multiple application windows
CommandC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\VMware\VMware VMRC Plug-in\Internet Explorer>vmware-vmrc -X -u root -p rootPassword -h 10.10.10.22:443 -d "[datastore1] Ubuntu 64-bit/ Ubuntu 64-bit.vmx"
Replace rootPassword with your Esxi root password, if you do not use -u and -p switch, vmware-vmrc pop up a dialog to input credentials.
Replace 10.10.10.22 with your ESXi server IP address