Hidden VMWare ESXi Console!

This little hack allows you to run commands directly at the server itself and is very handy for doing things like enabling SSH in inetd.conf. First thing first. This only works on the fee based version not the free one and you must be sitting at the server and not RCLI.

And you're in! I really just do this to enable SSH but I have also used this to edit etc/hosts to rule out DNS issues.

From NetworkWorld