By default, ESXi supports the use of non-ASCII characters for virtual machine file and directory names. You can disable this support by modifying the /etc/vmware/hostd/config.xml file.

After you disable this support, you can still enter non-ASCII characters for virtual machine names. vSphere user interfaces will display the virtual machine names in the non-ASCII characters, but ESXi will convert the actual file and directory names to ASCII strings.

1

Using a text editor, open the /etc/vmware/hostd/config.xml file for the ESXi host.

2

Within the <config></config> tag, add the following code.

<g11nSupport>false</g11nSupport>

3

Save and close the file.

4

Reboot the host.