If you have direct access to the system where ESX is running, you can log in to the physical console on that system.

Whether you use the service console locally or through a remote connection, you must log in using a valid user name and password.

Note

Depending on the security settings for your ESX computer, you might be able to connect remotely to the service console using SSH or Telnet. For more information see the ESX Configuration Guide.

Press Alt+F2 to get to the login screen and log in.