Virtualization

Step-by-step: Installing ESXi as a virtual machine

Add this custom value to the configuration

This next option is critical to allow a virtual machine to power on within the virtualized ESXi system. The advanced option "monitor_control.restrict_backdoor" with a value of "True" must be added to the virtual machine. The configuration parameters section is empty on the virtual machine at this point because it has not been created yet. If you have ever been in this section of the virtual machine configuration for a virtual machine that already exists, there are a number of options that are populated. I like to add this custom value during the creation of the virtual machine.

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