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Logging in to the ESXi host fails with the error: Authentication denied. Direct console access has been disabled by the administrator (1000424)


This issue occurs if Total Lockdown Mode is enabled.
For more information about Lockdown Mode Configurations, see the ESXi Lockdown Mode section of the ESXi Configuration Guide.


To resolve this issue, try rebooting the ESXi host.

During reboot, if there are any post errors, do any necessary corrective actions.
If this does not resolve the issue, you must reinstall ESXi.


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Update History

11/16/2012 - Added ESXi 5.0.x and vCenter Server 5.0.x to Product Versions

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