With all version of VMWare ESXi, you can enter into the console menu by pressing a sudden key combination. This is also the Tech Support Mode too.
VMWare ESXi Console mode:
1. At the console, press Alt+F1
2. Type in the word “unsupported” and press enter
3. Type in the root password
4. Now you should be inside the console menu.
To exit console mode: Type “exit”
To go back to the MENU options: Press Alt+F2