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  • 1.  esxi host server screen resolution

    Posted Jun 19, 2018 05:58 PM

    How can you change the screen resolution on a esxi host server?



  • 2.  RE: esxi host server screen resolution

    Posted Jun 19, 2018 06:03 PM

    If you are talking about the DCUI (yellow-gray console) then no, you cannot change the resolution.


    André



  • 3.  RE: esxi host server screen resolution

    Posted Jun 19, 2018 08:18 PM

    my hp proliant dl380 gen 10 servers, the display does work with the server and they told me it was cause the resolution is to high and i needed to change it to get it to work with the server



  • 4.  RE: esxi host server screen resolution

    Posted Jun 19, 2018 08:20 PM

    I agree with a.p.​, I'm not aware of a method you can use to change the screen resolution on the DCUI. If you're running into a display or resolution problem, have you tried connecting to the host via SSH and running the command DCUI? That will bring up a text-based version of the DCUI in the SSH window.



  • 5.  RE: esxi host server screen resolution

    Posted Jun 20, 2018 12:11 PM

    I enabled ssh, logged in as root , ran the command DCUI and it did not recognize that command



  • 6.  RE: esxi host server screen resolution

    Posted Jun 20, 2018 12:30 PM

    That only works when using Putty, to my knowledge.



  • 7.  RE: esxi host server screen resolution

    Posted Jun 20, 2018 12:34 PM

    makes sense but for security reason I am not allowed to keep ssh enabled even if it did work to remote to the servers, I need to get it working with the KVM. The KVM vendor says the resolution is set too high on the server but with the esxi OS I don't see anyway to change it.  If I get another newer kvm there is no assurance it will work with that either



  • 8.  RE: esxi host server screen resolution

    Posted Jun 20, 2018 12:45 PM

    You might want to run that by HPE. I've never heard or seen of an ESXi installation where the default resolution was considered so high that monitors and KVMs won't work with it.



  • 9.  RE: esxi host server screen resolution

    Posted Jun 20, 2018 12:51 PM

    I already did run it by HPE :smileysad: there answer was to adjust the resolution but I told them that I didn't think that was possible in the esxi OS. The one thing I know for sure is it doesn't work with the monitor of my sunview KVM but it does work with  an external monitor



  • 10.  RE: esxi host server screen resolution

    Posted Mar 09, 2023 06:09 AM

    Did you find a way to change the resolution?



  • 11.  RE: esxi host server screen resolution

    Posted Mar 09, 2023 07:20 AM

    if it is working fine with external monitor then no issue from host side



  • 12.  RE: esxi host server screen resolution

    Posted Mar 28, 2023 02:44 AM

    It is not working with an external monitor. The monitor is saying that the resolution is too high for it to display. Another host is working fine on the same monitor.