Duncan of YellowBricks fame recently posted the following,
One of the most discussed topics when ESXi was released for free was the fact the the Remote Command Line Interface(RCLI) was read only. Today Rich from VM/ETC.com dropped the news that as of ESXi 3.5 U3 the RCLI is read/write. Why is this important? For ESXi there’s no Service Console. The RCLI contains most Service Console commands which are very useful during maintenance, troubleshooting or automating certain tasks. I haven’t seen an official announcement yet unfortunately. But as soon as it’s up there I will post it here.
Well today I noticed that the page has a 404 error, on futher investigation it seems that the release of a read/write RCLI for ESXi was a mistake, that said I would not expect it to be reversed as that would be playing into the hands of their competitors
Update: Duncan’s post has reappeared 😀