vSphere 6: ESXi Password Policy

With vSphere 6, VMware introduced ESXi Account Lockout / ESXi Password Policy.
Two new settings are now available under the ESXi Host Advanced System Settings page:

  • Security.AccountLockFailures
    • Maximum allowed failed login attempts before locking out a user’s account.

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vSphere 6: Modify DCUI Idle Timeout

In ESXi 6.0, VMware introduced the DCUI idle  timeout. You can modify DCUI idle timeout via the Direct User Console Interface. You can specify the number of idle minutes that can elapse before you must log in again in DCUI.

Set the DCUI idle timeout to zero to disable it. The maximum value for the idle timeout is 1440 ~ 23.3hrs.

DCUI idle timeout

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