Control+Alt key combinations in the vCenter Service Console

In vSphere 4 and VMware Infrastructure 3:
  • Ctrl+Alt+Insert sends the virtual machine a Ctrl+Alt+Delete command.
  • Ctrl+Alt takes focus away from the console. 
ESX does not allow remapping of hot keys. The following workaround sends the desired keystroke combination to a virtual machine without losing focus:
  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Spacebar. 
  2. Keep holding Ctrl+Alt but release the space bar.
  3. Press the desired key (for example Esc).

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