You can deactivate support for non-ASCII characters for virtual machine files and directory names by using two methods, depending on the ESXi version.
By default, ESXi supports the use of non-ASCII characters for virtual machine file and directory names.ESXi 7.0 Update 2, you can deactivate this support by modifying the /etc/vmware/hostd/config.xml file with the following steps:
- Using a text editor, open the /etc/vmware/hostd/config.xml file for the ESXi host.
- Within the
<config></config>tag, add the following code.
- Save and close the file.
- Reboot the host.
After you deactivate this support, you can still enter non-ASCII characters for virtual machine names. vSphere user interfaces display the virtual machine names in the non-ASCII characters, but ESXi converts the actual file and directory names to ASCII strings.