EFI shell missing from boot menu
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This one had me stumped for a few minutes.

A while ago I was working with a customer that was trying to boot into the EFI shell of a VM. Restarting into the EFI boot menu, they found the EFI shell option was missing:

Turns out, you need power off the machine and disable Secure Boot in the VM’s Boot Options:

From this

To this

Booting the machine you’ll find the EFI Shell:

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Senior Cloud Solutions Architect - Service Providers VMware
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