...you can browse datastore contents and host files using a Web browser. Connect to the following location:
You can view datacenter and datastore directories from this root URL...
I knew you could browse the datastores this way as there is a link from the main welcome page, but the
/hostURL is news to me. Log in with the root account, and it brings up a page titled Configuration files with links to view a bunch of important - you guessed it - configuration files.
Not too terribly interesting, but I can already see myself hitting this URL just to get the vSphere license key or double check that the proper entries are in an ESX server's