What you end up seeing on the video console is this message:
If only you could modify the image so that the /boot/loader.conf file so instead of reading:
it could be modify to project on the video console.
I found out that VMWare has the ability to allow remote serial connectivity through telnet. First you add a serial port.
Next you select Direction and choose Server. In the port URL you'll need to map the port number to a new value that is not a well know port number. I chose 10026. You add the url
My_Mac% telnet 10.11.39.145 10026
Connected to 10.11.39.145.
Escape character is '^]'.
Next you can edit the /boot/loader.conf file or add an IP address and turn on telnet/ssh service on the Virtual Junos so you can directly access the device through a management port.