I suspect that all the monitors are VGA and DVI. Kept meaning to order some HDMI to VGA adapters for this sort of thing...
I much prefer to administrate Linux systems over SSH and so when I set up a new Pi, before I insert the SD card into it and boot, from the PC I used to write the card out I:
- change it's hostname to something unique by editing /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts
- enable SSH by creating an empty file called "ssh" on the boot partition
That way when the Pi is booted I can log in with:
$ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
Assuming I changed the hostname to meatandpotato and I'm logging in from another Linux system. Not sure if you use a different suffix to "local" for an mDNS name on Mac or Windows...