Friday, 2 January 2009

Activation of SSH on VMWare ESXi server

How can I SSH to an ESXi hosts?

By default this isn’t possible. But there’s a way to get this working, just do the following:

- Go to the ESXi console and press alt+F1
- Type: unsupported
- Enter the root password
- At the prompt type “vi /etc/inetd.conf”
- Look for the line that starts with “#ssh” (you can search with pressing “/”)
- Remove the “#” (press the “x” if the cursor is on the character)
- Save “/etc/inetd.conf” by typing “:wq!”
- Restart the management service “/sbin/ restart”


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