Enable SSH on ESXi

VMware ESXi is nice because it is a stripped free version on ESX. The problem is that the only way to manage it is from the VMware .NET GUI. Unless…

On the ESXi console :

  • Hit Alt-F1;
  • Enter unsupported (nothing will appear on the screen) then “Enter”;
  • Enter the superuser password ;
  • Run the vi /etc/inetd.conf command and find the “SSH” related line.
  • Uncomment the line and save the changes.

Restart the ESXi server pour apply changes.

Now you should be able to remotely connect to the ESXi server using the SSH protocol.

Kudos ManGuE!

Source Activer un accès SSH à Vmware ESXi

Author: Joel Carnat

@work Technical Architect and SysAdmin ; @home OpenBSD and FOSS, Karate, Kobudō, Jōdō, Bodyweight workout, Photography & Music

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