SSH on ESXi

sam.aaron/ June 12, 2010/ Daily, ESXi, VMware/ 0 comments

I’ve had to google this too many times. So I figure if I make it a post in my blog, I might retain the information.

1. Go to the ESXi console and press alt+F1
2. Type: unsupported
3. Enter the root password(No prompt, typing is blindly)
4. At the prompt type “vi /etc/inetd.conf
5. Look for the line that starts with “#ssh” (you can search with pressing “/”)
6. Remove the “#” (press the “x” if the cursor is on the character)
7. Save “/etc/inetd.conf” by typing “:wq!
8. Restart the management service “/sbin/services.sh restart

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