Enable SSH login for ESXi

Author Johnny Josefsson on February 19, 2010 | Print | Bookmark
Logon to ESXi Console by pressing ALT-F1 keys

Nothing will show on the console screen, type: unsupported You will not get any echo response to the keys you press. Press your Enter key. The console will ask for your root password. At the Password prompt enter your root password.

Once logged in change your working directory to /etc/. Use the vi editor and open: inetd.conf - file Goto line starting with: #ssh - Remove the # char and save the file by pressing ESC key and then typing :wq.

Execute: ps –aef |grep inetd - and find the process id for inetd service. Restart the inetd service, use: kill –HUP

The SSH will now accept remote logins.

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