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Enable SSH in ESXi 3.5 and 4.0

25/06/2009 12:45

Use the following procedure to enable the ssh functionality in ESXi so you can remotely connect to the host with putty etc.


1. ALT-F1
2. unsupported - (you will not see this appear on the screen)
3. enter the root password
4. vi /etc/inetd.conf
5. delete the “#” from ssh entries
6. services.sh restart / or restart the host


This is a completely unsupported procedure by VMware and is recommended by them only use this mode if directed to by VMware Technical Support.

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