A. To enable remote access to ESX via SSH, go to the ESX console, press Alt-F1, and log in. (To get back to the default ESX screen, press Alt-F11.)
- Type the command
- Modify the PermitRootLogin from no to yes. Use the Delete key to delete the no, press Insert, then type "yes."
- Press the ESC key, enter
:wqthen press Enter.
- Restart sshd using the command
service sshd restart
If you're looking for a good SSH client for Windows, I recommend PuTTY.Related Reading:
- Feature for Feature: VMware ESX Server versus Microsoft Hyper-V
- Q. What is ESX Server 3i?
- Q. What are the types of Virtual Switch available in VMware ESX?
- Q. I heard that VMware ESX allows you to overcommit memory, which means it pages out the memory of guests to a file, giving very poor performance. Is this true?
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