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Activate SSH on VMware ESXi 5.1

I already wrote a blog post how you can enable SSH on VMware ESXi 5.0 and VMware ESXi 4.1. As before enabling SSH on VMware ESXi 5.1 or VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 is pretty easy.

  1. On the start screen press F2 for “Customize System”
    VMware ESXi 5.1 startscreen
  2. Login with the local password, and on the settings page select and enter Troubleshooting Options
    VMware ESXi 5.1 Settings
  3. Click on Enable SSH to activate SSH on your VMware ESXi 5.1 host
    VMware ESXi 5.1 enable SSH

If you are running Windows, you should also check out my blog post about how to install SSH on Windows 10 or SSH on Windows Server. I also blogged about how you can use SSH with PowerShell.

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