For remote troubleshooting or other stuff, you can enable SSH on your VMware ESXi 5.5 host. You can do this on the VMware ESXi host itself or you can do this directly from the VMware vSphere Client.
On the vSphere Client click on the configuration tab
Click on Security Profile
Now open the Properties tab so you cen see the Security Profile properties and the Remote Access services.
Select the SSH Service and click on Options. This will open up a new Windows where you can start the SSH service for your VMware ESXi 5.5 host and also set the startup properties for the service.
Now you should be able to access your VMware vSphere ESXi host via SSH. If you have any problems to connect you should also check out the firewall of your ESXi server.enable, ESXi, ESXi 5.5, ESXi Server, SSH, VMware, vSphere, vSphere 5.5, vSphere Client Last modified: January 12, 2019