Tag: 4.1

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.

Activate SSH on ESXi 4.1 via vSphere Client

Some months ago I wrote a post about how to activate SSH on a ESXi 4.1 via console. But you can also activate SSH with the vSphere Client.

  1. Login to the vSphere Client
  2. Click on the configuration tab
    VMware vSphere Client ESXi
  3. Click on Security profile
  4. VMware vSphere Client ESXi Click on Properties
    VMware vSphere Client ESXi
  5. Click on Remote Tech Support (SSH)
    VMware vSphere Client ESXi
  6. Click on Options and choose the startup policy and click start
    VMware vSphere Client ESXi
  7. Now you can verify that the daemon shows as running in the Services Properties window