VMware ESXi – How to Enable SSH on ESXi host
There are multiple ways, how to enable SSH Service on your ESXi host.
Press F2 and log in under root account to your ESXi host, in system configuration
go to Troubleshooting Options and Enable SSH
- vSphere Client
Log in under root account to your ESXi host and navigate to ESXi Host > Configuration >
Security Profile > SSH > Start SSH Service.
- ESXi Embedded Host Client (only in ESXi 6.0)
Go to https://ESXiIPaddress/ui/#/login and log in under root account. Click to Actions > Services > Enable Secure Shell (SSH)
or go to the Host > Manage > Services > TSM-SSH > Start
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