Friday, August 29, 2008

Enable SSH on ESXi

Don't normally bother writing blogs that just reference another blog, but this one gem me a while to find, so if only for my own reference I'm copying it here:

  • Go to the ESXi console and press alt+F1
  • Type: unsupported
  • Enter the root password
  • At the prompt type “vi /etc/inetd.conf”
  • Look for the line that starts with “#ssh” (you can search with pressing “/”)
  • Remove the “#” (press the “x” if the cursor is on the character)
  • Save “/etc/inetd.conf” by typing “:wq!”
  • Restart the management service “/sbin/ restart”

    Original entry was here, nice one :)

  • 1 comment:

    .myke said...

    the '' no longer works you should now ps | grep inetd and kill -HUP [PID]