Friday, September 16, 2011

Configure SSH on ESXi 4.0 Host

Steps to configure SSH on ESXi 4.0 Host.

From the main screen on the ESXi host press Alt + F1.

At the next screen type:


and enter the root password when prompted.

Use a text editor to uncomment (remove the hash symbol #) from the beggining of the following line in the file /etc/inetd.conf. Then save the changes:
# ssh stream tcp nowait root /sbin/dropbearmulti dropbear -l

Resatrt the process called inetd by running:

#cat /var/run/
#kill -HUP

Verify the ESXi host is accessible by SSH. To do this from the SSH client, log into the ESX host:

~ # dbclient root@server
The output will be similar to: