Just like in ESXi 3.5, you need to enable SSH in ESXi 4.o , Remember this voids any support.
http://malaysiavm.com has a write up on it, http://malaysiavm.com/blog/how-to-enable-ssh-in-vsphere-4i/
- First, you press Alt + f1 then type “unsupported” and press enter.
- You will see the prompt for password after this. Key in the root password you had previously configure, and you will be able to log in to the service console.
- Follow by that, do a vi /etc/inetd.conf and look for #ssh. Remove the # and save the file after this.
- Go to /sbin, and run this command ./services.sh restart