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/

  1. First, you press Alt + f1 then type “unsupported” and press enter.
  2. 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.
  3. Follow by that, do a vi /etc/inetd.conf and look for #ssh. Remove the # and save the file after this.
  4. Go to /sbin, and run this command ./services.sh restart

Source Post http://malaysiavm.com/blog/how-to-enable-ssh-in-vsphere-4i/

Written by Roger Lund

VMware and Storage crazy man, vExpert, MN VMUG leader