How to: enable SSH shell on ESXi hosts

Let’s see how to enable the SSH shell of an VMware ESXi host version 5.5.

The first step is to download the vSphere Client 5.5 using this link.

Install the package and open the application. Specify the IP address of the ESXi host and the user credentials:

Enable SSH shell on ESXi hosts

The click on Inventory:

Enable SSH shell on ESXi hosts

Select from the left list the ESXi host and click on Configuration:

Enable SSH shell on ESXi hosts

Click on Security Profiles and then on Properties:

Enable SSH shell on ESXi hosts

You will find the SSH daemon stopped. Select it and click on Options:

Enable SSH shell on ESXi hosts

Select Start and stop with host and click on Start:

Enable SSH shell on ESXi hosts

The SSH daemon is up and running now! It’s time to use it :)

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