Thursday, May 29, 2008

VMWare ESX / Infrastructure Enabling Root SSH

Enable SSH access to VMware ESX server

To allow the root user to login to a VMware ESX Server over the network using SSH, do the following:

1. Go to the service console on the physical server & login
2. vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config
3. Change the line that says PermitRootLogin from “no” to “yes”
4. Restart sshd with command /etc/init.d/sshd restart


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