Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Allow SSH access for root user

SSH is blocked by default for the root user.

To enable the root access
Edit the file /etc/ssh/sshd_config
You need to change the value PermitRootLogin to Yes
Needs a reboot

To open the Firewall Ports on your ESX Host:

To allow access to ESX Server for a service or management agent
1 Log on to the VI Client and select the server from the inventory panel.

The hardware configuration page for this server appears.
2 Click the Configuration tab and click Security Profile.

Select the SSH Client and SSH Server checkbox and click OK.

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