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  • 1.  enabling putty (ssh) to esxi

    Posted Apr 18, 2011 05:43 PM

    Hey guys, is this supported, I didn't find a KB article on this.

    We need to run some EMC grabs on the hardware and need to open this up first.

    Please advise,

    Matthew



  • 2.  RE: enabling putty (ssh) to esxi

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Apr 18, 2011 05:46 PM


  • 3.  RE: enabling putty (ssh) to esxi

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Apr 18, 2011 05:49 PM

    On ESX4i

    1. alt-f1 (Note: As pointed out below, you will not see your typing on this screen, just trust us, it is there).
    2. unsupported
    3. root pw
    4. vi /etc/inetd.conf
    5. delete the “#” from ssh
    6. services.sh restart

    I’ve also poked around a bit, and found that while scp works, sftp  does not. Also note that some commenters had to do the following to get  this to work: ps aux |grep inetd (getting the PID) and then kill -HUP  PID

    OR

    Other thing is > VI client in host > Configuration > Security Profile > Remote Tech Support (SSH) > Options > Start Automatically > Reboot Host to apply this new rule



  • 4.  RE: enabling putty (ssh) to esxi

    Posted Apr 18, 2011 05:47 PM

    If this is 4.1 then you can enable from the DCUI interface under Troubleshooting Tools.

    Or Tech Support mode
    http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003677



  • 5.  RE: enabling putty (ssh) to esxi
    Best Answer

    Posted Apr 18, 2011 05:49 PM

    Hey guys, is this supported, I didn't find a KB article on this

    Until 4.1 it is not supported (but works).



  • 6.  RE: enabling putty (ssh) to esxi

    Posted Apr 18, 2011 05:50 PM

    ....and finally

    vim-cmd hostsvc/enable_remote_tsm
    vim-cmd hostsvc/start_remote_tsm