Friday, April 11, 2008

SSH to ESX 3.5

Most people only have a root account created and wonder why you cant login via ssh with that, you can get to the ssh console but when you try to authenticate you can’t.
This is due to a security best practice and should not really be circumvented, your best course of action is to create another account and SU yourself up to admin.
If you feel the desperate need to enable root to have ssh abilities into your esx box (really not reccomended) then here it is.
on the service console on the esx box physically type:
vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Where you see PermitRootLogin the no needs to be a yes
then type
do service sshd restart

and you are done

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