Sunday, March 15, 2015

How to enable ssh on the vcenter appliance

SSH is disabled by default on the vcenter appliance in vSphere 6. These are the steps to enable it.

1. Open the console of the appliance using in this case the vsphere client.

2. Press F2 and log in as root.

3. Notice the choices and select Troubleshooting Mode Options.

4. Notice the two options. Select Enable SSH.

5. Press Enter to enable it.

6. Test ssh by using putty for example.

7. Done.


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