Connecting to an ESX host using a SSH clientSource: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1019852
This article details steps for connecting to an ESX host using an SSH Client. This video uses the PuTTY SSH Client. The steps in the video are the same for different versions of ESX, but for the video, we used ESX 4.
To create a user in ESX host for using a SSH client:
- Log in to the vSphere Client as a root user.
- Click Users & Groups.
- Right-click on a blank area and click Add.
- Enter a username and password. Confirm your password.
Note: Starting in ESX 4.0, the password needs to be at least 8 characters in length.
- Select Grant shell access to this user and click OK.