- Go to the ESXi console and press
- Enter the root password (typing will be blind)
- Once logged in type
- Look for the line that starts with #ssh and remove the # so it starts with ssh (press “x” if the cursor is on the character)
- Save by typing
- Restart the ESXi server & test connecting via ssh.
NOTE: You can also enable telnet access by removing the # infront of the telnet line and I haven’t tested this, as I use secure management networks, however if you follow my post “How to Secure SSH on CPanel and restrict to specific hosts” you can probably use the step 2 bit to change the listening port if you really wanted to