Using putty to remote into an esx server

Posted on 2009-04-15
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I am trying to use PuTTY to log into an esx server.  When I log in to root on the esx consol with my password, it works just fine.  But when I am at a remote location it keeps giving me an error that the password is wrong.  Is there a default password, or a setting that I need to change to be able to log in?
Question by:irneddy
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    Accepted Solution

    in sshd-confing file, do u have this line enable, permit root login =yes

    Author Comment

    I know this sounds basic, but what is the code to change the sshd config?
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    Expert Comment

    haahah LOL
    if you didnot tested the solution why did you accepted the answer!!!


    cd /etc/ssh
    vi sshd_config

    look for permit root  login = yes
    if you want to Edit this file
    then  press I
    afer edit complete

    then  press ESc


    it will save the file ( if you edited anything)

    if you dont edit the file then


    if you change anything then restart the service

    service sshd restart

    anyway : what Os do you have ??

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