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Posted on 2009-07-13
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Hello,
 I'm very new to VMware and I'm trying to get SSH working so I can use Symantec System Recovery to Create a VM of a physical machine (I guess it says I need to have SSH enabled to copy the files.) I went through the proceedure I found online but I'm not having any luck. The machine is local on my network and I am able to ping and get to the box by using the infrastructure client. I have disabled my firewall on my PC and still no SSH. I've used putty and I keep getting a connection refused message
Here is the procedure I followed:

   1.  Go to the ESXi console and press alt+F1
   2. Type: unsupported
   3. Enter the root password(No prompt, typing is blindly)
   4. At the prompt type vi /etc/inetd.conf
   5. Look for the line that starts with #ssh (you can search with pressing /)
   6. Remove the # (press the x if the cursor is on the character)
   7. Save /etc/inetd.conf by typing :wq!
   8. Restart the management service /sbin/services.sh restart

I've restarted the machine completely and haven't had any luck.

VMware Server 3i 3.5.0 build 123629


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Hi, this is the right procedure, and if you have rebooted the esx it should work (after update 2 the management service restart command does not work). Check the line #ssh, are all spaces gone in that line (before the ssh)?
Are you sure, everything is allright in your localhost (firewall)?
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I just got in. I'm not really sure what was going on but I redid all the steps including the extra directions to kill the proc-id. I didn't see a proc-id though for anything. I restarted the server and I finally was able to get in. very strange. Thanks though.
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