SCP SSH not working between ESXi hosts

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just installed ESXi 5 on two different servers. I'm now trying to copy some files between both from the shell but scp and ssh won't connect.

Of course SSH is enabled.
I can connect using putty or Winscp from a windows machine.

Any help will be really appreciated.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Do you get an error message?

Do you get a prompt from the other server....

e.g.

/tmp # scp test.log root@141.xxx.xxx.15:/tmp/test.log

Host '141.xxx.xxx.15' is not in the trusted hosts file.
(fingerprint md5 de:xx:91:65:xx:xx:30:1f:d7:11:80:1d:xx:12:0f:ec)
Do you want to continue connecting? (y/n) y
Login for root@141.xxx.xxx.15
Password:
test.log                                      100%    0     0.0KB/s   00:00
/tmp #
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Commented:
Are you sure

ESXi shell has been enabled for the host
SSH for the host has been enabled.
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Also note, that you will also need to Add a Firewall Rule for SSH Outgoing

 ssh-outgoing.jpg
Select the host server, Configuration, Security Profile, Properties on Firewall

and Insert a Tick in SSH Client Outgoing

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   Firewall-SSH-Outgoing-Enable
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Also note, that you will also need to Add a Firewall Rule for SSH Outgoing on each Host!

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Done, thanks a lot man. You just taught me about this built in firewall
I used to connect to SSH by enabling SSh service on ESXI but this time dd not work. After enabling the shell and restarting the servic it worked.
Thank you for the help.

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