Solved

Upgrade to ESXi 5.0 U1 and now cannot putty

Posted on 2013-01-23
3
752 Views
Last Modified: 2013-02-07
We've just upgraded from ESX 4 to  ESXi 5.0 U1 and now cannot connect to any hosts via Putty. We can use vClient to connect to the host as root.  What do we need to do to connect via Putty as we need to install some 3rd pary agents.

Cheers
0
Comment
Question by:kswan_expert
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 117

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
I'll answer you question back to front...

Firstly, it's unlikely, you will be able to install 3rd party agents on ESXi,  ESXi is not the same as ESX. ESXi has no "Linux-like" service console to execute the agent software.

Secondly, to enable SSH and ESXi shell, select Host > Configuration > Security Profile > Properties and select ESXi shell and SSH, options and start them.

See this VMware KB also

Using Tech Support Mode in ESXi 4.1 and ESXi 5.x

Enable SSH and ESXi Shell
0
 

Author Comment

by:kswan_expert
Comment Utility
You again!  (:  Cheers!

I want to install the APC UPS powerchute agents so i guess it's going to be quite different from ESX.
0
 
LVL 117

Expert Comment

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
Comment Utility
Yes, a very different approach, and a new question.
0

Featured Post

Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

Join & Write a Comment

Create your own, high-performance VM backup appliance by installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication directly onto a Synology NAS!
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, the Windows OS we will install is Windows Server 2016.
Teach the user how to install and configure the vCenter Orchestrator virtual appliance Open vSphere Web Client: Deploy vCenter Orchestrator virtual appliance OVA file: Verify vCenter Orchestrator virtual appliance boots successfully: Connect to the …
This video shows you how easy it is to boot from ISO images for virtual machines with the ISO images stored on a local datastore on the ESXi host.

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

9 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now