Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Upgrade to ESXi 5.0 U1 and now cannot putty

Posted on 2013-01-23
3
756 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 119

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 38812627
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
ID: 38812936
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 119
ID: 38813303
Yes, a very different approach, and a new question.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5), Step by Step Tutorial with screenshots. From Download, Checking Media, to Completed Installation.
In this article, I show you step by step with screenshots to assist you - HOW TO: Deploy and Install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (VCSA 6.5), with some helpful tips along the way.
Teach the user how to rename, unmount, delete and upgrade VMFS datastores. Open vSphere Web Client: Rename VMFS and NFS datastores: Upgrade VMFS-3 volume to VMFS-5: Unmount VMFS datastore: Delete a VMFS datastore:
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…

808 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