VMware Vsphere 6.0 MKS error when opening console

I am getting an error message when I am trying to launch the console in vSphere 6.0
Error: Unable to connect to the MKS: SSL required  (earlier it was  internal error)
Tired many suggestions but nothings seems to be working.

I hit upon this link: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1017022

I would like to edit the specific file: Edit the /etc/vmware/config file

    Change the value for security.host.ruissl = "FALSE" to "TRUE"

How, can I do it using  the Datastore Brower. I would like to know  which specific file has this  config file in the datastore browser.

Also, any other suggestion would be appreciated.
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John SalleSenior IT Systems EngineerCommented:
Are you trying to access the vSphere console remotely/through a firewall? I've often run into this when I don't have all the required ports open for access.
John SalleSenior IT Systems EngineerCommented:
To answer your question, you can't edit background files with the Datastore browser. You can, however, enable SSH access and connect to the back end with PuTTY to edit that file.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
To edit that file, you need to edit it on the console using vi, or remotely via SSH.

or easier if you are not familiar with vi, use WinSCP from Windows, you can then just browse to the location, and edit the file, in Windows, no need to use Putty.


Part 5: HOW TO: Enable SSH Remote Access on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1)
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cgeorgeisaacAuthor Commented:
I disabled the firewall and it did not work.    I enabled SSH and that too did not work.  Is  there a simple guide to edit files in vSphere 6.0 please ( I can view the files - no issues) ? Thanks.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Does SSH work?

Simplest method of editing a file, is via WinSCP.

otherwise you will need to understand how to use vi.

I can tell you how to use vi, if you have the patience.
John SalleSenior IT Systems EngineerCommented:
First you need to follow the link that Andrew provided to enable SSH on the VMware ESXi host. It's for 5.1 but should be the same with 6. I think you mentioned you already did that, so we'll move on.

Now download and install WinSCP from here: http://winscp.net/eng/download.php

Go ahead and run WinSCP. You'll get a Login - WinSCP window. Put in the IP address of your VM host, username is root, with your VMware root password. (If you have a different login you can use that here as well). Leave everything else as default.

Go ahead and click Login and WinSCP will try and connect. You should see a Warning message asking you to add the host key to a cache. Go ahead and click "Yes" to this.

Next it should connect and show two directory listings on each side. The left side is your local computer, the right side is the VMware host. On the right you can browse to /etc/vmware/ and right click on the 'config' file.

Select Edit and it will bring it up in a text editor.

Make the changes you need, then click the save icon in the upper left and close it. That should do it!

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cgeorgeisaacAuthor Commented:
John and  Andrew. The WinSCP  worked perfectly well. Thank for the very well explained steps.
Andrew -  Yes I need to understand how to use vi and would appreciate your explanation. Thanks again.
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