How to FTP to ESXi 5.1 host

How to transfer file to ESXi 5.1 host using FTP? I've enabled "FTP Client" on the ESXi host but unable to communicate to the host via port 21.
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Sabeel Ahmed ShakirTech LeadCommented:
You can transfer files in esxi using ssh client. Just login to your server using vshpere client and go configuration and then go to security profiles start ssh service and from the same page go to firewall then enable ssh client and ssh server then save and close.

Now you can transfer files using ssh using winscp or from other linux machines using scp.
cbinayakAuthor Commented:
I've logged in to the ESXi host via Putty through SSH. I have a Windows Host with the following IP and want to transfer an ISO file from the ESXi host to the Windows Server. What should be the command to do that considering the below information-

Server Role - ESXi
Host Name - ESX1

Server Role - Windows 2012 Server
Host Name - SERVER1

File to copy - /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/ISO/win_2k8.iso
Sabeel Ahmed ShakirTech LeadCommented:
in widows machine install winscp... and login esxi with winscp with ip and credentials.

Once logged in navigate to /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/ISO/win_2k8.iso.

In winscp right side panel is windows server and left side panel is esxi.

Just navigate to /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/ISO/win_2k8.iso on right side of winscp and drag and drop the content to left side.

Hope this answers your question.

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cbinayakAuthor Commented:
Thank you Sabeel. The steps you provided will certainly help.

Andrew, the articles are really helpful but I have different requirement.
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