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HOW TO: Enable SSH Remote Access on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0)

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)
EE Fellow, 2xMVE, Expert of the Year 2017-2011, Scribe 2016-2012, Author of the Year 2018-6,2013-2012 VMware vExpert Pro, vExpert 2020-2011
In this step by step video tutorial, we will show you HOW TO: Enable SSH Remote Access on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0). This is important if you need to enable SSH remote access for additional troubleshooting of the ESXi host.

For more guidance and a step by step tutorial with screenshots, which supports this video, please see the following article which this video is based on HOW TO: Enable SSH Remote Access on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0)

Video Steps

1. Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) using the vSphere Host Client (ESXi), or Web Client.

Using a web browser connect directly to the ESXi server.

2. Enable SSH and Console Shell.

Select and enable SSH Secure Shell and ESXi Console.

3. Test SSH Connection.

Using the Windows application PuTTY or another SSH client, connect to the IP address of the ESXi host server.
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