Login syntax for ESX 3.5

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Firewalls
NAS devices
VMware
VMware ESX
WINscp
Hi all, I'm trying to get WINscp to log into ESH 3.5 so I can copy the VDMK's to a NAS box as a backup procedure, however not sure why I am getting access denied etc. I have put the entries for the firewall SSH client TCP 22 in and trying using scp or sftp. root@hostname.domainname.net.nz and password etc. What am I doing wrong? Thanks
ASKED: April 21, 2008  10:05 PM
UPDATED: February 5, 2009  2:23 PM

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By default the root account is not allowed to log into the OS remotely using ssh. You should create a basic Unix account and use that to log into the server, then use su to get yourself root permissions.

——-Blithespirit——–

Try using Veeam fastscp, use this to log in and elevate priveleges to root, make sure that the ESX firewall is confioured to allow SSH (should be default)

is a drag and drop program that works great and is free.

Paul

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  • NZSolly
    Hi Mr Denny, have tried now a new user, given, sys, daemon, adm & bin.....still access is denied!!
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  • AmritSingh
    Hi NZSolly, Try providing IP address instead of hostname..
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