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Let’s say that you just installed a new VMware ESX server. You tried to add SSH to it and log in as root. What happened?
It didn’t work, did it?
The firewall allows it, right? You can log in to the physical server console with the same username and password, right? But it still doesn’t work, does it?
Let’s find out how to fix it….
To allow the root user to log in to a VMware ESX Server over the network using SSH, do the following:
- Go to the service console on the physical server and log in
- vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config
- Change the line that says PermitRootLogin from “no” to “yes”
- Do service sshd restart
And your problem is solved…
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David Davis, VCP, CCIE