Enable SSH for ESXi 6.0, VCSA 6.0 and NSX-v 6.2

To enable SSH for ESXi 6.0:

  1. Login to vCenter Server as a user with administrative privileges  (e.g. administrator@vsphere.local)
  2. Go to Hosts and Clusters and select the ESXi host.
  3. Go to Manage > Settings > Security Profile > Services.
  4. Click Edit and select SSH daemon.
  5. Click Start to enable SSH service and status changes to Running.

For an ESXi host, SSH can also be enabled through the DCUI.

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To enable SSH for vCenter Server Appliance 6.0:

  1. Login to vCenter as SSO admin (e.g. administrator@vsphere.local)
  2. Go to Administration > System Configuration.
  3. Click on Nodes and select the vCenter Server.
  4. Go to Manage > Settings > Access.
  5. Click Edit and select the checkbox for SSH Login.
  6. Click OK.

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To enable SSH for NSX-v 6.2:

  1. Login to NSX-v Manager (https://<IP address or hostname>) as admin.
  2. Click on View Summary.
  3. Under System-level Components, click Start for SSH Service.

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