Enable the Secure Shell (SSH) to access the ESXi Shell remotely by using SSH.


  1. To enable or disable the Secure Shell (SSH), right-click Host in the VMware Host Client inventory.
  2. Select Services from the drop-down menu and select Secure Shell (SSH).
  3. Select a task to perform.
    • If SSH is enabled, click Disable to disable it.
    • If SSH is disabled, click Enable to enable it.