This is useful if you would like to implement ISCSI installations through a Windows NFS service.
Also to upload ISO’s to the HDD of the server so you can setup new VM’s.
Here is how you do it:
- Press Alt+F1 on the ESXi console (dont mistake the console for the admin-client GUI).
- Type in without quotes “unsupported”
- This will give you console access to the server.
- Type in your root password to login
- You should now have a Linux prompt.
- We now need to edit inetd.conf through vi, do the following: “vi /etc/inetd.conf”
- Find #ssh in this file (around two pages down or so) and remove the “#” by pressing ‘x’ when the keyboard cursor is next to it.
- Now save the file by typing: “wq!” without quotes.
- You should now be back in the shell prompt.
- Type in “ps aux | grep inetd” without quotes and notice the result, it gives you a number on the left which is the process ID.
- Next type in “kill -HUP <process ID>”
- Try to login through ssh or SCP to the server and it should work.
For SSH client, download putty.
For SCP client download winscp.