Hi, I need some help understanding something.
We have Rapid 7 and they are scanning our ESXi hosts with it. We just got a whole new HCI setup and deployed it and they want to scan the ESXi nodes in it. I wasn't involved in this in the old infra, so this is the first time I am configuring this.
What I don't understand is that we define a service account for R7 to use... but the scan will not work unless we have the SSH server started and open... This doesn't make sense to me as I thought the only way to allow SSH access to a server is to go thru and add a user at the ESXi user level and allow them SSH access... but this service account is only defined at the host level GUI... so how can it use SSH?
i had a similar issue in the past.
A customer had need a local ssh user on esxi hosts different from root
i resolved in this way:
warning: with read-only permission, the ssh access don't work!
I hope this help you