Can we enable to root SSH login on ESX from power cli ?
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Actually root access denied, hence wanted to enable from power cli.
I can login to ESX host from VI client but no ssh.
The procedure is for ESX 4.1 and earlier.Are you really using ESXi nodes with such an old version?
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Yes, client is not ready to invest since they have a plan to migrate vm to cloud which is underway.
Then we are in a bit of a catch 22.You could change the file remotely, but that requires SSH.
Not sure if there are any other methods to enable root SSH access I'm afraid.