I would like to leave SSH (Remote Tech Support Mode) enabled on all of my ESXi hosts, but don't want to see that "warning" flag.
When did SSH of all things become a security concern? Of all the protocols utilized by VMWare, SSH is one of the more secure, yet it props up a warning flag when you enable it in ESXi.
Host access is necessary whenever there is some type of issue between vCenter and vSphere, or if there is an issue with the host itself.
Console sucks: There are many mechanisms for attaching to console and they all suck. legacy KVM, KVM over IP, ILO, attaching directly. All tend to be inefficient in some manner.
The SSH interface is faster, more secure, and more efficient than gaining console access.
If I have to restart the VMWare Management service (hostd), it is far quicker for me to do this via SSH than any other means.
Anyone else agree? Is there a way to make this warning message disappear from "vCenter"?
Found a permanent answer that works only for vCenter 5 / ESXi 5:
This setting can also be applied via host profile.
Thanks to this page: