akutz
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A new VI plugin - Console - Integrated host access via SSH

Console is a VI 2.5 client plugin that adds a new tab called "Console" to the list of tabs on the left (these are called views) when a host server is selected. The "Console" tab contains an integrated SSH client that can be used to open a console connection to ESX 2.5-3.x servers (not 3i). Using the plugin is quite simple:

1. Select a host server in the VI 2.5 client inventory on the left-hand side.

2. A tab will appear on the right-hand side of the VI 2.5 client called "Console".

3. Click the tab and the contents of the tab (also known as a view) reveal an integrated SSH client capable of (at the moment) password authentication.

4. Input a username and password for the currently selected host server (remember, shell accounts are separate credentials from VC accounts), and click the "Connect" link.

5. If the username and password were correct then you will now be connected to the host server via SSH. Don't have too much fun!

You can download this plugin from the above link or just visit VIPlugins.com. Coming soon - An updated VMware Plugin guide that describes how to create views!

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i814t
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Contributor

This is a nice option for the ESX nodes but can it be extended to support virtual machines with a running sshd service as well?

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rick-vanover
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Enthusiast

Making a SSH call to the VM's would function like this one: http://www.juxtapositiontechnologies.com but instead of RDP it would be SSH.

Interesting point, as if you start doing this type of stuff in the VIC, then it becomes more of a system administration tool than a virtual environment administration portal.

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IRQ2006
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Enthusiast

Thanks very useful plugin, one issue with the Enter key when moving to use the console on the next ESX host

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markroe
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Contributor

the link is broken.Has the software been taken off the net. ?

Is there any posibility of anyone who has a copy make it availble to download

thanks

mark

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akutz
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NYSDHCR
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Enthusiast

what folder do you copy the dlls to?

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