Remotely Granting Shell access to Root
Grant Shell access to Root
By default, ROOT no longer has the ability to SSH into the ESX server.
This can be re-enabled for ease of administration. If you are at the console, skip directly to the PUTTY commands.
|Add Service Account User via VI Client
|Add Temp Service Account with Shell Privilege.
|PUTTY to 172.27.32.111
Log in as our temp VMService account and type su – and the ROOT password.
|Type nano –w /etc/ssh/sshd_config
Find PermitRootLogin no and add #
|Restart sshd by typing service sshd restart
|Remove Temp VMService Account