Product Version: 9.3
Last Modified: 19 May 2020
I cannot back up a VM from a Free ESXi host with SSH access disabled.
How can I enable SSH?
NAKIVO Backup & Replication requires SSH access enabled on Free ESXi hosts.
To enable SSH in ESXi host with the vSphere Client, follow the steps below:
- Select the host and click the Configuration tab.
- Click Security Profile > Properties.
In ESXi 5.x, select TSM-SSH, SSH or ESXi Shell and click Options.
In ESXi 4.1, select Local Tech Support or Remote Tech Support (SSH) and click Options.
- Choose the desired startup policy, click Start, and then click OK.
We recommend choosing Start and stop with host as a startup policy.
- Verify that the daemon selected on Step 3 is running in the Services Properties window.
More information on enabling SSH on an ESXi host can be found in VMware KB 2004746.