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NAKIVO Backup & Replication requires SSH access enabled in Free ESXi hosts.
To enable SSH in ESXi host with the vSphere Client, follow the steps below:

  1. Select the host and click the Configuration tab.
  2. Click Security Profile > Properties.
    In ESXi 5.x, select TSM-SSHSSH or ESXiShell and click Options.
    In ESXi 4.1, select Local Tech Support or Remote Tech Support (SSH) and click Options.
  3. Choose the desired startup policy and , click Start, and then click OK.
    We recommend choosing Start and stop with host as a startup policy.
  4. Verify that the daemon selected in Step 3 shows as running in the Services Properties window.