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SSH to ESXi via KLC


If you are having a problem Authenticating when trying to SSH into an ESXi host after following the steps here under the Live Connect to SSH Assets section, see below.


First, you must enable Password Authentication on the ESXi host by adding this line to /etc/ssh/sshd_config:

PasswordAuthentication yes

Then you need to restart the SSH daemon by using the command below:
/etc/init.d/SSH restart

To check all available authentication methods (from the ESXi host itself) use this command:
ssh -v hostname (Look for the PasswordAuthentication set to YES)
i.e - $ssh -v localhost 

Lastly, attempt to SSH via KLC again to the ESXi host. 

Applies to:

All KLC versions 9.4 and up


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