How to allow login to VMware ESX Server with SSH ?

I was facing a problem to login the ESX through winSCP client then i found the solution ..

  1. Go to the service console on the physical server & login
  2. vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config
  3. Change the line that says PermitRootLogin from “no” to “yes”
  4. do service sshd restart

And my problem was solved…

I don’t have any problems with SFTP or SCP using WinSCP 3.0.

Make SURE you are not trying to connect SFTP with root user access. By default, remote root login is disabled.

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