ssh

Using SSH keys to connect to ESXi

    

In VMware ESXi 5, SSH is enabled through the “Configuration / Security Profile / Services” section. When you connect using the root user, you have to specify the root password. If you want to use SSH keys, the only thing you have to do is copy them, over ssh, to a dedicated directory: # cd ~/.ssh # scp id_rsa.pub authorized_keys root@esxi:/etc/ssh/keys-root/ You can now connect to the ESXi using your SSH keys (and the `ssh-agent`).

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Solve OSX keyboard issues running virt-manager through SSH

    

While testing Linux KVM on Debian 6, I choose to access the management tool, virt-manager, from my Mac, running OSX Lion, through an SSH connexion. I’m using a french keyboard and discovered that it was sending garbage to the virtual machines console. I couldn’t even use the default Ctrl+Alt key binding to get out of the console. There are a few tricks to apply to solve this.

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Bigger SSH keys

    

No secrets here, just quick notes on how to generate bigger (safer ?) SSH keys.

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Enable SSH on ESXi

    

VMware ESXi is nice because it is a stripped free version on ESX. The problem is that the only way to manage it is from the VMware .NET GUI. Unless…

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