How to Enable / Disable Root Access on VMware ESX

By default root access disabled in Vmware ESX server, we will see how to enable Root access below

  • Login with root priviledge on Vmware ESX Console
  • vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config
  • search line for PermitRootLogin and change to YES if set as NO.
  • restart SSH service /etc/init.d/sshd restart.
We are good to go, now we have  Enabled / Disabled root access on Vmware ESX.