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warning for ESXi Shell and SSH appear on an ESXi 5 host

In my lab environment, I saw that one my of Esxi host is a showing a warning message that Remote SSH and ESXi Shell for the host has been enabled. Now this is a very good and helpful message. This helps the administrators to know that remote access has been enabled just in case they forget to close the session once the troubleshooting/maintenance has been performed on that server.

 

 

 

In earlier version i.e 4.x disabling the remote access was the only way to get rid of the warning message but in vSphere 5.0 things have changed. To disable these warning messages

  1. Select the ESXi host from the Inventory.
  2. Select Advanced Settings from the Software menu.
  3. Navigate to UserVars > UserVars.SupressShellWarning. (This you will find at the very bottom)
  4. Set the value from 0 to 1.
  5. Click OK.

I don't think it should be disabled.

The above information was taken from kb article -2003637

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