wrote by Rafael Marangoni, from BR Link team.
By default, the ssh login is disabled on VMware ESXi, in opposite way what it happens on VMware ESX Server.
But, there’s a way to enable SSH Login.
After the system is installed, go to the console screen and type:
ALT + F1
After that, a Black screen will appear (be calm, that is normal), then type:
Next, the Server will prompt for root password. Then you type the root password.
Afterwards, you’ll have shell access. We need to edit the following file:
Uncomment the line that starts with “SSH”. Save the file (it’s a normal vi, ZZ will do that for you).
Now reboot the server:
After it reboots, you should login with SSH on port TCP/22, and user root.