To Enable SSH from vSphere Client, just follow this simple steps from : Very simple and it works Greaat…..Thanks for that. In the first post I wrote how you can enable SSH on the ESXi 5.0 host. In this post I show you how you can enable or activate SSH on the ESXi 5.0 hosts via the vSphere Client. First start the vSphere Client Select the ESXi host in the configurations tab Select Security Profile Click on Properties in the upper right corner and you will get the a popup with all the services on this ESXi 5.0 hosts. Select the SSH service and press the Options button. Now you can start the services and set the startup options press okay and you are done..