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ESX putty -ssh commands from linux command line?

ESX putty -ssh commands from linux command line?

ESX putty -ssh commands from linux command line?


An engineer created an account for me on ESX thru Linux command line.

He typed from Start/Run (I think, not sure where he did this from)something like "putty -ssh (his account)...

My question is.. did he do this from a Windows client in order to get him to ESX root? I will be taking over his position and am a bit shy in asking "how" he got there at this time..

Well anyway, when he did get to the command line for Linux, he then typed something like "useradd (then my user account)"

I am just trying to wrap this around in my mind to where he ran putty from in order to get to this ESX unit...

thanks for any feedback


RE: ESX putty -ssh commands from linux command line?

Putty is a standard SSH client (and it is available for Windows).  As Linux is at the core of VMware ESX, you can use SSH to access it.  He probably logged himself on with either root access or an equivalent administrative account. Useradd is a standard Linux command for adding users.

If you are not sure of anything, do not be shy or intimidated by someone more experienced, ask questions. If this engineer is not one who likes to help, then you should reach out in forums (like this one) and perform a little a bit of research
via google.


RE: ESX putty -ssh commands from linux command line?

thank you HTH, after trailing thru some things I was able to do what he did..
I appreciate it


RE: ESX putty -ssh commands from linux command line?

You can always use the history command once you are logged in as root and see what commands where issued by that user as well.  If he used a different user, root can change that accounts password and once logged in use the history command to see what happened.  Just another option.


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RE: ESX putty -ssh commands from linux command line?

thanks to all, I looged in as root on backend of ESX, was able to add a user so that he can help manage the ESX hosts and is now building VMs!

its a beautiful thing and thanks to all!


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