Installing ESXi 5.5 on VMware Workstation 11


i3 Processor(Virtualiastion Technology enabled from BIOS)or above with minimum 8GB of RAM.

Install VMware worksation 11 .

First step is to register on VMware portal and download vSphere Hypervizor (ESXi) – current version when that article is written  version is ESxi5.5. Once you register and download software VMware will issue serial number for ESXi as this software is available for free with limited number of features – for details check article on VMware web page “VMware vSphere Architectures Compared“.






Select default settings my case 2 processor 1 core and 4 GB RAM








After that download the vsphere from the web link .




Enable SSH

First log into the ESXi console, bring up the logon box by pressing the <F2> button.

VMware vSphere How to enable SSH

At the “Authentication Required” logon window enter your login username and password, then press the <Enter> key to continue.

VMware ESXi 5.1 Enable SSH

From the “System Customization” screen scroll down to “Troubleshooting Options” and press the <Enter> key.

VMware vSphere 5.1 Enable SSH

You’ll now see four options under the “Troubleshooting Mode Options” menu, from here you toggle between enabling and disabling the “ESXi Shell” and/or “SSH”.  By highlighting the relevant option and pressing the <Enter> key you can toggle between enabling and disabling that part particular option.

As you can see from the screenshot below, if the option giving you the option to “Enable” it then that means that the setting is currently disabled.

Enable SSH vSphere

In this example I want to enable SSH on the ESXi 5.x host so I highlight the relevant line and then press the <Enter> key.

Disable SSH vSphere ESXi




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