VMware ESXi 5 - Secure the server with a valid SSL certificate

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7. Disabling the SSH protocol on the ESXi server

Since you no longer need the SSH service and the ESXi server notifies you that the SSH service is enabled, we will disable this service.

To do this, go back to "Configuration -> Security Profile" and click Properties in the upper right.

Select the SSH service and click "Options".

Click Stop, and then click OK.

Now the SSH service is stopped.

And the message about the SSH service has disappeared.

8. Test the secure connection

Since our SSL certificate is valid for the "esxi5.informatiweb.lan" domain, we will reconnect to our ESXi server with its domain name.

Now, the vSphere Client will no longer show warnings about the server's SSL certificate.