VMware: No SSH access after upgrade to vSphere 4.1


After upgrading the datacenter from vSphere 4.0 to 4.1 I was unable to connect with my service account “esxuser” by putty or console or Veeam to make some backups, warning message: Access denied

I changed my password a few times.. maybe it was changed, I restarted the SSH service.. no luck.. I created a new account with shell access but still the same deny!



Connect direct your ESX console by VI client, go to Permissions tab and add your service account with Administrator rights:



Yeah, I was able to connect again with my service account.. 🙂


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