On twitter today Duco asked how to disable esxi shell warning (or SSH) for vSphere 5.0. I knew it was possible so I dug it up. This is the warning Duco is referring to for those who are not familiar with it: “SSH for the host has been enabled” or “ESXi shell for the host has been enabled”. I guess the “exclamation” mark on your host kind of leaves a bad taste.
Now suppressing it is fairly simple. Go to your host, click the configuration tab, click “advanced settings”, go to UserVars” and scroll all the way down to “UserVars.SuppressShellWarning” change the value from 0 to 1. Simple huh!
Yes I know most of you probably don’t have access yet, but this is one of those little things that will come in handy at some point.