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Cluster warning for ESXi shell and SSH appear on ESXi 5.x host

This is not something you should do unless you want to “hide” the error message when having the ESXi shell and SSH enabled for ESXi 5.x.

I removed the error messages in my test environment as I know no one is going to connect to the shell, this might be different in corporate enterprise environments.

References:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2003637

To disable these warnings using vSphere Client:

  1. Select the ESXi host from the Inventory.
  2. Click the Configuration tab.
  3. Click Advanced Settings in the Software menu.
  4. Navigate to UserVars > UserVars.SuppressShellWarning.
  5. Set the value from 0 to 1.

Click OK

 

To disable these warnings using esxcli:

  1. Connect to the ESXi host through SSH using root credentials.
  2. Run this command:

To enable these warnings using esxcli:

  1. Connect to the ESXi host through SSH using root credentials.
  2. Run this command:

To disable SSH and warning using vSphere Web Client:

Disable remote access to the ESXi 5.x host

  1. From the vSphere Web Client, select vCenter from the Home menu.
  2. Select Hosts and Clusters under the Inventory Trees.
  3. Expand the tree in the left pane of the vSphere Web Client.
  4. Click the ESXi host with the yellow exclamation and click the Manage tab.
  5. Click Settings and highlight Security Profile.
  6. Scroll to Services and click Edit.
  7. Highlight ESXi Shell and click Stop.
  8. Repeat for SSH, then press OK.

Disable the Warning message

  1. From the vSphere Web Client, select vCenter from the Home menu.
  2. Select Hosts and Clusters under the Inventory Trees.
  3. Expand the tree in the left pane of the vSphere Web Client.
  4. Click the ESXi host with the yellow exclamation and click the Manage tab.
  5. Click Settings and highlight Advanced System Settings.
  6. Locate the parameter UserVars.SuppressShellWarning and click the pencil icon to edit.
  7. Change the value to 1 and press OK.

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