- SSH jumpbox (from this jumpbox you should have access to the ESX/ESXi machine)
- PuTTY or Cygwin
So basically we are binding the following ports: 443, 902, and 903 to our localhost using PuTTy in this tutorial.
- Open up PuTTy and configure the settings to look as follows where destIP=your destination IP address of the ESX box ssh -L 443:destIP:443 -L 902:destIP:902 -L 903:destIP:903 user@jumpboxIP
- Edit the hosts file in windows C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts (this is required as esxi relies on dns name and uses local resolution).
Add the entry:
- Open up vSphere client and login with the hostname of the remote ESX box
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