Disabling ” SSH/ESXi shell for the host has been enabled” warnings

Disabling ” SSH/ESXi shell for the host has been enabled” warnings

When enabling SSH or ESXi shell on a ESXi host you will get a warning in the client summary tab.

This can be disabled by changing the UserVars.SuppressShellWarning to 1. To do this follow the steps below:

  1. Select the ESXi host
  2. Click the Configuration tab
  3. Under Software, choose Advanced Settings
  4. Navigate towards UserVars
  5. Change the value of UserVars.SuppressShellWarning to 1
  6. Save the change by clicking OK

The warning will be gone after this. You can enable it again by changing the value back to 0.

Niels Engelen
Working as a Global Technologist in Product Strategy for Veeam Software with an interest for anything virtual and cloud. Niels is as a VMware Certified Professional (VCP-DCV 4, 5, 6) and a Veeam Certified Architect (VMCA). Niels also gained the VMware vExpert award (2012-2017) and is an ex-PernixPro.
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