Cool Tools – ssh autoconnect


Very handy and easy to set up tool, is a vSphere client plugin.Plugin allows lunch SSH terminal to ESX(i) server directly from vSphere client. Wondering if author has in plans integrate it with vSphere Web Client, would be awesome.

  • Download from project  website, see link at the end of blog post.
  • extract sshautoconnect  files into  vSphere client plugin folder, default location is:
C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Plugins


  • in a folder there a two files:
    • DLL library
    • XML – config files
  • Edit XML file and complete configuration sections
sshautocnnect configuration file

sshautocnnect configuration file

  • Restart vSphere client, right click on the ESX(i) host and from drop down menu new feature available.
ssAutconnect sphere client intergeneration

SSH Autconnect sphere client intergeneration

[box type=”download”] Download and detailed information can be found on project page[/box]

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Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).

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