Remove the SSH warning in vSphere Client

By default when enabling SSH Access to a vSphere Host we will get a constant warning message about SSH.
In this tutorial we will explain how to remove that warning.


Having SSH enabled gives us a better way to Configure and Troubleshoot the vSphere Host, but This generates a security issue of exposing your vSphere host to SSH attacks.
VMware recommends using VMA instead of SSH – it has a lite SSH Access to the vSphere Host.

In order to remove the SSH warning select the specific host,
select the Configuration tab and then Advanced Settings under Software.


Find the UserVars category and the UserVars.SuppressShellWarning variable.
Change the value from default 0 to 1 and the SSH warning will immediately disappear.

*. if wanting the warning to reappear just change the setting back to zero again.

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