Introducing the “Putty for Mac” Yearly Subscription plan

Introducing the “Putty for Mac” Yearly Subscription plan

Stay current, stay connected, remain efficient! Your Premium Subscription guarantees you remain ‘current’, which means you have full access to new features and updates when they come out (historically, that’s 3 to 4 times per year).

Yearly payment plan

A Yearly plan is an automatically recurring payment. You pay once every year until you decide to cancel. There is no minimum term – you can cancel after the first payment if you wish and you will still have access to the software for the period you have paid for. You will receive software updates for the duration of your subscription. The yearly plan works out as better value over the longer term in comparison to the monthly plan. Get a Yearly subscription.

The standard version with three months of upgrades and support can still be purchased here.

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Connecting to a ESX or ESXi host with Putty on MacOS

Many necessary administrative functions on ESXi requires SSH access. For example, offline bundles, third party management utilities, backup utilities, and many other tasks require you to log in to the ESXi console, via SSH or physically. This post will guide you through the process of enabling the SSH service, and opening up the firewall to allow access. This process works on all versions of ESXi, including the newer versions such as 5, 5.5, and 6. Lets get started.

Enabling SSH on an ESXi host

There are two steps involved in getting SSH access set up on an ESXi host.

  • Enabling the SSH service
  • Opening port 22 (SSH port) on the firewall

First, log into the VMware vSphere Client. You can login directory to the host, or to a vSphere server, it doesn’t matter. Select the host, then navigate to Configuration > Security Profile, once you are there, click on the Properties option to the right of Services.

You can now open up Putty for Mac, and connect using the same credentials you use to connect to the vSphere Client.

Purchase Putty 8.0.0 now and have Telnet SSH FTP SCP on your Mac made easy!