Tool: Veeam RootAccess

The russian startup Veeam continues to release free tools to simplify VMware power users’ life.

After Veeam Monitor (which is free when used with VMware Workstation) and Veeam FastSCP, the company launches Veeam RootAccess:

By default ESX Server 3 does not allow remote shell access (ssh) for the root account. Veeam RootAccess Wizard helps you to enable or disable remote root access, or create a regular non-root user account. The newly created non-root user will belong to the default ‘users’ group and will be automatically granted remote ssh access. Su or sudo commands can then be used to elevate to the root account for privileged operations.

Download it here.