Would you like to learn how to configure a Vmware ESXi Security Banner feature? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to configure a Vmware server to display a banner message to console users.

This tutorial was tested on Vmware ESXi 6.5

This tutorial was tested on Vmware ESXi 6.7

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Tutorial - Vmware ESXi Security Banner Configuration

First, you need to access the Vmware web interface.

Open a browser software, enter the IP address of your Vmware ESXi server and access web interface.

vmware web interface

On the prompt screen, enter the administrative login information.

After a successful login, the Vmware dashboard will be displayed.

Vmware web export virtual machine

On the Vmware Dashboard, Access the Manage Menu.

Access the System tab and select the Advanced settings option.

Select Annotations.WelcomeMessage and click on the Edit option.

Vmware ESXi Banner

On the new screen, enter the Banner message configuration desired.

Vmware ESXi Banner message

In our example, the Vmware ESXi server console will present the following message:

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Congratulations! You successfully finished the Vmware ESXi Banner configuration.

Maybe you also want to configure a banner message to remote SSH users of the Vmware ESXi server.

To create a banner to SSH users, access the properties of the following advanced configuration option.

• Config.Etc.issue - Banned displayed before SSH login
• Config.Etc.motd - Banned displayed after SSH login