Retrospect Virtual - Error: Failed to establish SSH connection to VMware host


If you are attempting to connect to an ESXi host while creating a backup set and are met with the above error, do the following:

  1. Log into your ESXi server’s embedded host client using the IP address or domain name

  2. Select Manage on the left navigation bar

  3. Select the Services tab at the top

  4. Select TSM-SSH and select Start

You should be able to create your backup set now.

Last Update: October 19, 2020