UPDATE (March 16, 2011):There is no need in this trick starting from the ESXi 4.1. You can configure it.
- got to your VMware ESXi host
- press Alt-F1
- then type “UNSUPPORTED” and press <enter>
- login with your root login and password
- edit the inetd.conf file by typing “vi /etc/inetd.conf“
- remove the comment # in front of the SSH lines
- reboot your ESXi server
For a Windows service, you can increase the default time-out setting to allow for the service to start. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
- Locate the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
- On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
- Type ServicesPipeTimeout, and then press ENTER.
- Right-click ServicesPipeTimeout, and then click Modify.
- In the Value data box, type the desired time-out value in milliseconds (ms), and then click OK. For example, if the new service time-out should be 60 seconds, type 60000 in the Value data box.
- On the File menu, click Exit.
- Restart the computer.
Note: You must restart the computer for the Service Control Manager to apply this change.