Disable console warnings in vSphere 5/vCenter 5

When you install a new vSphere host, you might make configuration changes—such as enabling SSH access—that place the host into a constant warning mode in vCenter, as shown in the figure below.  Note also that you receive a big yellow warning box near the top of the console window.

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Most administrators are aware that they’ve made these changes and consider them as normal, so they shouldn’t be constant warnings.  You can disable these warnings by:

  1. From the vCenter inventory, select the ESXi host showing the error.
  2. Open that host’s Configuration tab.
  3. In the Software section, choose Advanced Settings.
  4. In the left-hand column, choose UserVars.
  5. Find the variable named UserVars.SuppressShellWarning; it’s near the bottom.
  6. Change the value for the variable to 1.
  7. Click OK.

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When you’re done, the warnings will be gone.

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