SSH connections to VMware ESXi Host

Desired Outcome:
While the VMware Web Client, when I purchase a basic license of VMware (including vCenter) is really good, I’ve heard, I need a means of accessing the VMware host using SSH.

Action Support:

-MacOS has a built in SSH functionality for accessing remote hosts

-Enabled SSH within the ESXi host
-Used the Mac’s built in terminal for SSH vs some downloaded application

/etc/init.d/usbarbitrator status (returns usbarbitrator is running)
esxcli hardware usb passthrough device list (returns a timeout)

Note: Maybe the USB passthrough is not quite enabled

vmware -v (Returns VMware ESXi 6.7.0 build-10302608)
lsusb (Returns nothing)

Note: When not using SSH, my best practice is to back into the host and disable it.

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