VMware Cloud Director Availability does not allow Secure Shell (SSH) access by default. To connect to the VMware Cloud Director Availability appliance by using an SSH client, first you must allow the SSH access in the management interface.

Prerequisites

Verify that VMware Cloud Director Availability is successfully deployed in the site.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the management interface of the Cloud Replication Management Appliance.
    1. In a Web browser, go to https://Appliance-IP-Address/ui/admin.
    2. Select Appliance login or SSO login and enter the root or the single sign-on user credentials.
    3. Click Login.
  2. In the left pane under Configuration, click Settings.
  3. Under Security settings next to Allow SSH access, click Edit.
  4. In the Allow SSH access window, select Allow SSH access and click Apply.

Results

The VMware Cloud Director Availability appliance now allows SSH connections.

What to do next

You can connect to the VMware Cloud Director Availability appliance by using an SSH client.