If the edge gateway for your organization virtual data center has been converted to an advanced edge gateway, you can enable SSH command-line access to the edge gateway.


To use the vCloud Director tenant portal to work with edge gateway services, the edge gateway must be converted to an advanced edge gateway. You can do this on the edge gateway in the vCloud Director Web console or from the tenant portal. For details on performing this step from the tenant portal, see Convert an Edge Gateway to an Advanced Edge Gateway.


  1. Open Edge Gateway Services.
    1. Navigate to Networking > Edges.
    2. Select the edge gateway to edit, and click Configure Services.
  2. Click the Edge Settings tab.
  3. Configure the SSH settings.
    Option Description



    Retype Password

    Enter the credentials for SSH access to this edge gateway.

    By default, the SSH username is admin.

    Password Expiry Enter the expiration period for the password, in days.
    Login Banner Enter the text to be displayed to users when they begin an SSH connection to the edge gateway.
  4. Turn on the Enabled toggle.

What to do next

Configure the appropriate NAT or firewall rules to allow SSH access to this edge gateway.