Enable the login to the vSphere Data Protection appliance in the Consolidated SDDC over Secure Shell (SSH) as the root user. You connect to the appliance over SSH to install custom certificates and to perform troubleshooting operations.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Consolidated vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. Navigate to the vSphere Data Protection virtual appliance sfo01w01vdp01.
  3. Right-click sfo01w01vdp01 and select Open Console to open the remote console to the appliance.
  4. Log in using the following credentials. 

    Setting

    Value

    User name

    root

    Password

    vdp_default_root_password

  5. Run the following console command to open the sshd_config file for editing.
    vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config
  6. Remove the # comment from the beginning of the line #PermitRootLogin yes.




  7. Run the following command in the vi editor to save the file and exit the editor.
    :wq!
  8. In the console, restart the SSH service to update the running configuration.
    /etc/init.d/sshd restart
  9. Log out and close the console to the appliance.