You enable SSH on the Skyline Collector appliance in Region B before enabling NTP, changing certificates, and enabling logging.


  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local/ui.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name administrator@vsphere.local
      Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. In the VMs and templates inventory, expand the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local tree and expand the lax01-m01dc data center.
  3. In lax01-m01fd-mgmt virtual machine folder, right-click the lax01sky01 appliance and select Open Console.
  4. In the console to the appliance, press Enter to switch to the command prompt.
  5. At the command prompt, log in as the root user by using skyline_root_password password.
  6. Open the SSH daemon configuration in the vi editor by running this command.
    vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config
  7. To permit SSH login for the root user, set the PermitRootLogin property to yes in the sshd_config file.
    PermitRootLogin yes
  8. Save the configuration and exit the vi editor.
  9. Restart the SSH daemon on the virtual appliance by running this command.
    systemctl restart sshd
  10. To return to the original screen, run the exit command.
  11. Close the virtual appliance console.