In VMware Cloud Foundation, you use SSH for configuring access to the ESXi hosts in Availability Zone 2 and for configuring static routes on the ESXi hosts for the vSAN stretched cluster.


  1. In a Web browser, log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
    Setting Value
    URL https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/ui
    User name administrator@vsphere.local
    Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. Enable SSH.
    1. In the Hosts and clusters inventory, expand the sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree and expand the sfo01-w01dc data center.
    2. Expand the sfo01-w01-shared01 cluster and select the sfo01w01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local host.
    3. On the Configure tab, select System > Services.
    4. Select SSH and click the Start button.
    5. Click the Edit startup policy button, select Start and stop with host, and click OK.
  3. Disable the SSH warning banner.
    1. On the Configure tab for the host, under System, select Advanced system settings.
    2. Click Edit.
    3. In the Filter text box, enter ssh.
    4. Change the value of UserVars.SuppressShellWarning to 1 and click OK.
  4. Repeat this procedure for the remaining ESXi hosts in Availability Zone 2.