You can enable SSH for troubleshooting purposes.

As a best practice, disable SSH in a production environment, and activate it only to troubleshoot problems that you cannot resolve by other means. Leave it enabled only while needed for a specific purpose and in accordance with your organization's security policies. If content management is enabled, then SSH is enabled automatically and it cannot be disabled. Force disablement of SSH causes failure of Content Lifecycle Management functionality.


  1. From the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager dashboard, click Lifecycle Operations and click Settings.
  2. Click System Details, under Network Information, enter the Host Name, IP Address, IP Address Type, Netmask and Gateway fields.
  3. Enter the Preferred DNS and Alternate DNS address.
    Note: SSH is enabled by default.
  4. Click SAVE.