If the edge gateway for your organization virtual datacenter has been converted to an advanced edge gateway, you can use the tenant portal Edge Settings screen to enable SSH command line access to the edge gateway.


To use the vCloud Director tenant portal to work with an edge gateway's settings, 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. Launch Edge Gateway Services by completing the following steps.
    1. Click Network > Edge Gateway.
    2. Select the edge gateway to edit, and click Configure Services.

      The tenant portal opens Edge Gateway Services.

  2. Click the Edge Settings tab.
  3. Configure the SSH settings.





    Retype Password

    Type the credentials to use for SSH access to this edge gateway. By default, the SSH username is admin.

    Password Expiry

    Type the expiration period for the password, in days

    Login Banner

    Type 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.