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.

SSH is enabled by default for vRealize Automation, vRealize Business for Cloud, vRealize Log Insight, and vRealize Operations Manager.


  1. Click Settings and click the Common Configuration tab.
  2. Select SSH Enabled to enable SSH connections or deselect it to disable SSH connections.
  3. Click SAVE.