SSH connections to the vSphere Replication appliance are disabled.

Problem

To apply custom settings to vSphere Replication, you need to establish an SSH connection to the vSphere Replication appliance, and modify certain configuration files.

To transfer files from and to the vSphere Replication appliance, you use SCP or SFTP protocol.

Because the SSH connections are disabled, you cannot apply the changes that you need, and you cannot transfer files.

Cause

By default, SSH connections to the vSphere Replication appliance are disabled to strengthen the security in your environment.

Prerequisites

Verify that you have the root user credentials to log in to the vSphere Replication appliance.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Web Client, right-click the vSphere Replication Management (HMS) virtual machine, and select Open Console.
  2. Log in as the root user, and run the following script.

    /usr/bin/enable-sshd.sh

Results

The script configures the vSphere Replication appliance to enable SSH connections.