Enabling SSH on Broadcom-supported BES-54328 cluster switches

SSH is a requirement when using the Cluster Switch Health Monitor (CSHM) and log collection features. To enable SSH on Broadcom-supported BES-54328 cluster switches, you generate the SSH keys first and then enable SSH.

Procedure

  1. Generate the SSH keys:crypto key generate
    (switch) #show ip ssh
    
    SSH Configuration
    
    Administrative Mode: .......................... Disabled
    SSH Port: ..................................... 22
    Protocol Level: ............................... Version 2
    SSH Sessions Currently Active: ................ 0
    Max SSH Sessions Allowed: ..................... 5
    SSH Timeout (mins): ........................... 5
    Keys Present: ................................. DSA(1024) RSA(1024) ECDSA(521)
    Key Generation In Progress: ................... None
    SCP server Administrative Mode: ............... Disabled
    
    (switch) #config
    
    (switch) (Config)#crypto key generate rsa
    
    Do you want to overwrite the existing RSA keys? (y/n):y
    
    
    (switch) (Config)#crypto key generate dsa
    
    Do you want to overwrite the existing DSA keys? (y/n):y
    
    
    (switch) (Config)#crypto key generate ecdsa 521 
    
    Do you want to overwrite the existing ECDSA keys? (y/n):y
    
    
    (switch) (Config)#exit
  2. Enable SSH: ip ssh server enable
    (switch) #ip ssh server enable
    
    (switch) #show ip ssh 
    
    SSH Configuration
    
    Administrative Mode: .......................... Enabled
    SSH Port: ..................................... 22
    Protocol Level: ............................... Version 2
    SSH Sessions Currently Active: ................ 0
    Max SSH Sessions Allowed: ..................... 5
    SSH Timeout (mins): ........................... 5
    Keys Present: ................................. DSA(1024) RSA(1024) ECDSA(521)
    Key Generation In Progress: ................... None
    SCP server Administrative Mode: ............... Disabled
    
    (switch) #