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ONTAP tools for VMware vSphere 9.13

Configure VASA Provider to work with SSH

Contributors Netapp-shabaana

You can set up VASA Provider to use SSH for secure access by configuring the ONTAP tools .

About this task

When you configure SSH, you must log in as the maintenance user. This is because root access to VASA Provider has been disabled. If you use other login credentials, you cannot use SSH to access VASA Provider.


  1. From the vCenter Server, open a console to the ONTAP tools.

  2. Log in as the maintenance user.

  3. Enter 3 to select System Configuration.

  4. Enter 6 to select Enable SSH Access.

  5. Enter y in the confirmation dialog box.