Enable SSH for SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere


When the SnapCenter VMware plug-in is deployed, SSH is disabled by default.

  1. From the VMware vSphere web client, select the VM where the SnapCenter VMware plug-in is located.

  2. Right-click the VM, then on the Summary tab of the virtual appliance click Launch Remote Console to open a maintenance console window.

    The logon defaults for the SnapCenter VMware plug-in maintenance console are as follows:

    Username: maint
    Password: admin123

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  3. From the Main Menu, select menu option 2) System Configuration.

  4. From the System Configuration Menu, select menu option 6) Enable SSH access and then enter “y” at the confirmation prompt.

  5. Wait for the message “Enabling SSH Access…” then press Enter to continue, and then enter X at the prompt to exit Maintenance Mode.