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David Stamen

Senior Virtualization Engineer

VCAP-DCA | MCSA | VMware vExpert | Cisco Champion | PernixPro

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While continuing to build out my lab for VCAP-DCA today I had to deploy the vMA (vSphere Management Assistant). Upon deployment i tried to SSH to it and unfortunately was not able to. By default SSH is turned off, perform the steps below to enable it.

  1. Logon to vMA via a Console Session
  2. Run
    • ‘sudo vi /etc/hosts.allow’
  3. Scroll to the very bottom and type i to insert content into the file.
  4. On the last line add 
    • ‘sshd: ALL: ALLOW’

  1. Hit ‘ESC’ then type ‘:wq!’ to save.
  2. Restart SSH services to enable the change.
    • ‘sudo /etc/initd/sshd restart’

  1. You will now be able to SSH to the vMA.