vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.1 – Enable Connect Using SSH

You may have noticed on the security tab of a blueprint there is an option you can enable to “Connect using RDP or SSH”. You may have also noticed when you provision a Windows Server you see a “Connect using RDP” menu option, but when you provision a Linux Server you don’t see a “Connect using SSH” option. This article is going to tell you how to enable the “Connect using SSH” option for Linux Servers.

There are a few things you need to know before we enable this. Windows does not have a default SSH handler, so simply enabling this option won’t do you a whole lot of good unless you configure Windows for a default SSH handler. Doing this will require a registry edit. There are tools that enable this as part of their installation, but I’m going to show you how to do it using putty.
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