Log On to the Appliance Operating System with SSH

Use the following procedure to log on to the hardware appliance or virtual appliance operating system using an SSH client.

Before you begin

  • Obtain the rsaadmin operating system password.

  • Obtain the hostname for the appliance virtual machine.

  • Enable SSH on the appliance.


  1. Launch the SSH client, and connect to the appliance using the IP address or fully qualified hostname.

  2. When prompted for the user name, type the operating system User ID, rsaadmin, and press ENTER.

  3. When prompted for the password, type the rsaadmin operating system account password, and press ENTER.