Connecting to virtual machine

To connect to your machine you will need some information about the virtual machine from the portal Open the panel and select the machine you are interested in by clicking on the button Details.

choose of virtual machine

You will see a detailed view of the machine. You will need a user name to continue. You will also need the machine's private IP address. If you are connecting via a VPN client, go to How to connect to the infrastructure with a VPN.

Note: The following addresses and user names are examples and will not work. Use your own data from the portal.

virtual machine details

If you haven't connected via a VPN, you probably need a mapping to a public address. To create it, go to section Network. The public IP address should be on the list. Click the NAT mappings tab and create the mapping using the basic form if the mapping was not created.

Creation of NAT mapping

To connect to the machine via SSH you need to create a mapping TCP on port 22

Connecting via Linux

The first step is to open the terminal. It should be easy to find it in any Linux distribution. Just click the icon on toolbar of find it in applications.

When terminal window opens, prepare IP address, username and password (default password is sent by email when machine is created).

Please enter following command (replace 192.168.1.1 with proper IP address):

ssh -l your_username 192.168.1.1

And type in your password.

While connecting to a virtual machine you might be asked if the target virtual machine is authentic. Answer 'yes', if you are asked to continue connecting to the virtual machine. This will store the host key locally and you will not need to accept it again when connecting to this host.

Linux connecting through terminal

Connecting via OSX

The first step is to open the terminal. It should be easily reachable. Just click the icon on toolbar of find it in applications.

When terminal window opens, prepare IP address, username and password (default password is sent by email when machine is created).

Please enter following command (replace 192.168.1.1 with proper IP address):

ssh -l your_username 192.168.1.1

And type in your password. While connecting to a virtual machine you might be asked if the target virtual machine is authentic. Answer 'yes', if you are asked to continue connecting to the virtual machine. This will store the host key locally and you will not need to accept it again when connecting to this host.

Connection via terminal on Mac

Connecting via Windows (PuTTy)

This case will occur when Windows machine needs connection to Linux machine.

Begin with running PuTTy client. Type in host input proper IP and click Open button. Terminal window will open.

PuTTy client

When new connection between your machine and IP address has to be created, you will be requested for authenticating host. Click Yes, when asked in dialog box for continuing.

PuTTy client

Type in your password.

PuTTy terminal, regular connection

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Last updated on 2nd Sep 2020