Connecting to the virtual machine

If you want to connect to your machine for the first time, read the section First login.

To connect to your machine you will need some information about the virtual machine from the portal. Please choose wanted machine among others in Virtual Machines view.

Virtual machine connection in icon view

Then the detailed machine view will be seen. Username will be needed to proceed. You will also need private IP, if you are connecting through VPN service. In order to do so, go to How to connect to your infrastructure using VPN.

Disclaimer: All addresses and usernames below are example and they will not work. To connect, use your own credentials.

Detailed view of virtual machine

If you're not connected through VPN, you will need public IP with SSH mapping. To get it, go to Networking section and then to NAT mappings. Public IP should be visible on the list. Create SSH mapping through simple form (if it is not created yet).

Creating SSH mapping

This is the mapping you should have to connect to machine via SSH. Creating SSH mapping

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

Connecting via Windows (Remote Desktop Connection)

Run Remote Desktop Connection by finding it in system programs. Type in proper IP address and click Connect button

Linux connecting through terminal

Type in your username and password. Click OK to connect.

Linux connecting through terminal

First connection will require to accept connection certificate for machine.

Linux connecting through terminal

After accepting certificate you will be taken to remote desktop.

Last updated on 1st Aug 2017