Vyatta Network OS Documentation

Learn how to install, configure and operate the Vyatta NOS, which helps drive our virtual networking & physical platforms portfolio.

Accessing the instance remotely

The steps detailed with accessing the instance remotely after modifying the security group are given in this section.

After you have modified the security group that is associated with the instance to allow access from SSH and you have provided the instance with an Elastic IP address, you can test your access to it.

  1. On a remote machine, open an SSH session. As the destination address, provide the Elastic IP address that you associated with the instance. You also have to provide the location of the key file that you created during Vyatta NOS AMI configuration in a previous step. Refer to the documentation for the SSH client that you are using for details on how to specify these parameters.
    Note: On Linux and UNIX systems, use the ssh command. On Windows machines, use a program such as putty for SSH access. In both cases, the .pem file must be converted to a key file that has a .ppk format with a tool such as ssh-keygen or puttygen. This key file is then used by SSH or putty to access the instance remotely.
  2. After you are connected, you see the login as: prompt. Log on as a Vyatta NOS user.