With a combination of custom properties and blueprint settings, you can enable the Connect Using SSH option for Linux machines provisioned through vCloud Automation Center.

To enable machine users to connect using SSH:

1

A tenant administrator or business group manager adds the connect using SSH custom property Machine.SSH to a blueprint. (Optionally, a fabric administrator can include this custom property in a build profile.)

2

A tenant administrator or business group manager enables the Connect using RDP or SSH machine operation for machines provisioned from the blueprint.

If the custom property Machine.SSH is set to true, and the Connect using RDP or SSH machine operation is enabled in the blueprint, all Linux machines provisioned from the blueprint display the Connect Using SSH option to entitled users.