As part of managing or maintaining the nodes in your vRealize Operations Manager cluster, you might need to log in to a vRealize Operations Manager node through a remote console.

For security, remote login is disabled in vRealize Operations Manager by default. To enable remote login, take the following steps.


Locate the node console in vCenter or by direct access. In vCenter, use Alt+F1 to access the login prompt.


Log in as root. If this is the first time logging in, you must set a root password.


When prompted for a password, press Enter.


When prompted for the old password, press Enter.


When prompted for the new password, enter the root password that you want, and note it for future reference.


Re-enter the root password.


To enable remote login, enter the following command:

service sshd start