Using PuTTY to Connect to the Cloud Appliance
You can use the PuTTY SecureShell (SSH) client to connect to your Q-Cloud Protect appliance either as an Administrator (cliadmin), Monitor (clieviewer), or Service (ServiceLogin) user. Before doing so, you must configure a PuTTY session.
You will need the following to connect to your Q-Cloud Protect appliance using PuTTY.
When you launch a Q-Cloud Protect instance, you assign it a key pair, which is then downloaded to your system as a
.pem file. You will use the public key to enable the SSH account in the appliance and the private key to authenticate the account from PuTTY.
You will need to provide the fully-qualified path of the
.pem file in the PuTTY Configuration window to authenticate the SSH account for the instance.
For more information about accessing key pairs, see Configuring Access Control.
To access your Q-Cloud Protect appliance through PuTTY using the cliadmin or cliviewer accounts, you must enable these accounts from the appliance's Access Control Settings page. See Configuring Access Control.
Note: The ServiceLogin account is automatically enabled upon the deployment of your cloud appliance.
You will need either the public DNS name or IP address for your Q-Cloud Protect appliance to connect to it from PuTTY. You can find both the public DNSname and IP address on the Instances Dashboard.
Configure your Q-Cloud Protect instance's security group to allow incoming SSH traffic from the terminal on which PuTTY resides. See Step 6: Configure Security Group.
- Open your PuTTY Configuration window.
- In the Category pane, select the Connection > Data menu to display the Data to send to the server pane.
- In the Auto-login username field, enter the name of the SSH account for which you are configuring the session, such as ServiceLogin.
- In the Category pane, select the Connection > SSH > Auth menu to display the Options controlling SSH authentication pane.
- Click the Browse button and locate the private key file that you downloaded during instance launch.
You may need to select All Files (*.*) from the File name drop-down list to locate the
- In the Category pane, select the Session menu to display the Basic options for your PuTTY session pane.
- In the Saved Sessions field, assign a name to the session.
- Click Save to save the newly configured session.
- Open your PuTTY Configuration window to the Basic options for your PuTTY session pane.
- In the Host Name (or IP address) field, enter the public DNS name or IP address for your Q-Cloud Protect instance.
- In the Saved Sessions field, select the appropriate session and click Load to apply the session settings.
- Click the Open button to display the PuTTY shell connecting you to your Q-Cloud Protect instance.