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2502 - Enabling remote console access (SSH) for all NIOS Grid members


Your team needs to be able to get remote console access to all Grid members, to be able to access to the command line interface (CLI) remotely. Please make the necessary configuration changes on the GM.

Estimate Completion Time

  • 10 to 15 minutes






Grid Manager UI




  • Administrative access to the Grid

Course References

  • 1002: Using the NIOS Grid Manager UI

  • 2002: Managing NIOS Grid and Grid Members

Lab Initiation

Access jump-desktop

Once the lab is deployed, you can access the virtual machines required to complete this lab activity. To initiate the lab, click on the jump-desktop tile and login to the Linux UI:

Username: training

Password: infoblox

Initiate lab

To initiate the lab, double-click the Launch Lab icon on the Desktop.

Launch Lab

Launch Lab

Choose the lab number from the list and click OK.

After clicking OK, you will see a pop-up message with a brief description of the lab task. If the description looks correct, click Yes to continue lab initiation.

Lab initiation will take a couple of minutes to finish.

Once complete, you will see another pop-up message with the login credentials and the URL for the Grid Manager’s User Interface. Note that the credentials may differ from those from prior labs.

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Task 1: Enabling remote console access

Login to the GM interface and make the necessary changes to enable remote console access (SSH access) for all Grid members.

Task 2: Verifying remote console access

Launch the terminal application on the jump-desktop and use the ssh client to connect to the Grid members. Please use the information listed in Table 2502-1 to verify that you are able to remotely connect into each of the devices.

Table 2502-1


IP Address









Task 1 Solution: Enabling remote console access

Remote console access settings can be set at the grid level, which will then be inherited by all Grid Members. To change Grid level access settings, please perform the following steps.

  1. Navigate to Grid → Grid Manager

  2. Select Grid Properties from the Toolbar on the right side of the window

  3. Click on the Toggle Advanced Mode link in the top left corner of the window

  4. Switch to Security tab, and while still in the Security tab, click the Advanced tab

  5. Scroll down to find the Check the box labelled Enable Remote Console Access

  6. Click Save & Close to save changes

Task 2 Solution: Verifying remote console access

You may need to wait a minute or two for the changes to be applied to all Grid members. Then you can launch the Terminal program on jump-desktop and use the command ssh to connect to each of the IP addresses listed in Table 2502-1. Below is an example of what you should see when you connect to the remote console:

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