SSH service not starting on VDI appliance

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Symptoms

SSH service appears as stopped on VDI appliance.

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Cause

Service is either not installed properly or not running.

Resolution

  1. Verify that SSH service is installed:

    dpkg -l | grep ssh
    
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  2. Verify tha SSH daemon is running:

    ps -aux | grep sshd
    
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  3. If the service is not installed, install it with this command:

    apt-get install openssh-server
    
  4. If service is installed, but daemon is not running, execute this command to start it:

    service ssh start
    

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