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Can ping the VM but can't ssh into the VM

asked 2014-02-19 22:57:09 -0500

updated 2014-02-19 22:57:48 -0500

I downloaded the fedora 20 image from here.

I followed the instruction given on the RDO's site. After launching it, I see the prompt for username and password. I can ping to the VM but can't SSH to it. For SSH I downloaded the pem prompted at the dashboard and copied it to ~/.ssh/. I tried

ssh -i ~/.ssh/id_key.pem floating_ip_of_machine

but it failed to login.

I even tried the following code at the customization script, it was taken from some blog.

hostname: node
password: secret
chpasswd: { expire: False }
ssh_pwauth: True

But I still couldn't log in with the above credentials at the VM. What could be the issue/solution for this?

If you have any link to cloud images of the following distros, ie, CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu with known login credentials that could be helpful but it would be interesting to learn why this is going wrong.

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What is the exact error that you get when you try to login?

Jobin gravatar imageJobin ( 2014-02-21 06:28:56 -0500 )edit

Connection refused when I try to use Ubuntu, never terminated in case of Fedora. I have added rule for port 22. As of now I have created my own image for coming over this issue.

prasoontelang gravatar imageprasoontelang ( 2014-02-21 06:38:37 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-02-20 00:56:42 -0500

Sadique Puthen gravatar image

You can set a root password to the image before uploading it to glance. This will allow you to log in and see whether cloud-init has populated the ssh key properly or not and troubleshoot if it hasn't.

# guestfish --rw -a <image-name>
><fs> run
><fs> mount /dev/vda1 /
><fs> vi /etc/shadow

Replace the encrypted password. This will set the password for the image permanently. An encrypted password can be created using openssl command.

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