How to SSH into a Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM)

This article will explain how to SSH into a Nutanix Controller Virtual Machine (CVM) which might be needed for advanced administration of a Nutanix cluster.

SSH’ing to the CVM

Open up a SSH terminal program, such as "Terminal" on the Mac (located under "Applications", "Utilities") or Putty on Windows (http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html)

In Terminal, type in: ssh nutanix@cvm.ip.address (replace cvm.ip.address with one of your CVM IP addresses)

In Putty, connect to one of your CVM IP addresses with the username of: nutanix

The default password is: nutanix/4u

Once you are connected, you will be at the SSH prompt, as shown below. Here you can run commands, such as: cluster status which will show you the status of the entire Nutanix cluster, across all CVM’s in the cluster.