Connect to HP BladeSystem Encloser with SSH

  • Connecting to your HP BladeSystem chassis via SSH is pretty easy but requires a few little tricks. First you need an admin account, the default being Administrator. You will need to know a few tricks.

    First, under Users in the web admin, find the SSH Administration option. Here you need to upload your public SSH key in the web interface. SSH on the BladeSystem does not allow the use of passwords.

    Once you have that uploaded, you can connect with a command like this...

    ssh -oHostKeyAlgorithms=+ssh-dss [email protected]

    If your keys are correct, it should "just connect". The -oHostKeyAlgorithms=+ssh-dss piece is needed because HP enclosers use deprecated SSH encryption options that are generally disabled by default on Linux and other systems for many years.