10.2 Connecting to the VM via SSH

Once the VM is running anywhere on your machine, you can connect to it from a separate terminal via SSH as follows:

ssh -p 6422 carya@localhost

You will be prompted for a password. Like everywhere else in PEcAn, the username is carya and the password is illinois. The same password is used for any system maintenance you wish to do on the VM via sudo.

As a shortcut, you can add the following to your ~/.ssh/config file (or create one if it does not exist).

Host pecan-vm
    Hostname localhost
    Port 6422
    user carya
    ForwardX11Trusted yes

This will allow you to SSH into the VM with the simplified command, ssh pecan-vm.