Using a non-standard SSH port for Linux conversions
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Using a non-standard SSH port for Linux conversions


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This article describes how to specify an SSH port other than 22 for Linux conversions.

  • Cannot SSH to the source machine
  • You may see this error:

    Unable to SSH to the source machine. Please make sure that the SSH daemon is running on the source machine.


VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.0.x
VMware vCenter Converter 4.0.x


To connect to a Linux source machine that is configured to listen for SSH on a port other than 22:
  1. Start the Converter wizard.
  2. At the Specify Source tab, change the value of Select source type to Powered-on machine.
  3. Click A remote machine.
  4. When specifying the IP address of the remote Linux source, type, where is the IP address and 1234 is the port.

    Note: The default SSH port is 22. If you do not specify a port, the default is used.