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Access nodes using HTTP, SSH, and Telnet in the SolarWinds Platform

This topic applies to all SolarWinds Platform products.

To access nodes using protocols for remote device access, you can use in-product browser links to external third-party tools using URIs, or use the built-in SSH client in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console.

Access nodes with third-party tools

The SolarWinds Platform Web Console supports the use of HTTP, SSH, and Telnet protocols for remote device access if associated applications like PuTTy and FiSSH on your SolarWinds Platform server are properly registered.

For more information, search the MSDN online help for "Registering an Application to a URI Scheme."

To use the remote access applications, web browser integration for the user account must be enabled. Navigate to the user account, and ensure Allow Browser Integration is set to Yes.

Launch remote access applications from Node Details widgets. These applications are launched on the client, and so the network communication is initiated from the client that launched the tool.

Web-based SSH

You can access network devices and servers using SSH through a web-based feature. On the Node Details page, locate the Management resource, and click SSH. A web-based terminal launches providing an SSH direct terminal connection. You can use SSH commands to modify device settings and troubleshoot server issues.

The SSH session opens from the server that polls the node. If a node is managed by an additional polling engine, the session is opened from the additional polling engine to the device.

The web-based SSH supports all servers with configured SSH access, including Linux hosts, virtual machines, switches, routers, and firewalls.

  • The server or network device must be reachable by the SolarWinds Platform server.
  • Web-based SSH supports SSH2.
  • SSH requires that you open port 22.

Need an SSH client? Try the free tool SolarWinds® Solar-PuTTY.