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Explicitly ssh into vagrant machine

on December 27, 2015

After building vagrant machine the command to ssh into the guest machine is pretty simple.

1vagarnt ssh

While working with chef I needed to explicitly ssh into the vagrant machine. It took me sometime to figure it out.

The key is command vagrant ssh-config. The output might look like this.

1$ vagrant ssh-config
2Host vmachine
3  HostName 127.0.0.1
4  User vagrant
5  Port 2222
6  UserKnownHostsFile /dev/null
7  StrictHostKeyChecking no
8  PasswordAuthentication no
9  IdentityFile /Users/nsingh/code/vagrant-machine/.vagrant/machines/vmachine/virtualbox/private_key
10  IdentitiesOnly yes
11  LogLevel FATAL
12  ForwardAgent yes

Open ~/.ssh/config and paste the output at the end of the file and save the file.

Now I can ssh into vagrant machine using ssh command as shown below.

1ssh vmachine

If you are wondering from where the name vmachine came then this is the name I had given to my vagrant machine .


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