We want to logon to access the NSX-T as root via Putty, when we try to logon we are presented with a Access Denied error.
To resolve this issue we perform the following procedure:
Access the NSX-T manager console via vCenter and logon with your root credentials.
Press “I” to access INSERT Mode
Change PermitRootLogin to yes
Change StrictModes to no
Press the ESC key to exit the INSERT Mode
Type in the following to save the changes to the config file :wq!
You should now have returned to the root prompt.
Restart the SSH services to load the changes we just created:
You are now able to access the NSX-T manger with root credentials via PUTTY, WINSCP …. etc.