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I am new to openSUSE, I created an openSUSE VM acting as the server(Server_VM) where I enabled secure shell server and created a user account client_01 that is going to be used to access Server_VM remotely. sshd is installed on this server. Also, I created another openSUSE VM (Client_VM) that is going to be used as the client.

  1. How do I ensure that Client_VM can connect to Server_VM using ping
    command? I just ping the the server name (Server_VM) from Client_VM Console but it says unknown host Server_VM
  2. How do I remotely login via SSH using the newly created account client_01?
  • which virtualization software do you use? is the networking correctly working between these two VMs? eg. perform ifconfig on server and try to ping <server_ip> from client – lese Dec 1 '15 at 19:41
  • I used workstation 11.0 virtual machine – Mercy E Dec 1 '15 at 20:08
  • @lese I used workstation 11.0 virtual machine. The result of ifconfig on the server partly is as follows: br0 Link encap: Ethernet HWaddr 00:0c:29:BC:3C:85, inet addr 192:168:5.132 Bcast:192.168.5.255 Mask: 255.255.255.0. so I pinged 192.168.5.132 from the client and the result I got was 316 packets transmitted, 316 received, 0% packet loss etc. I guess that means there is a connection between them. – Mercy E Dec 1 '15 at 20:31
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  1. perform ifconfig on server and try to ping <server_ip> from client
  2. You can login via ssh using the following command from Client_VM

    ssh client_01@192.168.5.132
    

    If you would connect using a "name", you could edit the /etc/hosts file on Client_VM, adding a line like this

    192.168.5.132   server-vm
    

    backup the file before edit it, just in case. From now on the Client_VM will know how to resolve the server-vm name, then you could establish ssh connection as follow

    ssh client_01@server-vm
    

    otherwise ( without /etc/hosts ) I think you will need to rely on a DNS server

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