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How to connect to your Bare Metal server

Reviewed on 26 May 2021Published on 26 May 2021

This page shows how to connect to your Scaleway Bare Metal server via SSH. Thanks to the SSH key that you created and uploaded, you can use a terminal application on your local computer to remotely connect to your Bare Metal server as root. This enables you to use your server as you wish.

Requirements:

How to connect from OSX (Mac) and Linux

  1. Open a terminal program.

  2. Enter the command below into the terminal. Make sure you replace your_private_key with the filename of your private key (often id_rsa) and your_server_ip with the IP address of your Bare Metal server.

    ssh -i ~/.ssh/your_private_key root@your_server_ip
    Tip:

    To find the IP address of your Bare Metal server, log into the Scaleway console and click Bare Metal in the Compute section of the side menu. A list of your Bare Metal servers and their associated IP addresses will display.

  3. If / when prompted, allow connection to the host by typing yes, then press Enter.

    The authenticity of host 'myhost.ext (212.47.226.35)' can't be established.
    RSA key fingerprint is 4f:ba:65:cf:14:64:a7:1e:b6:07:7c:00:71:95:21:fa.
    Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?

You are now connected to your Bare Metal server.

How to connect from Windows

To connect to your Bare Metal server from Windows, you will need to use a small application called PuTTy, an SSH client.

  1. Download and install PuTTy here

  2. Launch PuTTy on your computer. The main screen of the application displays:

  3. Enter your Bare Metal server’s IP address in the Hostname field.

    Tip:

    To find the IP address of your Bare Metal server, log into the Scaleway console and click Bare Metal in the Compute section of the side menu. A list of your Bare Metal servers and their associated IP addresses will display.

  4. In the side menu, under Connection navigate to the Auth sub-category. Do this by expanding Connection, then SSH and finally clicking on Auth:

  5. Click the Browse button and select the private key file you generated previously.

  6. Click Open at the bottom of the screen to open a connection to the bare Metal server. Upon the first connection, PuttY asks you to allow the connection to the host.

  7. Click OK to confirm.

    The terminal window diplays.

  8. Enter the username root and press Enter to authenticate against the server with your SSH key.

You are now connected to your Bare Metal server.

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