Showing posts with label putty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label putty. Show all posts

Install vagrant and create VM on your windows laptop or desktop

In this post we will show you how to install vagrant in your laptop and start a Ubuntu Linux VM.
You will have to download these softwares and install them on your laptop.
  • Once they are downloaded.
First Install Virtual Box.  Just click on exe and follow installation instructions.
Next Install Vagrant. Just click on exe and follow installation instructions.
Putty and PuttyGen don’t need any installation, you can use them directly.
Once the pre-requisites are installed let’s move ahead.
  • Open the windows command prompt. CMD
  • Go to the directory where you will need the vagrant machines to be installed. e.g.
cd C:\users
  • Once you are in desired directory create a new directory .
mkdir ProjectVagrantcd ProjectVagrant
  • Create a new Vagrant File
vagrant init ubuntu/trusty64
  • Below command will download the Ubuntu Trusty 64 OS image and create VM. Ensure you are connected to network.
vagrant up
  • Setup ssh
vagrant ssh
Above command will give you IP, Port and Private key for the machine.
  • Using putty you can connect to the machine. Add entries like below.
Hostname:- vagrant@
Port :- 2222
Default password :- vagrant

If you want to login using the ssh key you will have to first convert the .pem key to .ppk. Follow this post on How to convert .pem key to .ppk and login to VM ?
That’s all in this post! Hope it’s useful for you. If you have any query please write in comments section.

Solved: How to login to AWS EC2 Linux Instance

In this post we will discuss how you can login to your AWS EC2 linux instance using Putty.
Pre-requisites :-
Once you are done with the pre-requisites let’s move ahead.
Convert .pem key to .ppk
  • First we will convert the .pem key to .ppk key.
  • Click on PuttyGen you downloaded.
  • Click on “Load”. Browse and select your private key with .pem extension.
Now click on “Save private key” .
It will ask if you want to add passphrase. It’s like additional password when you login. If you want you can enter passphrase in “Key passphrase”.
For this exercise i just clicked on “Yes” .

  • Save key with the name you like. Check that the new key file now have .ppk extension.
Using the  Key for Login
Now we will use the .ppk key we just created to login to our ec2 instance.
  • Open Putty that we downloaded earlier.
  • In the left Pane click on Session.
In hostname enter you server details like user name and IP.
If you are using Amazon Linux Image the default user is ec2-user.  So entry will be like ec2-user@  and Port 22.

  • In the left navigation pane  click on “Connection” and expand it.
Next expand “SSH” and click on “Auth” (refer image below).

In the right pane click on Browse and select the .ppk key we created earlier.
  • Now in the left navigation pane click on “Session” again. In the right pane in the “Saved sessions”, name the session as “test” or whatever you like and click save. This will save your session so that you don’t have to do this activity again.
  • Finally select the session you created and click “Open”. If all is configured correctly you will now be logged in to you EC2 instance.
Note:- If your ssh session gets timed out after being idle for few minutes check this post on how to set putty keep alive time.