• Open terminal

  • Type in the terminal

  $ ssh <username>@<IP_address>

Now you probably want to avoid taping this long command to connect to the platform. You can customize SSH aliases for that.

Edit the file ~/.ssh/config (create it if it does not already exist) and adding the following entries:

  Host ap-cluster
      Hostname <IP_address>
      User <username>
      ServerAliveInterval 60

Now you shall be able to issue the following (simpler) command to connect to the cluster and obtain the welcome banner:

  $ ssh ap-cluster