5.2.2. Enable root login over SSH

Now that virt-v2v is installed, the conversion server must be prepared to accept P2V client connections. The P2V client connects to the conversion server as root using SSH, so root login over SSH must be allowed on the conversion server.
Enable root login over SSH:
  1. As root, edit the sshd_config file in /etc/ssh/sshd_config:
    nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config
  2. Add a line in the Authentication section of the file that says PermitRootLogin yes. This line may already exist and be commented out with a "#". In this case, remove the "#".
    # Authentication:
    #LoginGraceTime 2m
    PermitRootLogin yes
    #StrictModes yes
    #MaxAuthTries 6
    #MaxSessions 10
  3. Save the updated /etc/ssh/sshd_config file.
  4. Restart the SSH server:
    service sshd restart
You can now connect to the conversion server as root over SSH.