Log in to the edgeLinux OS and Antlets

Access the edgeLinux OS terminal

There are several ways you can access the edgeLinux OS terminal

  • In AntMan (vers. 0.9.1)

  • via SSH

  • Connect a keyboard and monitor

  • IPMI: see the setup page

  • Click the '>_Console' link in the main menu.


Prior to antMan 0.10.0 You are prompted to enter your root username.

Now you have access to the EdgeLinux command line.


You can SSH to the edgeLinux OS in the following ways

Using the private IP address of the antsle

Using antsle_name.local

replace 'myantsle' with the name of your antsle

With an .antsle.us subdomain

You can get an antsle.us subdomain in antHill

ssh [email protected]yoursubdomain.antsle.us

Access antlets via ssh

There are several ways you can SSH to your antlets

  • From the edgeLinux terminal

  • Direct to the antlet using a bridged NIC

Access antlets from the edgeLinux terminal

Just login to Antsle's command line as shown above, then open a new SSH session into your antlet. e.g. antlet has IP address

The default username for all of our Linux templates is 'root', with the exception of the Ubuntu KVM template which has a default username 'ubuntu'. See the Templates/Passwords page.

In this example we not required to include the username 'root' because, if omitted, SSH will use the name of the currently logged in user. The terminal prompt shows that 'root' is currently logged in.

Via the IP address of a bridged NIC

If you have configured a bridged virtual NIC on an antlet you can SSH directly to the IP address of the bridged interface.

SSH Tools

In case you are not familiar with ssh, it's very easy to use with many excellent tutorials out there.

MacOS and Linux: SSH is built-in and run with the terminal Windows: For Windows you can use packages like PuTTY or MobaXterm.

Or try WSL, aka: Bash on Ubuntu on Windows. This seems to work well but will not resolve .local domain names.


Ubuntu 16.04 KVM template:

Remember the Ubuntu KVM template has a default username: 'ubuntu'.

Web access to your antlets

After having logged in via ssh, install all the software you want. Use package managers such as apt-get in debian or Ubuntu, yum in CentOS or Fedora, or pkg in FreeBSD to install your software. To get started, you might try this guide or this one.

To make the web apps installed in your antlets accessible, edgeLinux provides a reverse proxy using a software package called nginx.

See how easy it is to get web access to your antlets: