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BMC IP pingable but not able to SSH- Unable to load host key :invalid format

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Applies to

All platforms using BMC

Exception:

  • AFF A400
  • FAS8700
  • FAS8300

BMC SSH fails with Connection refused on FAS8300, AFF-A400 and FAS8700

Issue

  • BMC IP pingable
  • BMC is active and working
  • Not able to SSH to BMC
  • Able to connect to console of node and switch to BMC

Error message after connecting to the console of node and switching to BMC:

network: Secure Port is enabled for [ssh] with 22
BMC localhost> Unable to load host key "/etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key": invalid format

Unable to load host key "/etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key": invalid format

Unable to load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key

Unable to load host key "/etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key": invalid format

Unable to load host key "/etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key": invalid format

Unable to load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key

Unable to load host key "/etc/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_256_key": invalid format

Unable to load host key "/etc/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_256_key": invalid format

Unable to load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_256_key

Unable to load host key "/etc/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_384_key": invalid format

Unable to load host key "/etc/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_384_key": invalid format

Unable to load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_384_key

Unable to load host key "/etc/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_521_key": invalid format

Unable to load host key "/etc/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_521_key": invalid format

Unable to load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_521_key

sshd: no hostkeys available -- exiting.
 

 

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