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SSH to SVM fails with connection closed on new nodes added to a cluster

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • SSH access to ONTAP using a public key


  • New nodes are added to the cluster.
  • After moving SVM management LIFs to newly installed nodes, SSH fails with the following message:

[root@centos-01 ~]# ssh -vvv SVM_IP\SVM_Name

OpenSSH_4.3p2, OpenSSL 0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 01 Jul 2008


debug1: loaded 3 keys

debug1: ssh_exchange_identification: /etc/ssh/sshd_config: No such file or directory

ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host


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