I noticed something cool today while playing with the vShield Manager in my vCloud Director lab. You can actually enable the SSH on your vSM by issuing this command from the VM console:
Note that you have to be in the privileged mode (by typing “enable”) in order to start the SSH daemon. This might be useful for large enterprises or service providers with lots of vCenter instances and vSM. You can have this easy SSH access or even integrate it in your management software instead of the manual and traditional process of opening the VM consoles.