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Solved: How do I verify the running SSH server version in the FortiManager/FortiAnalyzer?


This article describes the easy way to verify the running SSH server version in the FortiManager/FortiAnalyzer.




From Windows or Linux machine, it is simply possible to run a Telnet to the port number TCP/22 to verify this, the Telnet session will return the version information.

For example, as follows, the SSH server is running as SSH version 2.0 as the return information of SSH-2.0.

Replace the IP address with the real FortiManager/FortiAnalyzer IP address when performing the Telnet.

Windows machine

C:\Users\PC>telnet <FortiManager/FortiAnalyzer IP address> 22

Linux machine

root@ubt01:/home/fortinet# telnet <FortiManager/FortiAnalyzer IP address> 22
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.

From FortiManager/FortiAnalyzer directly

Enable shell:

FAZVM64 # config sys admin setting
(setting)# set shell-access enable
Enter new password:
Confirm new password:
(setting)# end

Enter the shell:

FAZVM64 # exe shell
Enter password:

Enter the command ssh -V to see the version:

bash$ ssh -V
OpenSSH_9.0p1, OpenSSL 1.1.1o 3 May 2022

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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