By default SSH is disabled on the NSX-T managers. To enable SSH open the NSX-T Manager VM console from the vSphere client:

Launch NSX-T VM Web Console

Log in to the CLI as admin and run the ‘start service ssh‘ command followed by ‘set service ssh start-on-boot‘ to enable SSH on boot-up:

Login via SSH using ‘Admin’ and confirm SSH service status ‘get service ssh‘:

It is also worth confirming ‘root’ user access via SSH:

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