This topic describes how to connect to a host in an ApsaraDB MyBase for SQL Server dedicated cluster.

You can use one of the following methods to connect to a host:

Use a bastion host to connect to a host

Prerequisites

  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB MyBase console.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the page, select a region.
  3. Find the cluster that you want to manage and click Details in the Actions column.
  4. In the left-side navigation pane, click Bastion Hosts. Find the bastion host that you want to manage, click Associate with Bastion Host in the Actions column.
    Associate a bastion host with an ApsaraDB MyBase host
  5. Select the ApsaraDB MyBase host to which you want to log on and click Next.
    Next
  6. Create a bastion host account.
    1. Click Create Bastion Host Account. On the Create Bastion Host Account dialog box, configure the following parameters.
      Create an account
      Parameter Description
      Username The username of the account that can be used to log on to the bastion host. The username must meet the following requirements:
      • The username can be up to 50 characters in length.
      • The username contains at least three of the following types of characters: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, digits, and special characters.
      • Special characters are underscores (_), hyphens (-), commas (.), and percent signs (%).
      Password The password of the account that can be used to log on to the bastion host. The password must meet the following requirements:
      • The password can be 8 to 64 characters in length.
      • The password contains letters, digits, and special characters.
      • Special characters include at signs (@), number signs (#), and dollar signs ($).
      Confirm Password Enter the password of the account to confirm that you entered the correct password.
      Name Your name. You can enter up to 100 characters in length.
      Email Address Optional. Your e-mail address.
      Phone Number Optional. Your phone number.
    2. Click Create.
  7. Authorize the bastion host account to log on to the ApsaraDB MyBase host.
    1. Find the bastion host account and click Authorize Host in the Actions column. This way, you can log on to the Bastionhost console. Authorize the bastion host account to log on to the ApsaraDB MyBase host
    2. On the Users page, find the bastion host account and click Authorize Hosts in the Actions column. Authorize the bastion host account to log on to the ApsaraDB MyBase host
    3. On the Authorized Hosts tab, click Authorize Hosts.
    4. In the Authorize Hosts panel, select the ApsaraDB MyBase host to which you want to log on and click OK.
      Note After the authorization is completed, go to the Authorize Host wizard. Click View Authorized Hosts in the Authorized Host column to check the hosts to which you can log on by using the bastion host account.
  8. After you authorize the bastion host to connect to the host, perform the following steps to log on to the host from the bastion host.
    1. Start Remote Desktop Connection on your local host that runs Windows.
    2. Enter <O&M address of the bastion host>:63389 and click Connect.
      Start Remote Desktop Connection
    3. In the Remote Desktop Connection dialog box, click Yes.
      User authentication
    4. In the Login dialog box, enter the username and password of the account that is used to log on to the bastion host and click Login.
      Login dialog box
    5. If multi-factor authentication (MFA) is enabled for your RAM user, enter the verification code in the Two Factor dialog box and click OK. The verification code can be obtained from the Alibaba Cloud app that is installed in the bound MFA device.
      Two Factor dialog box
    6. Select the Windows host.
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    7. On the asset management page, double-click the host to which you want to connect from the bastion host.
      Log on to the host

Use a webshell to connect to a host

Prerequisites

  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB MyBase console.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the page, select the region where you want to create a dedicated cluster.
  3. Find the dedicated cluster that you want to manage and click Details in the Actions column.
  4. In the left-side navigation pane of the details page, click Hosts. On the page that appears, use one of the following methods to connect to the host:
      1. Find the host to which you want to connect, click More in the Actions column, and then click Remote connection. Connect to the host
      2. In the message that appears, click OK.
      1. Find the host to which you want to connect and click Details in the Actions column.
      2. On the Host Information tab, click Remote Connection. Connect to the host
  5. Check whether you are logged on to the host. The following figure shows that you are logged on to the host.
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