Connect to Metric Insights server from Windows
In order to connect to your Metric Insights server from Windows, you will need to install an SSH client such as PuTTY. This article assumes that you will use PuTTY.
PuTTY and PuTTYgen can be downloaded from http://www.putty.org. They are executable files -- no installation is required.
Start PuTTYgen and generate a public/private key pair. The key-type should be SSH-2 RSA. We recommend keys with at least 2048 bits.
Enter a "key comment" that will help you to remember the purpose of the key-pair, then save the public and private keys that you generated. Send the public key to the person who administers your Metric Insights server. Keep the private key to yourself -- treat it like a secret password. (You can protect your private key with a "key passphrase" if you like.)
Start PuTTY and select Connection => SSH => Auth in the category navigator, then enter the path and name of your private key file in the text box.
Load the connection that you created in the previous step, then click 'Open'.