Connect using SSH to a Dataproc cluster

You can open an SSH session on a Dataproc cluster node using the Google Cloud console or Google Cloud CLI.


  1. In the Google Cloud console, go to the VM Instances page.
  2. In the list of virtual machine instances, click SSH in the row of the Dataproc VM instance that you want to connect to.

A browser window opens in your home directory on the node.

Connected, host fingerprint: ssh-rsa ...
Linux cluster-1-m 3.16.0-0.bpo.4-amd64 ...

Google Cloud CLI

Run the gcloud compute ssh command in a local terminal window or from Cloud Shell to connect using SSH to a cluster VM node.

gcloud compute ssh cluster-VM-name\
    --zone=zone \

Example (the default name for the master node is the cluster name followed by an -m suffix):

gcloud compute ssh cluster-1-m \
  --zone=us-central-1-a \
Linux cluster-1-m 4.9.0-8-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.110-3+deb9u6...