There shouldn't be any extra configuration required unless you disabled ssh access on the firewall page during installation. Log on to the vm's console and run '/sbin/ifconfig eth0', this will give you the current IP address of the vm. By default the network interface will be configured to use dhcp to obtain an address, being a virtual machine it is unlikely that the address will change due to the dhcp lease expiring so you should be safe enough adding an entry to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.
Then you can use the IP address or 'mylinuxvm' as the destination to ssh to.
I won't go into the details for setting up a static IP address yet, see how you go