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SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere 4.5
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Access the maintenance console


You can manage your application, system, and network configurations by using the maintenance console for SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere. You can change your administrator password, maintenance password, generate support bundles, and start remote diagnostics.

Before you begin

Before stopping and restarting the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere service, you should suspend all schedules.

About this task
  • The defaults are “maint” as the username and “admin123” as the password to log in to the maintenance console for SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere.

    Tip After deployment, modify the default login credentials.
  • You must set a password for the “diag” user while enabling remote diagnostics.

    To obtain the root user permission to execute the command, use the sudo <command>.

  1. From the VMware vSphere web client, select the VM where the SnapCenter VMware plug-in is located.

  2. Right-click the VM, then on the Summary tab of the virtual appliance click Launch Remote Console to open a maintenance console window.

    The logon defaults for the SnapCenter VMware plug-in maintenance console are as follows:

    Username: maint
    Password: admin123

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  3. You can perform the following operations:

    • Option 1: Application Configuration

      Display a summary of SnapCenter VMware plug-in
      Start or stop SnapCenter VMware plug-in service
      Change login username or password for SnapCenter VMware plug-in
      Change MySQL password
      Backup and restore MySQL

    • Option 2: System Configuration

      Reboot or shutdown virtual machine
      Change 'maint' user password
      Change time zone
      Change NTP server
      Enable/Disable SSH Access
      Increase jail disk size (/jail)
      Install VMware Tools

    • Option 3: Network Configuration

      Display or change IP address settings
      Display or change domain name search settings
      Display or change static routes
      Commit changes
      Ping a host

    • Option 4: Support and Diagnostics

      Generate support bundle
      Access diagnostic shell
      Enable remote diagnostic access
      Generate core dump bundle