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SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere 4.8
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Access the maintenance console


You can manage your application, system, and network configurations 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
  • In SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere 4.6P1, you must specify a password when you first install SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere. If you upgrade from release 4.6 or earlier to release 4.6P1 or later, the earlier default password is accepted.

  • 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 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.

    Log in using the default maintenance console username maint and password that you have set at the time of installation.

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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, configure and list MySQL backups

    • 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