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SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere 5.0

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.

    Maintenance console window

  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 virtual machine
      Shut down virtual machine
      Change 'maint' user password
      Change time zone
      Change NTP server
      Enable SSH access
      Increase jail disk size (/jail)
      Install VMware Tools
      Generate MFA Token

      Note MFA is always enabled, you cannot disable MFA.

* 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