Manage your configuration

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You need to use the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere management GUI to update the virtual appliance configuration, which includes vCenter credentials, virtual appliance credentials, and time zones for backups.

Modify the time zones for backups

When you configure a backup schedule for a SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere resource group, the schedule is automatically set for the time zone in which SnapCenter VMware plug-in is deployed. You can modify that time zone by using the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere management GUI.

Before you begin

You must know the IP address and the log in credentials for the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere management GUI.

  • The IP address was displayed when the SnapCenter VMware plug-in was deployed.

  • Use the log in credentials provided during the deployment of the SnapCenter VMware plug-in or as later modified.

Steps
  1. Log in to the SnapCenter VMware plug-in management GUI.

  2. Click the Settings icon in the top toolbar.

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  3. On the Settings page, in the Date and Time section, click Edit.

  4. Select the new time zone and click Save.

    The new time zone will be used for all backups performed by the SnapCenter VMware plug-in.

Modify the logon credentials for SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere

You can modify the logon credentials for the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere management GUI.

Before you begin

You must know the IP address and the log on credentials for the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere management GUI.

  • The IP address was displayed when the SnapCenter VMware plug-in was deployed.

  • Use the log in credentials provided during the deployment of the SnapCenter VMware plug-in or as later modified.

Steps
  1. Log in to the SnapCenter VMware plug-in management GUI.

  2. Click the Settings icon in the top toolbar.

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  3. On the Settings page, in the User section, click Edit.

  4. Enter the new password and click Save.

    It might take several minutes before all the services come back up.

Modify the vCenter logon credentials in SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere

You can modify the vCenter logon credentials that are configured in SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere. These settings are used by the plug-in to access vCenter.

Before you begin

You must know the IP address and the log on credentials for the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere management GUI.

  • The IP address was displayed when the SnapCenter VMware plug-in was deployed.

  • Use the log in credentials provided during the deployment of the SnapCenter VMware plug-in or as later modified.

Steps
  1. Log in to the SnapCenter VMware plug-in management GUI.

  2. In the left navigation pane, click Configuration.

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  3. On the Configuration page, in the vCenter section, click Edit.

  4. Enter the new username or password and then click Save.

    Do not modify the port number.

Modify the network settings

You can modify the network settings that are configured in SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere. These settings are used by the plug-in to access vCenter.

Before you begin

You must know the IP address and the log on credentials for the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere management GUI.

  • The IP address was displayed when the SnapCenter VMware plug-in was deployed.

  • Use the log in credentials provided during the deployment of the SnapCenter VMware plug-in or as later modified.

Steps
  1. Log in to the SnapCenter VMware plug-in management GUI.

  2. Click the Settings icon in the top toolbar.

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  3. On the Settings page, in the Network Settings section, click IPv4 or IPv6, and then click Edit.

    Enter the new information and click Save.

  4. If you are removing a network setting, do the following:

    • IPv4: In the IP Address field, enter 0.0.0.0 and then click Save.

    • IPv6: In the IP Address field: enter : :0 and then click Save.

If you are using both IPv4 and IPv6, you cannot remove both network settings. The remaining network must specify the DNS Servers and Search Domains fields.

Enable SSH for SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere

When the SnapCenter VMware plug-in is deployed, SSH is disabled by default.

Steps
  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. From the Main Menu, select menu option 2) System Configuration.

  4. From the System Configuration Menu, select menu option 6) Enable SSH access and then enter “y” at the confirmation prompt.

  5. Wait for the message “Enabling SSH Access…” then press Enter to continue, and then enter X at the prompt to exit Maintenance Mode.