Log in to the vCenter Server Appliance shell for troubleshooting purposes only.

1

Access the appliance shell using one of the following methods.

If you have direct access to the appliance, press Alt+F1.

If you want to connect remotely, use SSH or another remote console connection to start a session to the appliance.

2

Enter a user name and password recognized by the appliance.

3

In the appliance shell, enter the command pi shell or shell to access the Bash shell.