You can use the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface to edit the access settings to the appliance.

You can enable or disable an SSH administrator login to the appliance. You can also enable access to the vCenter Server Appliance Bash shell for a specific time interval.

Log in to the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface as root.

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In the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface, click Access, and click Edit.

2

Edit the access settings for the vCenter Server Appliance.

Option

Description

Enable SSH login

Enables SSH access to the vCenter Server Appliance.

Enable Bash shell

Enables Bash shell access to the vCenter Server Appliance for the number of minutes that you enter.

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Click OK to save the settings.