This topic contains information on how to connect to the HCX Manager shell.


You can log in to the HCX Manager shell using VMRC or an SSH session. The first-level access uses the admin account created during the initial installation of the HCX Manager. If requested to do so by support, you can switch the User to root once you log in with the admin account.


  1. Connect to the HCX Manager using VMRC or SSH.
  2. When prompted for credentials, enter admin as the user name and password.
  3. Switch to root by typing su rootand providing the root password.