You can create an operator account using commands on the Photon VM console that has VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics installed .



  1. Open VM Console from the vCenter Server user interface or SSH to Photon VM.
  2. Log in to VM where VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics for vSphere is installed as a root user.
  3. To invoke the user Manager, run the command shd-admin.
  4. Enter the password for the user shd-admin.

    You must set shd-admin password now if you did not set it during the install process.

  5. To add a user, select the option 2. Add new user account.
  6. To set a user name and password for this new account.

    The password must contain at least 8 characters, have characters from 2 classes of Group 1 and 1 from Group 2.

    • Valid Character Class Group 1: [a-z], [A-Z], [0-9]

    • Valid Character Class Group 2: [~!@#$%^&]

    For example,

    • Thi1sISV@lid

    • ThisIsVali$Too

    • ThisisnotVal1d


A new operator account is created.