Two records in serverConnect.conf provide the console with monitoring access to servers. The first authenticates console users who provide the username maint and the password maint.

* : maint : maint : Monitor

The second console record authenticates console users who provide the username oper and the password oper.

* : oper : oper : Monitor

Consoles do not use clientConnect.conf for authentication (there is no automatic authentication). The console prompts the user for a username and password and passes the information to the server for authentication.


User profile restrictions can be used to further limit certain Global Console operations, as described in the VMware Smart Assurance Service Assurance Manager Configuration Guide.

VMware recommends that you create separate accounts for each operator. Comment out these records and use the authentication record that uses the system login facility.