Log in to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance Web console to access VMware vCenter Server Appliance configuration settings.

Note: If your current VMware vCenter Server Appliance login session expires, you can reset the default timeout by editing the /etc/vmware-vpx/vami_timeout.cfg configuration parameter. Then restart the session with the following command:
/etc/init.d/vami-sfcb .


Install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance. See the vSphere Installation and Setup documentation.


  1. Go to the configuration address that your VMware vCenter Server Appliance virtual machine provides: https://VMware vCenter Server Appliance IP address:5480.
  2. Type your user name and password, and click Login.
    The initial default user name is root, and the default password is vmware.

What to do next

The first time you log in to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance, accept the End-User License Agreement by clicking Accept EULA and set the database type. See Configure Database Settings for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance.