To access the plug-ins included in the appliance shell and to be able to see and use the API commands, first access the appliance shell.


  1. Access the appliance shell.
    • If you have direct access to the appliance console, press Alt+F1.
    • If you want to connect remotely, use SSH or another remote console connection to start a session to the appliance.
  2. Enter a user name and password recognized by the appliance.


You are logged in to the appliance shell and can see the welcome message.