Log in to the vCenter Server Appliance shell for troubleshooting purposes only.
- Access the appliance shell using one of the following methods.
- If you have direct access to the appliance, press Alt+F1.
- If you want to connect remotely, use SSH or another remote console connection to start a session to the appliance.
- Enter a user name and password recognized by the appliance.
- In the appliance shell, enter the command
shellto access the Bash shell.