You can use the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface to edit the access settings for the appliance.

You can enable or disable an SSH administrator login to the appliance. You can also enable access to the vCenter Server Appliance Bash shell for a specific time interval.

Prerequisites

Log in to the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface as root.

Procedure

  1. In the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface, click Access, and click Edit.
  2. Edit the access settings for the vCenter Server Appliance.
    Option Description
    Enable SSH login Enables SSH access to the vCenter Server Appliance.
    Enable DCUI Enables DCUI access to the vCenter Server Appliance.
    Enable Console CLI Enables console CLI access to the vCenter Server Appliance.
    Enable Bash Shell Enables Bash shell access to the vCenter Server Appliance for the number of minutes that you enter.
  3. Click OK to save the settings.