Log in to the Bash shell for troubleshooting purposes only.


  1. Access the shell using one of the following methods.
    • If you have direct access to the vCenter Server instance, press Alt+F1.
    • If you want to connect remotely, use SSH or another remote console connection to start a session.
  2. Enter a user name and password.
  3. In the shell, enter the command pi shell or shell to access the Bash shell.