Veritas Flex Appliance Getting Started and Administration Guide
- Product overview
- Getting started
- Modifying settings
- Managing users
- Using Flex Appliance
- Managing applications and upgrade packages in the repository
- Creating application instances
- Managing application instances
- Monitoring the appliance
- About AutoSupport and Call Home
- Monitoring the hardware from the Flex Appliance Shell
- Reconfiguring the appliance
- Troubleshooting guidelines
Accessing and using the Flex Appliance Shell
You can use the Flex Appliance Shell to perform the initial configuration, monitor the appliance hardware, and manage some of the settings.
To access the Flex Appliance Shell, open an SSH session to the appliance node and log in with the user name hostadmin and the password that you set during initial configuration. If you have not completed the initial configuration yet, use the default password P@ssw0rd.
If you have a multi-node appliance, you must log in to each node individually.
When you log in for the first time, the available commands are limited to those that you can run on an unconfigured appliance. Complete the initial configuration to gain access to the rest of the command options. See Performing the initial configuration.
The Flex Appliance Shell includes the following command views:
Includes all of the commands for initial configuration
Includes the commands you can use to monitor the appliance hardware or access privileged operations, including security settings, upgrades, and factory reset
Includes the commands you can use to show the current appliance settings
Includes the commands you can use to modify the appliance settings
Includes the commands you can use to remove appliance settings
The following is a list of tips on how to use the Flex Appliance Shell:
You can press the ? key at any time to display more information about the commands or sub-views. If you press ? after you enter a command, the format and usage of the parameters for that command is displayed.
To type a ? without displaying the help, first press Ctrl + v.
You can press Alt + s at any time to view a list of shell shortcuts and additional features.
The Flex Appliance Shell works similarly to the Bourne-Again Shell (BASH) and supports all of the same keyboard shortcuts.
Additional Linux commands are available by typing the full path to the command. For example: /usr/bin/top.
The available commands are dependent on the security permission settings of the user.
In the documentation, command variables are italicized or in angular brackets (<>). Replace these variables with the appropriate information for each command.