Using the virtual appliance console

The virtual appliance console has a restricted browser interface that supports the following:

  • Appliance networking configuration in non-DHCP environments

  • Password reset requests for the Administrator account

  • Advanced diagnostics for Authorized technical supports

Use the virtual appliance console to access the appliance and configure the appliance network for the first time. The virtual appliance console enables you to bootstrap an appliance onto the network in non-DHCP environments. The virtual appliance console is not intended to be a full-featured replacement for your browser.

The virtual appliance console starts a browser session. Because the browser takes up the full screen, you cannot add tabs. You cannot perform any operation that requires you to select a file from a dialog box, including uploading software updates and firmware bundles (SPPs). Only basic browsing, including forward and backward navigation, are enabled.

Table 61: Key combinations for the virtual appliance console

Key combination

Function

Alt+←

(Alt and left arrow)

Browse backward

Alt+→

(Alt and right arrow)

Browse forward

Ctrl++

(Ctrl and plus sign)

Zoom in

Ctrl+-

(Ctrl and hyphen)

Zoom out

Ctrl+0

(Ctrl and zero)

Reset zoom

Ctrl+F  

Search

Ctrl+R

or

F5
 

Reload/Refresh

Ctrl+Alt+Backspace

Restart the browser interface