Toggling the vCenter Server Appliance default shell

Switching the vCenter Server Appliance 6.x to BASH Shell

  1. Log in to the vCenter Server Appliance through SSH.
  2. Run this command to enable access the Bash shell:

    shell.set –enabled true
     
  3. Type shell and press Enter.
  4. In the temporary BASH shell, run this command to permanently configure the default Shell to BASH for Root:

    chsh -s /bin/bash root
     
  5. Log out from the BASH Shell.
  6. Log in again for the changes to take effect.

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