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Use the vCenterDetail utility

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If you want to change the vCenter Server or the ESXi details after you configure backup proxy, you can use the vCenterDetail utility. The vCenterDetail utility is bundled along with backup proxy. You can use this utility to perform tasks such as viewing vCenter Server or ESXi credentials, setting vCenter Server or ESXi credentials, and deleting vCenter Server or ESXi credentials.

Note: You can find the vCenterDetail utility at: /opt/Druva/Phoenix/bin

To use the vCenterDetail utility

  1. From the vSphere Client console, click VMs and Templates, and start the backup proxy virtual machine. 
  2. Open a terminal on the virtual machine. 

Note: Alternatively, you can use a terminal client such as PuTTY to access the virtual machine. 

  1. Log on to the virtual machine. 

Note: The default username is root, and the default password is druvaphoenix. If you changed the password, use that password. 

  1. To view the vCenter Server or ESXi, username and port details, run the following command: 
vCenterDetail get 
  1. To set the vCenter Server or ESXi  hypervisor credentials, run the following command:
vCenterDetail set <FQDN or IP> <Username> <Password> 

where <FQDN or IP> is the Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or the IP address of the vCenter Server or ESXi hypervisor, <Username> is the username that you use to log on to the vSphere Client, <Password> is the password that you use to log on to the vSphere Client.

Note: The command checks the privileges given to the user, if some privileges are missing it will list the required privileges. It also lists the other users with privileges required for backup and restore. This command works with version 3.3 r2976 and later.

  1. To delete the credentials of the vCenter Server or the ESXi, run the following command:
vCenterDetail delete