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The important use of Lumeta's command-line interface (CLI) is to initialize Lumeta after it has been newly deployed. After you have completed this post-install setup, you may opt to use Lumeta's browser interface to perform most Lumeta operations, or you may prefer to continue using the CLI. Though spare in appearance, the Lumeta CLI is a powerful interface with ongoing value.

The procedures to log in the Lumeta CLI from a host running SSH, from a VMware ESXi console, and from a Lumeta console follow:


Log in CLI from Host Running SSH 

  1. Open a host or server that supports SSH.

  2. At the prompt, type ssh <yourUID>@<yourservernameOrIPaddress> and press Enter. For example:
        ssh admin@

  3. In response to the "Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?" prompt, type "yes."
    The system responds with a prompt for your password.

  4. Enter your password and press Enter.
    The system records the time and IP address from which you logged in. This information displays the next time you log in. You have successfully accessed the Lumeta command-line interface. The Initial Configuration screen displays.

    If this is your first login, use use the default user ID and password.

Log in CLI from VMware ESXi Console

Enter your UID and Password to login to Lumeta Command Center, Portal, or Scout from a VMware ESXi console.   If this is your first login, use default UID and password .

Log in CLI from Lumeta Console 

At the command-line prompt of your Lumeta appliance, enter your UID and Password. If this is your first console login to the CLI, use the default user ID and password.