Get sign-in credentials

When you create a private cloud, Google Cloud VMware Engine deploys VMware stack components, referred to as management appliances, in the management subnet of that private cloud. You can access management appliances of that private cloud (like vCenter, NSX-T, and HCX) using credentials that VMware Engine generates.

Getting sign-in credentials

VMware Engine generates passwords for management appliances in each private cloud you create. You can retrieve any generated credentials from the private cloud details page:

  1. Access the VMware Engine portal
  2. Go to Resources and select your private cloud.
  3. In the Basic info section, click the View link for either your vCenter login info (vCenter Server, HCX Manager) or NSX-T login info (NSX Manager).

To generate new credentials, click the corresponding Reset password link. This can be helpful if you misplace your password after changing it through a management appliance. The password reset process applies to new sign-ins, and doesn't affect existing sessions. After resetting a password, update automated tools and scripts with the new credentials.

Accessing management appliances

You can launch an instance of a management appliance in your private cloud from the VMware Engine portal:

  1. Access the VMware Engine portal
  2. Go to Resources and select your private cloud.
  3. Select the vSphere management network tab.
  4. Click the FQDN link for the management appliance you want to access.
  5. Sign in with the appropriate credentials.