vShield Manager Howto: Configure vShield Manager 5.x IP address

VMware’s vShield Manager is a virtual appliance which is required for vShield App, Edge and Endpoint. When you’re running vCloud Director you will also need the vShield Manager.

After you deployed the vShield Manager, you have to set the IP address of the manager. The only way to set the IP address is through the command line. Open the CLI of the vShield Manager by opening a console connection in the vSphere (web) Client:

manager login: admin
Password: default

Now you have to set the enable mode and enter the setup command:

manager> enable
Password: default
manager# setup

Now logout and you’re all set!

manager# exit

You can manage the vShield manager using the webinterface at https://IP-ADDRESS-OF-vSHIELD-MANAGER

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Comments (6)

  • Walter

    Hello Viktor!
    Why would my vShield Manager setup command reads:

    manager# setup
    %Unknown command.


  • Steve

    Maybe Vmware should consider adding this to their documentation!

  • ranjith

    I have deployed Vshiled manager 5.5 from ovf template.
    Login to the console with admin/default user and “enable” and done setup to give new IPs
    now i Can ping even gateway from the manager# prompt.

    But when i open Interet Explorer or any browser and try to connect to vshiled manager IP as “ ” its not going to the page and telling page not found.
    verified IPconfigured correct by “show interface” command as well.

    Please help to troubleshoot.

  • Mathias Rühn

    Hi, exacly the same Problem.
    after changing the ip, Internet Explorer not showing the wep Portal with the new ip.
    im running the newest Version from August 2014.
    Although adding the page in compatibility list.

    appliance is with no Problem in Network.
    can ping also.

    Try to use one time Firefox or other browser.
    Change admin Password in web console and then
    ie works again.

    whatever this bug is…


  • Shane

    I also received the ‘unknown command’ after entering ‘setup’ at the cli (after running ‘enable’)


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