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Managed Appliance & VMware Appliance CLI

Applies to:
  • CrashPlan PROe
PROe managed appliance and VMware Appliance boot into the command line. The command line provides basic configuration tools and Linux commands for troubleshooting. Note: Support for the VMware Appliance version of PROe Server was discontinued on December 1, 2012. Please see our User Forums for full information.

Available commands

Press TAB twice to display all available commands.

Command Description
clear Clear the command screen (Linux command)
date Display the current date and time (Linux command)
firewall-off Disable iptables firewall rules set within /etc/
firewall-on Enable iptables firewall rules set within /etc/
halt Halt the system, executed within /sbin/halt (Linux command)
history Display the recent commands executed (Linux command)
hostname Display the system's hostname (Linux command)
htop View processes interactively (Linux command)
iftop Show a table with current bandwidth usages by host, with the hosts responsible for the most traffice at the top of the list (Linux command)
iostat Displays the current CPU load average and disk I/O utilization, providing a great way to monitor your disk I/O usage (Linux command)
login Sign in to the managed appliance
netstat Print information about the Linux networking subsystem (Linux command)
ntpdate Set the local date and time by polling the Network Time Protocol (NTP) given as the server arguments to determine the correct time (Linux command)
ntptrace Use to troubleshoot performance issues with the ntp server
ping Use to check that there is a network communication to another computer (Linux command)
poweroff Shut down the appliance (Linux command)
ps Give a snapshot of the current processes (Linux command)
reboot Reboot the system (Linux command)
reset Reset the screen buffer (Linux command)
restart-monitoring Restart the Zabbix monitoring agent that Code42 uses to monitor your managed appliance's health
restart-proserver Restart the enterprise server service
set-all Run the full configuration wizard
set-ipmi Configure the IPMI network settings
set-keyboard-type Syntax: set-keyboard-type TYPE
Uses the loadkeys Linux command. Default keyboard type is US QWERTY. Possible values are found in /usr/share/keymaps.
E.g. Use set-keyboard-type uk for a UK keyboard. Consult the Gentoo Linux Localization Guide for further information.
set-net Run the network configuration wizard
set-root-login-password Set a root password. The virtual appliance ships without a root password.
set-timezone Run the time zone configuration wizard
show-all Display all configuration settings
show-net Display network configuration settings
show-raid Display virtual drive info
silencealarm Silence any audible alarms, such as a failed drive alarm
sync Write everything in memory back to the disk (Linux command)
telnet Communicate to the host using the telnet protocol. Typically used to determine if a port is open on a host (Linux command)
top Display the top CPU processes (Linux command)
traceroute Print the route that packets take to the network host (Linux command)
uptime Display how long the system has been running (Linux command)

For full information on available Linux commands, please view the command's man page. Note that man pages are not installed on the managed appliance operating system.

Switching consoles

Press the CTRL key to cycle through console screens. The available screens are as follows and cycle through in this order:

  1. PROe command line
  2. Linux console log
  3. Linux command line