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In order to enable access to the Linux GUI, a VNC server is pre-installed on the virtual appliance. To start the VNC server, please follow these steps:
  1.  Start a SSH connection to the appliance. For this, a tool such as PuTTY is needed (http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html):



  2. Log into the appliance with the user root

  3. To start the VNC server, enter the command vncserver:
     

 Now you can access the appliance's Linux GUI using a VNC client, such as Tight VNC Client (http://www.tightvnc.com/download.php): 


The default connection password is config. It can be changed by issuing the command vncpasswd in PuTTY. 

Note

 The VNC server is merely a tool to help in exceptional situations where the VM console cannot be accessed otherwise. Due to security considerations it is purposely configured for manual startup only.