nickat1
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ESXi 7.0.3 root password reset for standalone installation

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Hi, I have a standalone ESXi 7.0.3 host, and I've forgotten the root password. Would someone be able to give some detailed instructions on how to reset the password please. I've tried Google and several suggest that I need to re-install (upgrade) ESXi, but they're very light on the details as to how I actually do it.

Any help gratefully received.

Thanks, Nick.

 

 

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nickat1
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Thanks pmichelli, I really appreciate your help.

 

Thanks, Nick.

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pmichelli
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Hi Nick

It was a pleasure to assist you. I am happy you managed to resolve the issue. I remember many years ago starting out with ESXi and needing a lot of help.  This community was a great resource to me, so I try and pay back that kindness whenever I can.

Feel free to ping me via private message if you have further questions along your journey of this great product line.

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Chris_Ha
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Hi AJ,

there is no other way to recover/reset the root password?
the dedicated user has the same problem...

the old 6.x.x way cant be use since 7.XX

vCenter isn't an option, and reinstall is also not the nice way...
the old configuration isn't documented... so i need to recover the root-user for my esxi to obtain/retain the whole config

a pm is welcome...

Best wishes,

Chris

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