bcrespo123
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"enter an authorized login and password for local host...."

I installed ESXi 5.0 on new MAC Mini/superdrive, and I am getting a prompt "Auithorization Required" "enter an authorized login and password for local host...."  I enter the MAC admin account name and password, but is prompting me as invalid?

Thank you,

Bernardo

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Hi,

Did you try root for id and  mypassword  for the password?

regards

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bcrespo123
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I tried "root" and "mypassword" and I am still unable to log in?

Thank you,

Bernardo

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bcrespo123
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Per documentation, leave password blank initially and configure afterwards.

Thank you,

Bernardo

mercy1
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Blank password not working 

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stadi13
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Hi @bcrespo123 

I think this is not the answer you are looking for, but you should go with a reinstallation of ESX. Root passwort recovery is no longer supported starting with ESXi. https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1317898

Regards

Daniel

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