ITManager_HP
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root password on HPE Proliant custom image ESXi 7.0.1

Hi all,

I'm installing EsXi on a gen10 HPE, I'm goin' crazy!!! everything goes well but when I have to reboot the machine I have to enter the root password.

Into the guide I read password is myp@ssw0rd ... bytheway it doesn't works... I've tried even with mypassword... (wrong password).

Password is into ks.cfg boot mode... I don't know how to read it.

does anyone know the right password I've to enter to reboot the machine ?

Thank in advance for any info about this.

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a_p_
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How do you install ESXi on the host? Using HPE's Intelligent Provisioning?
I usually simply boot off the customized CD/ISO and run the installation in interactive mode, which prompts to enter a root password.

André

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Jimmy15
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try
#passext.linux encrypted_password
to decrypt

 


regards



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Seirui
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The default password for EXSi 6.x and 7.x is _Passw0rd_

https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=a00112754en_us&page=s_config-os-setting.html

I just used Intelligent Provisioning to install ESXi 7.02 with the HPE custom ISO image, and had to look it up. This worked for me. Thought I'd share.

UpstairsDavid
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Seirui, thank you SO. MUCH.

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ilrizzo
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I found. Is _Passw0rd_

Seems like console only too.

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