does root user account gets locked out after certain wrong password attempts?
i noticed that i cannot login again after a few wrong password login.
need to reboot the ESXi host in order to login again.
my ESX version is 6.5.0.
error message is "Cannot complete lofin due to an incorrect user name or password.
how doi prevent root user from getting locked out?
Your are trying to login to ESXi through direct access console /Putty/ web client?
Starting with vSphere 6.0, account locking is supported for access through SSH and through the vSphere Web Services SDK. The Direct Console Interface (DCUI) and the ESXi Shell do not support account lockout. By default, a maximum of five failed attempts is allowed before the account is locked. The account is unlocked after 15 minutes by default.
Configuring Login Behavior ,You can configure the login behavior for your ESXi host with the following advanced options:
Security.AccountLockFailures. Maximum number of failed login attempts before a user's account is locked. Zero disables account locking.
Security.AccountUnlockTime. Number of seconds that a user is locked out.
You need connect via iLO or DRAC or any local
And use this instruction http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoL43UBpVyI