evoila
Contributor
Contributor

OVA root password?

Hello,

I want to evaluate the OVA photon version and I am wondering what the login credentials are.

I can not find any documentation on the OVA setup in particular.

I helped myself by installing it from the ISO and it works with a custom password.

Does anyone know the login credentials for "root" for the OVA setup?

Photon OS™ by VMware®

Carsten

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qiz
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi,

Please try "changeme". 

-Qi (Keira)

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evoila
Contributor
Contributor

BINGO

it is "chamgeme" !

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eric_thai
Contributor
Contributor

Hi,

I have downloaded the file "photon-3-kube-v1.19.3-vmware.1.ova" and I use "VMware-player-16.1.0-17198959.exe". I tried different password for "root" : "changeme" or "chamgeme"... it doesn't work at all.

(The keyboard is switched to US and I have a azerty keybord (french)) but it doesn't work too.....

Can you help me please ?

thanks

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JonasMR
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Hi @eric_thai 

this OVA is for deploying a Tanzu Cluster. This product works on vSpehere. You can see a guide:

https://www.msystechnologies.com/blog/how-to-deploy-tanzu-kubernetes-grid-cluster-on-vmware-vsphere-...

on the other hand, you can run kubernetes on Photon OS https://vmware.github.io/photon/

a step by step guide https://www.vmtocloud.com/install-kubernetes-on-vmware-photon-in-15-min-or-less/

best regards

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aka_pramudia
Contributor
Contributor

Yes, I'm facing the same issue ,

download ova photon-3-kube-v1.18.10-vmware.1 done. , deploy, login root but the password when type changeme is wrong.

download ova photon-3-kube-v1.19.3-vmware.1 done, again, what is the password ?

please help.

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DCasota
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

case distinction:

photon-hw13-4.0-a3a49f5400.ova
This .ova shows as annotation:

429 <AnnotationSection>
430
431 <Info>Description of the Product</Info>
432
433 <Annotation>This OVA provides a UEFI secure boot enabled minimal installed profile of PhotonOS.
434
435 Default password for root user is changeme. However user will be prompted to change the password during first login.
436
437 </Annotation>
438
439
440
441 </AnnotationSection>

 

photon-3-kube-v1.19.3-vmware.1.ova
This .ova shows as annotation:

   3319 <AnnotationSection>
   3320 <Info>A human-readable annotation</Info>
   3321 <Annotation>Cluster API vSphere image - VMware Photon OS 64-bit and Kubernetes v1.19.3+vmware.1 - https://github.com/kubernetes- sigs/cluster-api-provider-vsphere</Annotation>
   3322 </AnnotationSection>

   There are some culprits using username administrator@vsphere.local + password, see https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Tanzu-Kubernetes-Grid/1.2.1/rn/VMware-Tanzu-Kubernetes-Grid-121-Re...

 

Hope this helps. Daniel

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