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How to obtain root password for hosts

We need to upgrade our ESXi/vCenter licensing and don't have the root password for the hosts. How can that be obtained/reset?

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Check this: VMware Knowledge Base

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Welcome to the Community,

for ESXi hosts that are managed by vCenter Server, you have two option (depending on the license edition):

André

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Which version of ESXi you're using ??

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Hi,

If you can run it, I recommend "Host profiles" solution proposed by a.p.

I got to test it in the production environment. With positive result.

I also made two articles in my blog about it (in Italian)

ARomeo

Blog: https://www.aleadmin.it/
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