jhoekema
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ESXi 7.0.2 host root password change and update in vCenter

I know how to update the root password on my ESXi hosts, but I'm not finding anything about where/how to update the connection credentials in vCenter to the respective servers.

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a_p_
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You are asked for the root credentials when adding a host, but vCenter will then use the "vpxuser" user account to communicate with the host, i.e. changing the host's root password will not affect the host connection.

André

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fabio1975
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Ciao

Normally I change directly from the esxi host (SSH, DCUI or WEB Client) or via powercli. I have never read the documentation of a command from vCenter to change the root password of ESXi hosts

Changing the root password of an ESXi host does not disconnect the ESXi host from the vCenter.

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jhoekema
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I have a test server to verify that. Once I changed the root password, vCenter lost it's connection to manage the host. However, once I changed the password back, the vCenter connection started working properly again.

 

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