Fadi2015
Contributor
Contributor

Password Root

Hello,

I lost password of root account could you please give me a solution.

Many thanks

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berndweyand
Expert
Expert

official solution from vmware is : reinstall

unofficial way: if you have enterprise plus licenses create a host profile that only set the password, put host in maintenance and apply the profile

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scott28tt
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

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IRIX201110141
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

If the Host is part of a vcenter

1. Add "AD Authentifcation" to the Hosts

2. Visit the Host Client of the ESX by pointing your browser to https://esx/ui

3. Log into ESXi by using your  AD credentials

4. Yes you can change now password of the local "root" user

I have performed these steps a week ago for some 6.7 Hosts.

Regards,
Joerg

KocPawel
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

If you have vCenter you can set root password using Host Profiles:

http://www.vmwarearena.com/reset-esxi-root-password-using-vmware-host-profiles/

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