prakash9339
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Root password reset fro ESXi host

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HI All,

What is best possible way to rest the  ESXi root password.

Esxi 6.5.0 version

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MBreidenbach0
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There is no official supported way to do this.

It can be done via host profiles (see How to Reset ESXi Root Password using VMware Host Profile  for example; Enterprise Plus license required) or by some 'heavy Linux magic' (Reset VMware ESXi root password - Thomas-Krenn-Wiki ).

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MBreidenbach0
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There is no official supported way to do this.

It can be done via host profiles (see How to Reset ESXi Root Password using VMware Host Profile  for example; Enterprise Plus license required) or by some 'heavy Linux magic' (Reset VMware ESXi root password - Thomas-Krenn-Wiki ).

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SureshKumarMuth
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do you know the current password and looking for reset password on multiple host using script or you want to recover the password which you have forgotten ?

Regards, Suresh https://vconnectit.wordpress.com/
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sbb72
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Do you mean changing the password knowing the password?  This can be done via script in powercli if you know the password for lots of hosts or via SSH or from the DCUI screen from ilo \ KVM.

You can not change the password without knowing the old password btw.

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