lwsamcn01
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Enthusiast

reset vCenter Applicance server root password

Hello, I have a reset root password for VC server.

The SSO log in failure, and then I found log in as root also is not available.

Thus, I would like to try reset root password log in for checking.

problem is: I could not get GRUB edit command console. some guide said press esc and get  type "e" to edit boot command. not helpful.

                   If I press Spacekey and Type P. This will require input password.

please give advice.

brgds

Liu Wei

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asajm
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Hi lwsamcn01

Look

VMware Knowledge Base

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Alex_Romeo
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Hi,

Here you can also view it graphically:

ARomeo

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lwsamcn01
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Thanks for your post.

I did try that KB. Not fixed this problem. I try serveral time. when I type "P". and input password.(try :type vmware, or all password I can remeber)

It give "Failed". I could not pass teh GRUB password authentication

How Can I break the GRUB password? I could not pass this step.

Brgds

Liu Wei

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Alex_Romeo
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Hi  Iwsamcn01

You don't have to try to write the password that you don't remember.

When you get to point 8 you have to write "PASSWD" and then the new password.

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scroll down this link and watch the video. The video illustrates version 6.5, but is also good for VCSA 6.7

https://www.altaro.com/vmware/reset-root-password-vcsa-6-x/

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ARomeo

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lwsamcn01
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Enthusiast

Thanks.

I did reset root password for 6.5/6.7 before.

But for 6.0, at that windows,

How to get command prompt? This is my problem. If not 'P', how to continuue to next?

if type 'e', it will boot to OS, If click arrow key to select on boot option, it will  directly go  to boot OS.

brgds

Liu Wei

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