Yes, I tried the default password.
Any other ideas? Are there some SUSE functiosn to reset this password? Maybe with a SUSE Linux DVD?
I already did the same with the VMware Support, but I´m not sure if I remind every step...
- Boot the Appliance VM with a Live-CD (Ubuntu,SUSE,...)
- Change/set the root password to "vmware"
- Mount the system disk from your vCenter appliance
- In the /etc/shadow file of the live-system copy the line with the "root" entry to the /etc/shadow file of the appliance disk
- Delete the old "root" line in the file
- Boot the appliance an login with the "vmware" password
Issue:- Resetting Appliance (vCenter, vRA,etc.) password
Troubleshooting Steps #
1. Apply KB # 196 (VMware Knowledge Base) for Repeated characters when typing in remote console
2. Reboot appliance and Go to grub >>>Type e
3. Scroll to the second line displaying the kernel boot parameters >>> Type e >>> Type init=/bin/bash >>> Enter >>> Type b
4. System boots to a shell # >>> Type passwd >>> change new password
5. Unlock root account - pam_tally --user root --reset or faillog -u root -r >>> Reboot .
Use above troubleshooting steps and issue will get resolve