I came into work this morning to find vROPs (8.0.1) not responding. It looks like the overnight guy rebooted the appliance forcibly; the UI has been sitting at "Waiting for Data Retrievers to initialize" for some time, so I cannot log. I rebooted the appliance again, and followed the steps here:
This was last updated in January of this year, so I figured it was the most up to date instructions. However, when I get to command line and attempt to verify that root is locked:
pam_tally2 -u root
I get pam_tally2: command not found error.
I tried using sudo, but still no luck
I do see a pam_tally command, with a few options:
--user username --reset[=n]
But when I try this command I get:
pam_tally: Couldn't create /var/log/faillog pam_tally: authentication error
Is there a different command I should be running?
This is resolved. I spoke to someone at VMWare and was told the log directory cannot be created in single user mode, so this is to be expected. About the third time I tried it and rebooted, it did unlock the account.