What is the default password for vCenter appliance?

If the vCenter Server appliance is deployed without editing the root password in the Virtual Appliance Management Interface (VAMI), the default GRUB password is vmware.

How do I change my VMware appliance management password?


  1. Browse to the vCenter Server Appliance in the vSphere Web Client or the VMware Host Client inventory.
  2. Open the vCenter Server Appliance console.
  3. Click inside the console window and press F2 to customize the system.
  4. Type the current password of the root user and press Enter.

How do I log into VMware appliance management?

Procedure. In a Web browser, go to the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface, https:// appliance-IP-address-or-FQDN :5480. Log in as root. The default root password is the password that you set while deploying the vCenter Server Appliance.

How do I reset my Vcsa 6.7 root password?

Process to Reset the Root Password in VCSA:

  1. Reboot the vCenter Server Appliance.
  2. After the VCSA Photon OS starts, press the e key to enter the GNU GRUB Edit Menu.
  3. Locate the line that begins with the word Linux.
  4. Append these entries to the end of the line: rw init=/bin/bash.
  5. Press F10 to continue booting.
  6. Run the command.

What is vmware root password?

The default root password of the VCSA is vmware. If the account is locked out so you can’t login back you have the option to go to the single mode and use this password for GRUB (you’ll be asked for it).

How do I reset my Vcsa 6.0 root password?

Reboot the vCSA 6.0 using the vSphere Client. When the GRUB boot loader appears, press the spacebar to disable auto boot….to the kernel boot options.

  1. Press Enter. The GRUB menu reappears.
  2. Type b to start the boot process.
  3. Reset the root password by running below command.

How do I log into vCenter appliance shell?


  1. Access the appliance shell. If you have direct access to the appliance console, press Alt+F1. If you want to connect remotely, use SSH or another remote console connection to start a session to the appliance.
  2. Enter a user name and password recognized by the appliance.

How do I log into VMware vCenter?

Procedure. Open a Web browser and enter the URL for the vSphere Web Client: https:// vcenter_server_ip_address_or_fqdn /vsphere-client or https:// vcenter_server_ip_address_or_fqdn :9443 . Enter the credentials of a user who has permissions on vCenter Server, and click Login.

How do I change admin password in vCenter?

To change the password for the Administrator:

  1. Log into the vSphere Web Client with an SSO administrator user.
  2. Click Administration.
  3. Click Users and Groups under Single Sign-On.
  4. Right-click Administrator under the Users tab.
  5. Click Edit User.
  6. Change the password for the Administrator.

How do I reset my Vcsa 6.5 root password?

Reboot the VCSA 6.5 appliance. Immediately after the reboot when the OS starts, choose the letter ‘e’ enter the GNU GRUB Edit Menu. Now, press F10 to continue the boot process. You will now be presented with the command prompt, type passwd and enter the password of your choice twice.

What is vmware password?

The default password for the VMware Data Recovery appliance is [email protected] Note: If your vCenter Server has keyboard mappings other than the US, the @ symbol may be mapped to another key.