VMware: How to reset the lost or forgotten root password in vCenter Server Appliance 6.5

To reset the lost forgotten root password in vCenter Server Appliance 6.5: Take a snapshot or backup of the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 before proceeding. (Do not skip this step.) Reboot the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5. After the OS starts, loading the Photon splash press e key to enter the GNU GRUB Edit Menu. Locate … [Read more...]

Reset the root password of an ESXi server

Some time ago I needed to make a SSH connection to a new installed ESXi server. The default  root password the customer was using was not working. The admin who installed the ESXi server didn’t known the password anymore. So i needed to reset the password. The VMware Knowledge Base states the following on … [Read more...]