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...]

VMware: Update or recover “root” password using Host Profiles

Start Profile Wizard after you have entered Maintenance Mode - Select: Create Profile from existing host   - Select host (in maintenance mode) - Profile details: Reset root password - Finish the host profile creation On the left pane select your new host profile and right-click and select edit profile: - Select: … [Read more...]

VMware: Call “FileManager.MakeDirectory” for object “FileManager” on vCenter Server “server.domain.local” failed.

Today I created some new NFS volumes at a NetApp FAS2040, after I configured the datastores in vSphere I couldn’t write files and folders, warning message: Call "FileManager.MakeDirectory" for object "FileManager" on vCenter Server "server.domain.local" failed. Solution: I forgot (stupid me) to … [Read more...]