Wednesday, November 23, 2011

How to Change the Root Password ESXi 4.1 in vSphere

Open vSphere Client and login with the root username and password.  Once it opens..

Click the Local Users & Groups tab.
Right click root and select Edit
Click the check box "Change Password"
Type the new password twice below.
Click Ok

**Now I want to note this.  I did this the same time on two ESXi servers.  One change immeditatily, but the other took a while (more like 1 hr +).  After changing the password, I could login to the root account with the old and new passwords.  I did nothing more after changing it and I just retried it.  The new password is the only password that works now. **

How to change a forgotten root password:  Link