The below process will show you how to reset the password for root back to a blank password. This is not supported by VMware and you might consider running a repair install of ESXi instead of this process. A repair install will overwrite the system partitions of an ESXi install but preserve any VMFS datastores.
Jul 04, 2017 Default Password for Custom HPE ESXi Image - Hewlett I have tried installing Custom HPE ESXi Image without and with providing password. After installation, unable to login. Can anyone help with default password for Default VMware ESXi Root password for the Dell EMC Sep 14, 2019 Reset VMware ESXi root password - Thomas-Krenn-Wiki Sep 24, 2015
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Resetting a lost ESXi root password February 24, 2015 by: Sean Whitney in: Troubleshooting 2 Comments While VMware support’s official stance is that there is no supported way to reset a lost ESXi password; there are actually a few ways to do it, and I will show you the easiest process with the least risk.
The ESXi root password is encrypted and stored in a file named /ect/shadow. Just as this article explains you can remove the root password with the following steps: Boot your server from Ubuntu Live CD. Unpack the state.tgz and then local.tgz, delete the password hash inside the … How to Reset the ESXi Root Password - YouTube Mar 31, 2018 Password Policy for vSphere 6.0 Hosts Nov 07, 2017 Change Root Password of ESXi Server using vSphere Client Oct 06, 2012