VCSA password reset 5.5 and 6.0 …

If you have a 5.5, 6.0… otherwise https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2147144


shutdown the VCSA

Now, press the bar to stop auto boot and press P to enter the GRUB Password.

From vmware KB: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2069041 

  • 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.
  • If the vCenter Server appliance root password is reset using the VAMI, the GRUB password is the password last set in the VAMI for the root account.

now press E to edit


select kernel  and press E

Append init=/bin/bash to the kernel boot options

press enter and b to reboot

type passwd

type the ne password …

reboot it from che vsphere’s power option or type reboot

that’s it

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