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Forgot ESXi Password? Here is a fix.

September 26, 2014

Here is a slick way using host profiles.  It calls for using a host profile and using the Configure a fixed administrator password option.   Details at:

http://www.vladan.fr/how-to-reset-esxi-5-x-root-password-and-under-which-conditions/

 

But, it may not be supported.  The statement in the following KB article indicates that the only supported way to reset the root account password on an ESXi host is to reinstall ESXi.

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1004659

One Comment
  1. Nice tip, even if it isn’t supported, pretty cool

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