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Photon OS – VCSA 6.5 reset root password

When you forget the root password of vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) installed on Photon OS, what you have to do? As following I will show you how you can reset root password for VCSA system.

1. Restart your vCenter appliance and wait for the Photon OS Splash screen during boot.

2. Enter e to go to GNU GRUB boot menu editor:

3. Next is to add the following string behind the line that starts with linux: rw init=/bin/bash

4. Enter F10 to boot the changed entry and restart.

5. Enter commnad passwd to create new password:

6. Enter command reboot -f to restart server:

Finally, your password has been changed.

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