How to reset the root password in VMware vRealize Operations Manager

Below are the steps to reset VROPS appliance root password.

To reset the root user password in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x and later, follow the steps below.

  1. In the vRealize Operations Manager admin UI, take the vRealize Operations Manager node offline.
  2. Log into the vSphere UI, and open the console of the node.
  3. With the console open, restart or power on the virtual machine.
  4. When the GRUB loader menu appears, immediately use the up and down arrow keys to navigate to the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server {version} for VMwareoption.

Press the up and down arrow keys even if the option appears to already be selected. Otherwise, the machine continues to boot, and you have to start over. The cursor appears at the end of a line of boot options near the bottom of the display.

Note: If you cannot reach the boot menu before it disappears, enable Force BIOS setup in tn the Virtual Machine’s Settings > VM Options > Boot Options and reboot.

  • To start the node in single-user mode, type init=/bin/bash, which adds another option to the line, and press Enter.
  • Type passwd root, and press enter, then follow the prompts to create a new root password.

Note: If the above command fails, try running sudo passwd root instead.

  • Type sync and press enter to flush the data to disk.
  • Type reboot, and press Enter.

Note: If the reboot command fails, restart the Virtual Machine through vSphere.

After the node reboots, you can log in as root using the new password.

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