Resetting the admin password in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x and later

Reset the admin Password

vRealize Operations Manager passwords must contain at least one upper case, one lower case, one digit, and one special character. The password must also be different from the last 5 historical passwords.

Note: Before resetting theĀ admin password, ensure that the account is not locked out by running this command: pam_tally2 –user admin –reset

Note: If the admin password expires, update the password before completing the below steps to reset the password across the application:

  1. Log into the Master node as root via SSH or Console.
  2. Run the following command to reset the password, and password age of the local admin account:

passwd admin

Note: Follow the prompts to enter a new password.
To reset the admin password, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to the Master node as root via SSH or Console.
  2. Run this command and follow the prompts:

$VMWARE_PYTHON_BIN $VCOPS_BASE/../vmware-vcopssuite/utilities/sliceConfiguration/bin/ –reset

Note: This will change the password across all nodes in the cluster.

Note: If you receive an error similar to Saved existing admin user credentials into backup file Call failed: Code 500 – HTTP Error 500: Internal Server Error Response: {“error_message_key”:”general.failure”,”error_arguments”:[“1″,”passwd: Have exhausted maximum number of retries for service\n”]}, then the password entered does not meet the complexity or history requirements.

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