How to Reset Vcenter Appliance 6.5 Root Password

Hello Guys!

I have done my Vcenter update today and while on my first attempt, I realised that I forgot my ROOT password (Obviously it’s my lab so nothing to worry about it from my endSmile ) and I thought it might be good to have post with this topic.

I used this link as my reference for this post :


When you see below screen, use the keyboard arrow buttons and after consoleblank=0 add this bit : rw init=/bin/bash




Now we will get a new password:


Once we are ready please use Umount/ command


After that reboot -f command will help us to re-start and we are ready to log in !

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