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VMware VDP Initial Root Password June 12, 2013

Posted by vbry21 in VMware blogs, VMware Training.

Today on my VMware vSphere 5.1 Install, Configure and Manage Course we’ve been talking about the VMware Data Protection product available as part of vSphere 5.1.

My demo included importing the appliance and then configuring the appliance. It’s a fairly straight forward process of importing the Virtual Appliance, giving it an IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DNS settings.

Once you’ve imported the appliance the next thing is configure appliance, this is done via a web page. (just an example)

The first thing that pops up is a login page and it prompts you to login as root, and as it’s been a few months since I last set this up I couldn’t remember the default root password (you do change it as part of the config wizard).

So here you go.

Username =                       Root

Initial password =             changeme

Then it’s into a wizard, finish config and then reboot appliance.

At some point, I’ll write something or do a video that covers setting up VDP start to finish.




1. Marco Alcala - April 24, 2014

Thank you, this post helped me.

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