forgot VMware Server Console login

Posted on 2009-02-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-06

I would like to open my virtual manchines with the MVware Server Console. Since the last restart of the server, the stored login information is cleared and I am asked to enter again the nost name, user name and password. Problem is, I did not write them somewhere ;).

Is there a default name for host and user for standard installations?

Thanks  a lot for the feedback!

Question by:skiaholic
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    The hostname will either be your ESX servers IP/hostname or your Virtual Centre's IP/hostname. If you don't know these then you will need to go to the console of the ESX server and type hostname or ifconfig and find the hostname or IP address from there. If it is Virtual Centre then just log in to the server and find the IP/Hostname from the network settings.

    If you are connecting to an ESX server the default user name is root if you are connecting to the Virtual Centre server then it is likely going to be Administrator (or another account with Administrator privileges.

    The password, well I can not help you with that one you will need to try and remember that one for yourself.
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    Assisted Solution

    Here is document on how to reset your ESX Server password
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    The question seems to be asking about VMware server, not ESX?

    If it is VMWare server then the credentials that you need on the server that is doing the hosting will be localhost for the host name, Administrator for the user name and then your normal administrator password
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    If that is the case, and your local username and password are still preventing you from access the console, remove and reinstall VMWare.  When doing this, please read the prompts there will be two prompts that will ask you about retaining your settings and serial numbers.

    Author Closing Comment

    thanks a lot for your helpful infos!!
    I did restart the server. Then it showed the login dialogue as I was used to it again. there I just could select "connect to localhost".

    best regards


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