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Hi,

I am trying to reset the root password on an ESX host as it has been lost.  Does anyone know the best way to do this?

Thanks
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Okay, thanks.  Also, I currently have no login to the host, is there a default user I can use?
@Hanccocka - We're posting at the same time when question shows 0 comment. You beat me by 39 seconds =).
Default username is root.
okay, so I can reset the password just by using the user id?  I think that is where I was not sure.
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thanks, will this work for version 5.x?
As stated by Hanccocka and the KB, this will work for ESX 3.x and 4.x.

For ESXi 5.x - Reinstalling the ESXi host is the only supported way to reset a password on ESXi.
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