troubleshooting Question

changing of ESXi root password : need downtime & sync with vSphere client/vCenter ?

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We're on ESXi V6.1.

Our sysadmins told me it's not feasible to periodically (say every 60 days) change the root password
as the new password need to be sync'ed to vCenter & a reboot is needed.   Is this true?

As I'm a former Unix admin, all I know is the command 'passwd root' in UNIX to change its root
password does not require a reboot nor downtime, so how is it they told me downtime/reboot
is needed?  Or what other impacts/dependencies they are talking about?  I tend to compare with Unix

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