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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Resetting the vCloud Director system administrator password (2017345)

Purpose

This article provides the method to reset the vCloud Director administrator password.
 
You may want to reset the administrator password if:
  • You have forgotten or lost the vCloud Director system administrator password which was created at installation time.
  • You need access to the vCloud Director administrator account.

Resolution

To reset the administrator password for vCloud Director 1.x:
 
  1. Log in to SQLplus for Oracle or SQL Management Studio for Microsoft SQL.
  2. Run this query:

    update config set value='false' where name = 'vcloud.system.initialized';
    This takes the system back to an uninitialized state. 
  3. Go back to the log in screen.
  4. When prompted, enter the license and a new system administrator password.

    Note: Ensure you have your license key ready before performing this procedure.

To reset the administrator password for vCloud Director 5.1:
 
  1. Log in to the vCloud Director cell as the root user.
  2. Navigate to the directory:

    /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin. 
  3. Run the command:

    ./cell-management-tool recover-password -dbuser vcd_db_username 
  4. Follow the prompts to change the administrator password.
Source:-
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2017345&src=vmw_so_vex_ragga_1012