Category Archives: vCenter

How to fix or change the VCSA root password that has expired 6.5 or above

As I was going through the process of updating my VCSA from 6.5 to 6.7, I ran into the issue of my VSCA root password being expired.  After a couple of minutes of research, this was the final solution. Solution: Log into the VCSA website http://yourVCSA:5480 When prompted, type in root and the root password… Read More »

VCSA 6.5 reset the root password

I always hate it when you can’t login into a system anymore because you either don’t know the root password anymore or the system is not able to log you in. VCSA 6.5 is built on top of Photon OS, so can’t use the same standard procedure for Debian, Ubuntu or RedHat. It’s still very… Read More »

Change VCSA Hostname

After reading the title of this blog I’m sure you’re thinking to yourself, “It is not possible to change the VCSA hostname.  You have to re-install.”  That is also what I have been told and all the VMware documentation has pointed to this.  Well, it was not totally true.  Here is your warning.  Don’t do it!  I would… Read More »

What’s New in vCenter Server 6.5

vCenter Server 6.5 The vCenter Server Appliance took center stage in this release. The installer has gotten a facelift with a new look and feel. Linux and Mac users can rejoice because the installer is now supported. If that isn’t enough out of the box change, the vCenter Server Appliance now has features that are exclusive: Migration Improved Management… Read More »