Hacking the ESX 3i Server Root Password

Hacking the ESX 3i Server Root Password
In case you every are called in to manage an ESX 3i server, but nobody know the root password, here an easy way to ‘fix’ this challange.

  • Again when the ESX 3i server boots and is on the main boot loader screen, hit shift-O
  • In the advanced option line type in:

    passwdReset="TRUE"

  • Continue the boot process.
  • The root password is now reset and you get full access. Always handy trick to know

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