If you know the vCloud Director database username and password, you can use the recover-password command of the cell management tool to recover the vCloud Director system administrator password.

With the recover-password command of the cell management tool, a user who knows the vCloud Director database username and password can recover the vCloud Director system administrator password.

To recover the system administrator password, use a command line with the following form:

cell-management-tool recover-password options

Cell Management Tool Options and Arguments, recover-password Subcommand

Option

Argument

Description

--help (-h)

None

Provides a summary of available commands in this category.

--dbuser

The user name of the vCloud Director database user.

Must be supplied on the command line.

--dbpassword

The password of the vCloud Director database user.

Prompted for if not supplied.