Starting the Management Server the first time generates a random root user password. You can change that password and other operating system passwords using the virtual machine console.

When you log in to the Management Server service from a Web browser, you use the username serengeti and the password for the Serengeti user. You can change the password for that user and perform other virtual machine management tasks from the Management Server console. When you log in to the Management Server console as the root user for the first time, you use a randomly generated password. Change the operating password the first time you log in to the server.

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Log in to a vSphere Client connected to the vCenter Server and verify that the Management Server virtual machine is running.

1

Right-click the Management Server virtual machine and select Open Console.

The current password for the Management Server displays.

2

Use PuTTY or another SSH client to log in to the Management Server as root, using the IP address displayed in the Summary tab and the current password.

3

Use the /opt/serengeti/sbin/set-password command to change the password for the root user and the serengeti user.

/opt/serengeti/sbin/set-password -u root

You are prompted for the new password and asked to retype it.

The next time you access the Data Director Management Server from a Web browser, you use the new password.