Note – You can follow the procedure mentioned in this KB article to reset a forgotten admin password through SSH.
I would rather use this new feature and keep the password recovery process as simple as possible. Simple in this case provides security as well, since you do not have to share root passwords and run commands.
With vRealize Operations 7.0, once you login to the CASA (Cluster Administration) UI a.k.a. Admin UI, you will find a new section called “Administrator Settings”.
This screen allows you to “Change Admin Password”. At the same time you can enter the password recovery settings to ensure that in case you lose your admin password, you can use the recovery email to recover the password. In the above example, I have leveraged my SMTP settings to configure this.
Once saved, on subsequent admin login screen, you will notice an option of “Forgot Password”
Once you click on the forgot password option, you will receive an email on the registered recovery account email. Here is how the email will look like:
Upon clicking on the reset password link, you will be redirected to a page where you can reset the admin password.
Once the password is SET, you are good to login with the new password in the subsequent logins.
I think this simple addition would be really helpful with enhancing your operational efficiency. Go ahead and configure the recovery settings on your vROps instances before you forget your admin account password 🙂
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