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Changing passwords on new system

  • 3 February 2017
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We just implemented our first Block, (three nodes). It is running vSphere ESX6.0 U2 as the hypervisor. We have not moved any production workloads to it yet, as I need to change the default passwords for IPMI, ESX and CVM. We are running 4.74 I changed the Prism admin login and had no problems associated with doing this. The question is, can each of these passwords be changed without adding or updating anything in Prism or the CVMs? I did see one post that seemed to indicate authentication between nodes and services is facilitated by SSH keys. Can anyone confirm this for our running code level (4.74)? Thanks, Bill
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Best answer by bezeddin 4 February 2017, 13:10

bc0nl33 you can change CVM password as well. I'd rather use same new password for all node of IPMI, ESXi and CVM
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Hello,

which is the IPMI Web Interface?
Is it the iDRAC Web Interface?
Here i can't find the Default IPMI ADMIN user.

Environment:
Dell XC640-10
ESXi 6.5.0 Update 2 Patch 79 (build-11925212) Kernel 6.5.0
iDRAC Controller 9

Steven


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2 years ago 3 February 2017
Funny this came up just yesterday for us. When changing the IPMI, you don't have to update any other place. You can change the IPMI through it's web interface or via ESXi host command line.

The links on the commands is in the support portal knowledge base.
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Just in case anyone has the same question, I did successfully change the CVM password with the passwd command on all our CVMs. So basically all three - ESX, IPMI and CVM were changed and I have seen no issues in the system or Prism.

(Environment - version 4.7.4, ESXi 6.0 U2) NX-3060-G5

Thanks for the responses.
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bc0nl33 you can change CVM password as well. I'd rather use same new password for all node of IPMI, ESXi and CVM
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Here's a post from the past you might check out.

https://next.nutanix.com/t5/Installation-Configuration/Change-all-CVM-IPMI-passwords/m-p/5262
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Hi Patrbng,

I did just successfully change IPMI password on all nodes. No apparent issues as of yet. Also did ESX root pw on two of the three nodes, and that seems to be alright as well. Now for the CVMs..., I think I'll wait and see if anyone chimes in on those before proceeding.

Thanks!
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Funny this came up just yesterday for us. When changing the IPMI, you don't have to update any other place. You can change the IPMI through it's web interface or via ESXi host command line.

The links on the commands is in the support portal knowledge base.

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