I started recently at a new company and needed to reset the password for the vCOps admin page. I used this link and it worked like a charm.
UI VM and Analytics VM
UI VM and Analytics VM
- Boot to Grub Menu - alter the menu item (beginning with “kernel /vmlinuz-....”) adding init=/bin/sh to the end of it and hitting "enter"
- Type passwd to change password
- Duplicate process for both VMs
- Reboot the vApp and login using the Root password.
- For Version 5 and above cd to /usr/lib/vmware-vcops/user/conf/install and run chmod 755 resetadminpwd.sh
- Type ./resetadminpwd.sh <newpassword>
- If you are still having issues logging in see if the account is locked out by typing su admin Twice -- It will show "Account locked due to xx failed login"
- Type "Pam_tally --user admin --reset" to reset.
This procedure is applicable when updating to vCenter Operations Manager 5.7.1 vApp from the following product versions.
- vCenter Operations Manager 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.0.3, 5.6, and 5.7.1, including any Hotfix versions.
- Save the .pak file for the vCenter Operations Manager 5.7.1 build to your local storage.
- Log in to the Administration portal using the admin user credentials.
- On the Update tab, click Browse and select the .pak file that you saved to local disk.
- Click Update.
- Accept the EULA by selecting the check box and click OK.
- Accept and confirm the update.
- The update process will start, and the Administration portal page might refresh after some time and ask you to login again.
- Log in to the Administration portal, wait for the update to complete, and verify that the Upgrade tab indicates a successful upgrade.
Note: You might need to refresh the browser to view the updated product version and build number.
- Log in to the vCenter Server that manages the license for
vCenter Operations Manager, and apply the new vCenter Operations Manager
5.7.1 license key.
Note: You must re-apply the new license key in the vCenter Server after the upgrade.
If you do not, you will see reduced functionality in the vCenter Operations Manager interface.
- In the Administration portal, navigate to the Status tab and restart all services.
- Log in to the vSphere Client or the Custom UI to verify that the vCenter Operations Manager interface is displayed properly.