Today I wanted to access my vRealize Operations (vROps) appliance through the console, but… oh cr*p what did I use as the root password of the appliance again…
After some research it appears to be quite easy to change your forgotten root password.
Reset vRealize Operations root password
Open the console of the vRealize Operations appliance through the vSphere Web Client or the old trusted vSphere Client. Then reboot the vRealize Operations appliance and when the bootloader appears just append init=/bin/bash to the boot options.
Proceed with booting the appliance and when the appliance is done booting type passwd (more…)