Reset ESXi Root Password with Host Profile – vSphere 6.7

Misplaced or forgotten password for ESXI, we can have this kind of problem when we are working on Virtualisation,

For VMware, if the ESXI is connected to vCenter, we can reset password without reboot or modify any configuration,

All we have to do, Extract Host Profile from an existing ESXI, modify it like below :

And Finaly, apply it on the ESXI wchich we want to change password for the root,



On the new host profile and from the ‘Actions’ drop down menu choose > Attach Detach Hosts and Clusters > then Select the host in the wizard.
From the Action Menu select Check Host Compliance.
From the Action Menu select Remediate
Then Check Host Compliance.


Enjoy new password quickly and safely !