Configure the Root SSH Password for the NFO Virtual Appliance
Skip this section if your NFO installation is not VMware virtual appliance.
By default the SSH connection to the virtual appliance is enabled with root password changeme or the one that was set during deployment. You can change it from the VMware Remote Console.


Verify that the NFO virtual appliance is deployed and running.


  1. 1.
    In the vSphere Client inventory, click the NFO virtual appliance, and open the Console tab.
  2. 2.
    Click the Console window area. If the splash screen did not appear, press Space button on keyboard.
  3. 3.
    Go to a command line by following the key combination specified on the splash screen.
  4. 4.
    In the console, type root, and press Enter; type current password, and press Enter.
  5. 5.
    Type passwd root and press Enter.
The following message is displayed in the console: Changing password for user root. New password:
  • Type a new password for the root user, press Enter, type the new password again for the root user, and press Enter.
The password must consist of at least eight characters, and must include at least one upper case letter, one lower case letter, one digit, and one special character. You cannot repeat the same character more than four times.
The following message is displayed: passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.

What to do next

You can use the root password to establish SSH connections to the NFO virtual appliance.