• Marcel Venema

Change default password Nutanix CE cluster

Note to self to change all the default passwords of a Nutanix CE cluster after installation.



CVM

The default password is 'nutanix/4u'. To change the password of the local 'nutanix' account, log in to a CVM, and type passwd.

This will change the password for all CVM instances.


AHV

To change the password of the local 'root' account, log in to AHV and type passwd.

The default password is 'nutanix/4u'. Be sure to change the password for all hosts, this is not done automatically as for the CVM.


Prism Central

Prism Central is a separate VM to manage Nutanix clusters. The default password for the 'admin' Prism GUI user account is 'Nutanix/4u'. You have to change it after the first login.

To reset the password of the 'admin' user account, log in with the 'nutanix' user account and run 'reset_admin_password.py' The password will be reset to default.


To change the password of the local 'nutanix' account, log in to Prism Central VM, and type passwd.






IPMI

For out-of-band management (IPMI) change the password of the local 'ADMIN' account. The default password depends on the hardware. Possible values are 'ADMIN' or <node serial number>.

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