If you know the vCloud Director database username and password, you can use the recover-password command of the cell management tool to recover the vCloud Director system administrator password.

With the recover-password command of the cell management tool, a user who knows the vCloud Director database username and password can recover the vCloud Director system administrator password.

To recover the system administrator password, use a command line with the following form:
cell-management-tool recover-password options
Table 1. Cell Management Tool Options and Arguments, recover-password Subcommand
Option Argument Description
--help (-h) None Provides a summary of available commands in this category.
--dbuser The user name of the vCloud Director database user. Must be supplied on the command line.
--dbpassword The password of the vCloud Director database user. Prompted for if not supplied.