If you purchased an integrated system, your hardware partner sends you the system generated password for SDDC Manager along with the imaged rack. If you deployed Cloud Foundation on a ready system, you must have saved the SDDC Manager password. During password rotation, the SDDC Manager is not changed. VMware strongly recommends that you change this password on each rack before creating workloads.


  1. In a command line window, SSH to the SDDC Manager on the rack.
  2. Login as root. Use the password provided to you by the partner (integrated system use case) or the one you saved after imaging the rack (ready system deployment use case).
  3. Type the following command to change the password:


  4. At the prompt, type and re-type the new password.

    The SDDC Manager password is changed.