Cloud Foundation is deployed with factory default passwords. It is highly recommended that you replace the default passwords with secure system generated passwords.

You must change the passwords on each rack that you add to your Cloud Foundation system.


The additional rack must have successfully completed bring-up before you change the passwords.

  1. In a command line window, SSH to one of the base IP addresses for SDDC Manager on the rack. See Locate SDDC Manager IP Address.

  2. Navigate to /home/vrack/bin.

  3. Type the following command:

    ./ lookup-password

    The output displays the passwords and IP addresses for all components on rack 1.

  4. Save the output to a secure location so that you can access it later.

  5. Save a copy of the /home/vrack/VMware/vRack/ file to a secure location where you can access it later.

  6. In the SDDC Manager console window for rack 1, navigate to /home/vrack/bin.

  7. Type the following command:

    ./ rotate-all

    This command changes the passwords of the physical components on rack 1 and logical components on all racks in your environment.

  8. In the SDDC Manager console window, type the following command:

    ./ lookup-password

    Save the output. Compare the output file you saved in step 5 with the output file you saved now and ensure that all passwords have been changed.

  9. Refresh the browser window where you were running the Initial Setup wizard.

    The Cloud Foundation Dashboard is displayed.