The root password is emtpy when you log in for the first time. To improve the security of your ESXi host, change the default password after you log in for the first time.


  1. In the System Customization menu of the ESXi host, use the keyboard arrows to select Configure Password and press Enter.
    The Configure Password dialog box appears.
  2. Fill the required fields to change the password and press Enter.
    Option Action
    Old Password Type the old password of the ESXi host.
    New Password Type the new password for the ESXi host.
    Confirm Password Confirm the new password.


The root password for the ESXi host is changed.

What to do next

Configure the network settings of the ESXi host.