You can use the direct console to set the password for the administrator account (root).

The administrative user name for the ESXi host is root. By default, the administrative password is not set.


  1. From the direct console, select Configure Password.
  2. (Optional) If a password is already set up, type the password in the Old Password line and press Enter.
  3. In the New Password line, type a new password and press Enter.
  4. Retype the new password and press Enter.