You can change the root account password due to security restrictions or other reasons.


Verify that you have a password to log in to the vCloud Usage Meter console as root.


  1. Log in to the virtual machine console as the root user.
  2. To change the root password, run the passwd command.
  3. Enter the new password and re-enter the same password to confirm the change.
  4. Log out from the virtual machine console.


You have changed the root account password and can log in to vCloud Usage Meter as root with the new password.