After you install vRealize Operations, you secure the console of each node in the cluster by logging in for the first time.


  1. Locate the node console in vCenter or by direct access. In vCenter, use Alt+F1 to access the login prompt.

    For security, vRealize Operations remote terminal sessions are disabled by default.

  2. Log in as root.
    vRealize Operations prevents you from accessing the command prompt until you create a root password.
  3. When prompted for a password, press Enter.
  4. When prompted for the old password, press Enter.
  5. When prompted for the new password, enter the root password that you want, and note it for future reference.
  6. Re-enter the root password.
  7. Log out of the console.