Can’t log into your new vCloud Director VM guest?

Let’s just say first: I VMware vCloud Director ROCKS! I have been using it for about 2 weeks; and, this product is going to make IT administration/automation really easy…

However, here is one of the issues that threw me off when trying to login to my newly created vCloud VM guest:

Problem: I cannot login into the OS (Linux, Windows, etc) of my newly created VMware vCloud guest.

Solution:  By default, when a new vCloud Director VM is provisioned, the default “administrator” or “root” user ID is auto-generated by vCloud Director.   This is part of the VM guest’s customization settings after provisioning.   You can find the new password by choosing the properties on the new guest.  Make sure you go to the properties of the VM guest — and not the vApp.  See Below:


Hope this helps…



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