I wanted to try the ssh method to change the root password, but I stopped short 
since it will ask for old password before changing to a new one. However, I 
planning to create and make use of user accounts instead of looking for the 
root password.

Thank you for the input.


On Aug 4, 2011, at 12:27 PM, Aaron Peeler wrote:

> Sunil,
> On #2. The VCL load process is to randomize the root (and
> administrator for windows) password. It should be in the vcld.log
> file, but an easier option might be to ssh into the node and set the
> root password to something you know when using xcat's rcons to look at
> the console.
> Aaron
> On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 2:17 PM, Sunil Venkatesh <suni...@umbc.edu> wrote:
>> Hi Josh,
>> So, I was able to get the VCL to capture & restore the images on to the 
>> Power7 blade without any errors. The VCL web portal shows the Power7 node 
>> being loaded with the captured image. I was looking for some clarification 
>> with a couple of things.
>> 1. The web portal shows "Selection currently not available" when I intend to 
>> make a reservation on the Power7 blade that I have been working with all 
>> this while.
>> 2. Once the image is loaded onto the blade, I am able to login from the 
>> management node without a password. However, when I am using rcons to login 
>> as root on the Power7 blade, it does not accept the root password I had used 
>> during the OS installation. Does the root password get reset to a default 
>> one? I was checking vcl/lib/VCL/Module/OS/Linux.pm if that is the case.
>> Thanks & Regards,
>> Sunil
>> On Jul 7, 2011, at 2:03 PM, Josh Thompson wrote:
>>> This and your next question are both deeper into the backend code that I've
>>> worked with.  Andy or Aaron may be able to answer your questions further.
>>> Josh
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