Bryan O'Connor | 12 June 2013

The VMware Data Protection backup problem is fairly straight forward to setup, the hardest bit is remembering the initial root password

Today on my VMware vSphere 5.1 Install, Configure and Manage Course we've been talking about the VMware Data Protection product available as part of vSphere 5.1.

My demo included importing the appliance and then configuring the appliance. It's a fairly straight forward process of importing the Virtual Appliance, giving it an IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DNS settings.

Once you've imported the appliance the next thing is configure appliance, this is done via a web page. (just an example)

The first thing that pops up is a login page and it prompts you to login asroot, and as it's been a few months since I last set this up I couldn't remember the default root password (you do change it as part of the config wizard).

So here you go.

Username =                       Root

Initial password =             changeme

Then it's into a wizard, finish config and then reboot appliance.

At some point, I'll write something or do a video that covers setting up VDP start to finish.


Bryan O'Connor

Senior Technical Instructor

Bryan O’Connor is a Senior Technical Instructor at QA, teaching VMware, Microsoft and CompTIA courses. In the past, Bryan has also been certified by Novell as a MCNI (Master Certified Novell Instructor). Bryan started in the world of IT in 1986 and has worked in a variety of roles ranging from PC support technician to Network design and consultancy, to Virtualisation consultant. At last count, Bryan held over 40 professional VMware, Microsoft, Novell and CompTIA certifications. Bryan has advised many large organisations on their IT and project management needs to allow them to benefit from the increase in productivity provided by computer systems. In addition to teaching, Bryan does a variety of jobs in QA, including supporting the sales staff and setting up the classrooms. Outside of QA, Bryan enjoys spending time with his wife Tracey and their two daughters Meagan and Jessica, unless there’s a grand prix on the TV when he enjoys paying Tracey, Meagan and Jessica to disappear for the day.
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