How to unlock VMWare ESXi user

Solution To unlock your user in ESXi web UI you need to connect to go through the following steps: Connect to your server over SSH: ssh <your-esxi-user>@<your-esxi-ip> Run PAM command to unlock user: [<your-esxi-user>@r710:~] pam_tally2 --user <user-to-unlock> --reset Login Failures Latest failure From <user-to-unlock> 33 12/27/23 11:23:24 unknown

December 27, 2023 · 1 min · Dmytro Prokhorenkov

Recovery Broken Vmdk Image

Disk images for virtual machines in VMWare products are stored in 2 files: disk description and data. In filesystem virtual machine partition stored as 2 files: disk file image: linux-flat.vmdk disk file config: linux.vmdk So in situation when you accidentally removed linux.vmdk (when you’re connected with SSH) or it’s broken, you can restore your disk drive image and mount it to another virtual machine. To restore image you should do next steps (example is for ESXi installation as the most common for me)....

May 9, 2018 · 3 min · Dmytro Prokhorenkov