ESMC VA passwords

ESMC Virtual Appliance uses a few different user accounts. The following table explains the different account types:

Account type

Default password

Description and use

Operating system (CentOS) root

eraadmin

This is an account which you can use to log into your ESMC Virtual Appliance. It lets you access ESMC VA Management Console and Webmin Management Interface, lets you perform Factory reset or if you need to Pull database from other server. Usually, you will be asked to enter your VM password.

Database (MySQL) root

eraadmin

This is a root account for the MySQL database server. It lets you perform database operations such as database Backup or database Restore. Usually, you will be asked to enter your database root password.

ESMC Web Console Administrator

specified during ESMC VA configuration

This password is important because it lets you access ESMC Web Console.

The default password is changed during ESMC Virtual Appliance configuration. All the accounts above will have the same password you have specified during ESMC VA configuration. However, each account can be set with a different password. It is more secure to use different passwords, although it may be intricate when using multiple passwords. You might want to find an effective way of handling multiple passwords for ESMC VA to prevent confusion.

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Note

When you deploy ESMC VA which is not configured yet, it uses the same password eraadmin for all the above accounts until the password is changed during ESMC Virtual Appliance configuration.

In case of a forgotten password for any of the above accounts, see chapter How to recover a forgotten password for ESMC VA.