This article provides information about changes on factory installed VMWare ESXi operating systems with the launch of the 14th generation (14G) of DellEMC PowerEdge servers. 14G servers include the following models R740XD, R740, R640, R540, R440, T640, T440, M640 and FC640. These servers are called VSAN Ready Node as they are designed and optimized to run with VMWare Operating System.
There are 2 changes regarding the factory installation of VMWare ESXi operating systems. Depending of the configuration purchased the password will be
|Shipped Configuration||Default Password|
|VSAN VMware ESXi 6.5 Embedded image||Passw0rd!|
|14G + normal VMware ESXi 6.7 image||Tag!|
|14G + normal VMware ESXi 6.5 image||Tag!|
|Factory installation for former 13G||No Settings|
The root password is the Service Tag of the machine followed by the character "!". This can be changed during deployment.
Previously there was no password set and this change only affects 14G systems. Example : "AAAXXX1!"
The following message can appear and explains that the root password is the service tag followed by the exclamation mark:
OS Installations with the BOSS-S1 device will not have the VMFS datastore enabled by default.
Dell EMC BOSS-S1 boot devices meets all the TBW requirements for both boot devices and Logging devices. (Documentation regarding boot devices can be found in the following VMware KB article : https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2145210 )
This article explains which generation of PowerEdge servers does my system belong to?
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Article ID: QNA44193
Last Date Modified: 09/14/2019 02:46 AM
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