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Learn how to install, configure, and operate the Vyatta Network Operating System (Vyatta NOS) and Orchestrator, which help drive our virtual networking and physical platforms portfolio.

Recovering a system user password

To recover a system user password on a vRouter , perform the following steps from a console window.

Table 1. Recovering a system user password
Step Command

Using the console, restart the vRouter . The GRUB menu appears.

Select the relevant option from the GRUB menu and press Enter. The option must start with “Lost password change.”

The stand-alone user-password recovery tool starts running and prompts you to reset the local system user password.

Enter y and follow the instructions to reset the password.

After the vRouter starts, log in by using the new password.

Standalone user password recovery tool.
Do you wish to reset the local system user password? (y or n) 

Starting process to reset the password...

Re-mounting root filesystem read/write...

Enter the local username for password reset: 

Setting the user (Vyatta) password...

Enter Vyatta password: 

Retype Vyatta password: 

System will reboot in 10 seconds...