VMware physical host doesn’t boot

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VMware physical host doesn’t boot – A server stack is the collection of software that forms the operational infrastructure on a given machine. In a computing context, a stack is an ordered pile. A server stack is one type of solution stack — an ordered selection of software that makes it possible to complete a particular task. Like in this post about VMware physical host doesn’t boot was one problem in server stack that need for a solution. Below are some tips in manage your linux server when you find problem about linux, ubuntu, vmware-esxi, , .

I am using VMware ESXi 5.1.0 to manage my VMs.

I have lost root password of the physical host. So, I tried to reset forgotten root password of the physical host. After doing my search I found the below link and gave it a go.


The next problem arose when I rebooted the physical host after following the tutorial in the above link and it failed to boot(It only showed welcome message with “loading…” (I am going to share the screenshot below). Then It failed with no displayed message, error or anything.

Please advise how to approach this

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Changing a forgotten root password on an ESX/ESXi host (1317898)

ESXi 3.5, ESXi 4.x, ESXi 5.x and ESXi 6.x

Reinstalling the ESXi host is the only supported way to reset a
password on ESXi.

It should be possible to (re)install a new host and attach or restore storage. Look at this as a test of your bare metal restore procedures.

Some people may have successfully removed or reset the password in an undocumented way. But you were not, and the vendor is not going to help you. Reinstalling should be easier at that point.

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