Configuring credentials

During deployment, you define a common set of credentials to be used for the newly deployed VMware vSphere environment, the NetApp HCI compute and storage resources, management node, and any Data Fabric services you enabled.

About this task

Remember the following points about the credentials you set in the NetApp HCI Deployment Engine:
  • To log in to a vCenter Server environment installed as part of deployment, use the same user name that you enter on this page with the following suffix: @vsphere.local
  • To log in to ESXi after deployment, use root as the user name and the same password you enter on this page.
  • To log in to the ONTAP Select web interface after deployment, use admin as the user name and the same password you enter on this page.

Steps

  1. On the Credentials page, enter a user name in the User Name field.
  2. Enter a password in the Password field.
    The password must conform to the password criteria visible in the Password must contain box. If you enter a password that does not meet the required criteria, error text is displayed with correction information.
  3. Confirm the password in the Re-enter Password field.
  4. Click Continue.