Changing the root password for the BMC interface

For security, you must change the password for the BMC's root user.

Before you begin

About this task

When you first install the appliance, the BMC uses a default password for the root user (root/calvin). You must change the password for the root user to secure your system.

Procedure

  1. From the client, enter the URL for the StorageGRID Appliance Installer: https://SG6000-CN_Controller_IP:8443
    For SG6000-CN_Controller_IP, use the IP address for the appliance on any StorageGRID network.

    The StorageGRID Appliance Installer Home page appears.

  2. Select Configure Hardware > BMC Configuration.

    screenshot showing Advanced > BMC Configuration option
    The Baseboard Management Controller Configuration page appears.
  3. Enter a new password for the root account in the two fields provided.

    BMC Root Password
  4. Click Save.