Use this screen to change the password, which is used for CFA configuration, and to sign in to the CFA Management Console. In the respective boxes, type the existing password, then enter and re-enter the new password.

info The password is case-sensitive and can be any combination of alphanumeric characters and punctuation marks. The minimum password length is one character, but we recommend a password longer than six characters, using upper- and lower-case letters with digits and punctuation characters. Use a password that will not be easily guessed.

Should the password become lost or otherwise forgotten, the only way to reset the root (and admin) password is from direct keyboard access to the console. Here’s how:

  1. Reboot the system. DO NOT remove the power source. Try to reboot by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del. If that still fails, try the reset button.

  2. When it is powering back on, interrupt the boot loader (which waits for 3 seconds) by pressing any key.

    If you are unable to interrupt the boot loader in time, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, or the reset button on the chassis and try again.

  3. Change boot options to boot to Single User mode.

    1. Select Infrascale Current (VGA).

    2. Press e.

    3. Select kernel….

    4. Press e.

    5. Press End, press Space, type 1, press Enter, press b (make sure Caps Lock is off).

  4. This should boot to a command prompt, run the Linux command to change your password.

    1. Type passwd and press Enter.

    2. Follow the on-screen instructions to enter and re-enter the new password.

    3. Type reboot and press Enter.

  5. The system should boot normally and you may login with the new password.

  6. To apply your changes, click Submit.