vCops Forced password change

Short after vCops 5.8 was released I upgraded, all went smooth. But then the other day, I had to restart the appliance, after waiting a while and I was still not able to login to the web gui. I open up a console to the two VMs, only to see the both VMs were stuck at boot waiting for a password change. So I typed in the old password and a new one and shortly after vCops was up and running again.


Well as it turns out had I just read the release notes properly, I would have know that with release of vCops 5.8 there’s been changes to the password policy, which can lead to this case where the VMs wont boot and are stuck waiting for password change.


From the release notes:


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