Home Data Center Exiting Lockdown Mode Can Disable “root” Access (if you remove “root” from the DCUI.Access)

Exiting Lockdown Mode Can Disable “root” Access (if you remove “root” from the DCUI.Access)

0
0

I recently came across a situation where I was unable to login to my ESXi host as root.  This caught me off guard as I hadn’t intentionally disabled root, but suddenly, and seemingly out of the blue, root logins stopped working.

Now just before this happened I had used the host to record a video showing how lockdown mode works.  So I knew the problem must somehow be related to the host having been placed into lockdown mode and subsequently taken out.  After a bit of testing, sure enough I confirmed that this was the case.  The process of putting my host into lockdown mode and subsequently taking it out had unexpectedly removed the root privileges from the host.  Why did this happen?  Well, the answer is tied to how lockdown mode works and more specifically the role of the DCUI.Access list in allowing select users to override lockdown mode.

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, Exiting Lockdown Mode Can Disable “root” Access (if you remove “root” from the DCUI.Access)- Uptime (VMware and Business Continuity)

Categories:
DABCC DABCC.com, the world leader in sharing the finest Virtualization & Cloud news and support resources. #Citrix, #VMware, #Microsoft, #Mobility and much more! Brought to you by @douglasabrown & team!

Featured Resources:

Related Articles:

| LATEST FEATURED RESOURCES

White Papers

    Application Lifecycle Management with Stratusphere UX – White Paper

    Enterprises today are faced with many challenges, and among those at the top of the list is the struggle surrounding the design, deployment, management and operations that support desktop applications. The demand for applications is increasing at an exponential rate, and organizations are being forced to consider platforms beyond physical, virtual and cloud-based environments. Users […]

    Downloads

      Download Commvault VM Backup and Recovery: end-to-end VM backup, recovery and cloud management

      Commvault’s ability to provide end-to-end VM backup, recovery and cloud management creates a significantly better way to build, protect and optimize VMs throughout their lifecycle. Our best-in-class software for VM backup, recovery and cloud management delivers a number of significant benefits, including: VM recovery with live recovery options; backup to and in the cloud; custom-fit […]

      On-Demand Webinars

        What’s Going on in EUC Printing – A Technical Deep Dive!

        The IGEL Community and ThinPrint invite you to watch the following technical deep dive webinar. The agenda is to technically bring you up to speed on what’s going on in the EUC Printing space today along with a deep dive into new methods, technologies, printing scenarios and a discussion on why printing still matters. You […]

        Latest Videos

          Views All IT News on DABCC.com
          Views All IT Videos on DABCC.com
          Win big $$, visit ITBaller.com for more info!

          Visit Our Sponsors

          Close