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[Tutorial] Airwave Root password recovery Jan14-Tutorial

Hello this time for the contest i decided to do something that could be really useful when an administrator forget the root password of the airwave, and then he cannot get into the console.  We dont use the console to much and you might ran in the trouble that you forgot it!

 

Anyways its really easy so lets get started!

 

  1. The first thing you need to do is reboot the Airwave, but in this case as you cannot reboot it because you got no access to the console, you will have to turn it off and then turn it on
  2. You will see press any key like this: pressanykey2.JPG
  3. So you press any key! at that momment, and you will see after that something like this:pressanykey.JPG
  4. Here you press "e" to edit the command before booting, and then you willl see something like thisvmliuz.JPG
  5. you select the one that says vmlinuz, like you see in the screenshot!, after that you will see something like this:single2.JPG
  6. You need to add the word single like you see in there!, you will see that the line will end on nodma, and you need to add a space a the word single
  7. Press enter, and then press b...  After pressing b you will see it will reboot like this bootinginmode.JPG
  8. After you get the prompt you type passwd like you see in the imagenewpassword.JPG
  9. After this just type reboot, to reboot the server, and it will reload normally.

 

So thats all in this tutorial

 

 

Cheers

Carlos

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Product Manager - Aruba Networks
Alternetworks Corp
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Re: [Tutorial] Airwave Root password recovery Jan14-Tutorial

How timely, I have a number of AMPs in this situation, THANKS!

Re: [Tutorial] Airwave Root password recovery Jan14-Tutorial

you would help a lot if you could kudo the tutorial, if it helped you :)

 

Cheers

Carlos

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Product Manager - Aruba Networks
Alternetworks Corp

Re: [Tutorial] Airwave Root password recovery Jan14-Tutorial

come on guys a bit more kudos! its a nice tutorial :)

 

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Product Manager - Aruba Networks
Alternetworks Corp
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Re: [Tutorial] Airwave Root password recovery Jan14-Tutorial


NightShade1 wrote:

come on guys a bit more kudos! its a nice tutorial :)

 


Yes, it is a nice tutorial :)



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Re: [Tutorial] Airwave Root password recovery Jan14-Tutorial

hahaha Thanks Collin! :)

 

Cheers

Carlos

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Alternetworks Corp
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Re: [Tutorial] Airwave Root password recovery Jan14-Tutorial

i couldnt hit "e" what should i do?

Aruba Employee

Re: [Tutorial] Airwave Root password recovery Jan14-Tutorial

Which version of Airwave are you on? Is it 8.2.4?

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Vishnu
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Re: [Tutorial] Airwave Root password recovery Jan14-Tutorial

yes, it is 8.2.4.1 and i forgot the root password, what should i do?

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Re: [Tutorial] Airwave Root password recovery Jan14-Tutorial

@samet.yuksel

with Airwave version 8.2.4.1, there is no root access anymore. You cannot login using the root user. you have to use the "ampadmin" user with the password you created during the upgrade to this version or during installation. 

 

If you forgot the password for the "ampadmin" as well, here is how to reset this password:

 

How to Reset Your Password

If you forgot your password used to access the CLI, you can log in using the amprecovery credentials and reset the password.

To reset your password:

  1. From a local terminal, or the VM host console, login to the CLI:

    <AMP server> login: amprecovery Password: recovery

  2. Select to change the OS password.
    AirWave finds the users created after the AMP CLI installation and lists the users in the menu.

  3. Select to select the user.

 

 

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