Deploying and managing a vCNS Edge device with vCloud Director is a pretty easy task to deploy. You just spin up the appliance, integrate it with vCenter and then hook it up to vCloud Director. Piece of vCAC!
But I was trying to dig deeper into the structure of how vCNS Edge devices work and wanted to log in to the Edge device itself. The only problem I was faced with was the fact that I couldn’t log into console of the Edge appliance that was deployed by vCNS manager on my virtual infrastructure. Thankfully the vCNS Manager interface provides you with the possibility to reset the password. So to reset the password and be able to log into the vCNS edge device you have to:
1. Log into the vCNS web interface
2. Select Edges at “View:” in the left corner
3. Select the Edge Gatway you want to log into
4. Click on Actions and select “Change CLI Credentials”
This allows you to set the password for the “admin” account. With these credentials you can login to the vCNS Edge device.