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Does resetting ONTAP admin password disrupt vVol accessibility?

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Applies to

  • VASA Provider (VP)
  • ONTAP 9
  • ONTAP Tools (OTV) 


Changing the ONTAP admin password does not cause disruption to vVols accessiblity as long as the ONTAP admin credentials are updated in the OTV vCenter plugin under Storage Systems after the password is updated in ONTAP.

Update ONTAP admin password via System Manager 
  1. Log into System Manager with the current admin credentials.
  2. Click on the person icon in the top right corner and select Change Password
Update ONTAP admin password via ONTAP CLI
  1. Connect to the ONTAP cluster via SSH
  2. Enter in the current ONTAP admin credentials
  3. Change the current password using command: security login password -vserver <cluster_svm> -username admin
 Update the ONTAP cluster admin password in ONTAP Tools
  1. Navigate to OTV plugin UI in vCenter and select Storage Systems
  2. Click on the 3 dots next to the cluster that you changed the ONTAP cluster admin password for and select Modify
  3. Update the ONTAP cluster admin password using the new password you set using one of the methods listed above
  4. Click on the Rediscover All button in OTV  

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