CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials

Password Recovery Procedure for the Resource Manager Essentials (RME) Releases 2.x and 3.x

Document ID: 13470

Updated: Jan 10, 2006



This document describes how to recover a forgotten or lost administrator password in the Resource Manager Essentials (RME) application.



There are no specific requirements for this document.

Components Used

The information in this document is based on these software and hardware versions:

  • Releases 2.x of the Resource Manager Essentials product

  • Releases 3.x of the Resource Manager Essentials product

The information in this document was created from the devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you understand the potential impact of any command.


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Step-by-Step Password Recovery Procedure for Resource Manager Essentials

Follow these steps:

  1. Log in as a privileged user:

    • root—(on Solaris/HP-UX/AIX)

    • Administrator—(on Windows NT/2000)

  2. In order to stop the Daemon Management process, issue these commands:

    • c:\net stop crmdmgtd—(for Windows NT/2000)

    • #/etc/init.d/dmgtd stop —(for Sun Solaris)

    • #/sbin/init.d/dmgtd stop—(for HP-UX)

    • #/etc/rc.dmgtd stop—(for IBM AIX)

  3. Enter this text in order to edit the cwpass password file to change the password for user admin:

    • For Windows NT/2000:

      C:\> cd \Program Files\CSCOpx\lib\classpath\com\cisco\nm\cmf\servlet
      C:\> edit cwpass 
    • For Solaris/HP-UX/AIX:

      vi /opt/CSCOpx/lib/classpath/com/cisco/nm/cmf/servlet/cwpass 

    Here is an example of the cwpass file:

    RME Version 3.2 and earlier RME Version 3.3 and later
    admin:22335f595e::::F:: admin:0DPiKuNIrrVmD8IUCuw1hQxNqZc=::::F::
    guest:::::0:: guest:HE8Mbri/i78RzCrhzcxcXR86PBY=::::0::

  4. In order to restart all Daemon processes, issue these commands:

    c:\ net start crmdmgtd——(for Windows NT/2000)
    # /etc/init.d/dmgtd start——(for Sun Solaris)
    # /sbin/init.d/dmgtd start——(for HP-UX)
    # /etc/rc.dmgtd start——(for IBM AIX) 

    The administrator password is now restored to its admin default value.

    Note: To log in to RME as administrator, use Name: admin and Password: admin.

Related Information

Updated: Jan 10, 2006
Document ID: 13470