The admin account is the system administrator or superuser account. If
an administrator loses the password to this account, you can have a serious
security issue. As a result, the procedure to recover the password for the
admin account requires you to power cycle all fabric interconnects in a
When you recover the password for the admin account, you actually change
the password for that account. You cannot retrieve the original password for
You can reset the password for all other local accounts through
Cisco UCS Manager.
However, you must log in to
Cisco UCS Manager
with an account that includes aaa or admin privileges.
This procedure requires you to power down all fabric interconnects in
instance. As a result, all data transmission in the instance is stopped until
you restart the fabric interconnects.