Certain features of BMC Atrium Discovery need command line access to configure. For example, the appliance obtains its IP address using DHCP by default, though you may configure it at the command line to use a static IP address.
BMC Atrium Discovery is configured with the following default command line user accounts and passwords.
You should log in as
root and change these passwords immediately.
To log in, use the VMware Server Console, or ssh in to the appliance using a terminal. Note that you cannot ssh into the appliance as the root user. First you must log in as the tideway user and su to root. When you have logged in, the first thing you should do is change the root and user passwords.
rootuser, use the
passwdcommand to change the password.
When you enter the new password it is not echoed to the screen.
tidewayuser's password. Still logged in as the
rootuser, change the password using the
passwdcommand specifying the
Enter a new password when prompted. An example session is shown below:
The passwords are changed.
root user has unlimited privileges on the appliance and should only be used for the following tasks:
Any other task on the appliance which typically would require a UNIX/Linux
root user can be undertaken using
sudo to temporarily grant additional privileges to the
tideway user is a powerful administrative account intended for performing virtually all of the tasks that would need to undertake using the command line. Examples of such tasks are:
The following additional users are configured on the appliance: