VMware NSX 4.1 Manager/Edge console displays alert "Setting grub root password failed (use default password)"
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VMware NSX 4.1 Manager/Edge console displays alert "Setting grub root password failed (use default password)"

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Article ID: 322434

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Products

VMware NSX Networking

Issue/Introduction

Symptoms:
  • You are using NSX 4.1.
  • A VMware NSX Manager/Edge is deployed/created from the NSX-T UI.
  • A VMware NSX Manager/Edge is deployed in vCenter using an OVF, during the deployment, the GRUB password is not provided. The GRUB password is then set after deployment using the nsxcli command "set grub root user password <password>".
  • When you launch VMware NSX Manager/Edge VM console in vCenter, you will see the following GRUB alert displayed:
"VMware NSX Unified Appliance 4.1.0.0.0.0.21332677 - release -tty1
*Setting grub root password failed (use default password)
aupernsxcin2 login:"
  • You are able to log into the GRUB menu using the newly created password.
NOTE: The preceding log excerpts are only examples. Date, time and environmental variables may vary depending on your environment.


Environment

VMware NSX 4.1.0

Cause

This is a cosmetic issue in NSX 4.1 and can safely be ignored.

Resolution

This is a known issue impacting VMware NSX.

Workaround:
This is a cosmetic issue and can safely be ignored.