Using the CLI to Access the Appliance

Updating the Host Password

You can directly update or change a password using the following method.

  1. Enter your login credentials.

    Default Username: root

    Default Password: arista

  2. Running passwd with no options will change the password of the account running the command. You will first be prompted to enter the account's current password:
    [root@cv ~]# passwd
  3. You will be asked to enter a new password.
  4. Enter the same password again, to verify it.
  5. If the passwords match, the password will be changed.
    passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
    [root@cv ~]#