Unlock root account on ESXi

If the root account gets locked out, you will not be able to access ESXi using SSH or vSphere Web client; please follow the below procedure to unlock the account.

Please note you will get an incorrect username/password error even though you are trying to log in with the correct username/password.

By default, the ESXi 6.x password requirements for lockout behavior are:

Steps to unlock the ESXi host account at the console

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