Veeam Availability for Nutanix – Steps to Change default Veeam password

KB ID: 2812
Product: Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV
Version: 1.0.342
Last Modified: 2018-12-05


This article covers how to properly change the default password for logging into the Veeam Proxy Appliance VM Console


The Veeam Availability for Nutanix VM is shipped with a default username and password for logging into the Operating System through the Prism Console.

  • The Default credentials are:
    • Username – veeam
    • Password – veeam



To Change the Password:

1.    Log into Prism and launch your Veeam Appliance VM to gain access to the terminal interface
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2.    Log in using the default credentials (veeam\veeam)
3.    Type the following (without quotes) “sudo passwd veeam” and hit enter
4.    Enter the current password and hit enter
5.    Type in your new password and hit enter
6.    Type in your new password to confirm and hit enter
If successful, you should see “passwd” password update successfully”
7.    Type logout and hit enter
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8.    Log in using the new credentials you just created
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