Nutanix Basics – Reset password for Nutanix Prism local user

Below quick tip on how to reset password for Nutanix Prism local user. Below guide apply to Nutanix Prism Central as well. There are two ways.

#1. Using Prism interface

Log in to Prism Element with domain user and  go to User Management

Prism user management

From users window choose user and click update. On the bottom of the applet there is Reset password button.

Reset Password for Prism admin user

#2. Command line

Log in to CVM over SSH and get into ncli command line.


Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).

  • Ernest Rogo

    Can I image Nodes (Either NX,Dell or Lenovo) with WinServer 2012R2 Full Install(+GUI) and then deploy phoenix to customize and deploy CVMs?
    Have done this with ESXi and it worked perfectly

    • Ernest, with latest Foundation, you can choose if you want to install Hyper-V with GUI or not. No need to play with Phoenix.