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root password

Luis_Fontes Newbie
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I'm trying to play with Exadata (version, Linux/x64) and VirtualBox.

I know that it is hardware dependent, and will not work on my VM.

I downloaded the files "cellImageMaker_11."

and "computeImageMaker_11.", and built the ISO images using

I am able to boot with the 2 images (both cell and db).

The problem is the login. I googled for "exadata root password" and found some,

like "root/welcome1" and "root/changeme", but it doesn't work.

I also tried "root/exadata", "root/root", "root/oracle", "root/oracle1".

I tried the same passwords for "oracle" user, also fails.

I also tried to boot using "linux single", but it doesn't boot in "maintenance mode".

How can I manage to login into these hosts using "root" account?


Thanks in advance.

  • 1. Re: root password
    SPA2 Newbie
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    Hi Luis,

    actually I did the same installation while a guy on the web did a post that it is possible to setup a storage server environement in a Oracle Virtual box for test purposes.

    I also download the software create an iso image and start the virtual box.Here are two problems:

    1. There was a error message that the hardware is not correct and

    2. the root password or celladmin password was not known

        I try root/welcome, root/welcome123, celladmin/welcome and so on.

        All the user/passwords combinations doesn't work.

    So for me it looks like a fake otherwise the guy could give the whole information for doing such an setup.


    I know that Oracle University have a Oracle VM Image which they use for Exadata courses but this VM Image is not for general purposes use.


    If you have new ideas on creating such a storage server environment let me know.

    Where do you find the information for doing such a storage server setup? Could you please poste the link.





  • 2. Re: root password
    robinsc Explorer
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    note that if you try to run the software without an exadatamachine you are technically in violation of oracle licensing since there are no developer licenses for that software


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