VxRail Manager – Using ‘pam_tally2’ to reset ‘Mystic’ user account due to failed logins

Due to repeated failed login attempts via SSH a user account may get locked out. The following provides steps on how to reset the VxRail Manager ‘mystic’ account (SUSE Linux).


If this is the only account you have access to via SSH then you may need to open the VM console via ESXi/vCenter and login as root user:


Displaying the number of failed attempts:

pam_tally2 -u username


Reset the account:

pam_tally2 -u mystic –reset


Sucessfull login attempt:


Note: If you are prepared to wait the account should unlock after ~15 minutes.



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