This blog post is written by Amardeep Kahali and Krishnaprasad K from Dell Hypervisor Engineering team.
This is a continuation of the blog post "DellEMC factory install changes for VMware ESXi" . DellEMC 14th generation of servers shipped from factory with Dell customized VMware ESXi pre-installed has service tag set as the root user password by default.
From October 2017 onwards, DellEMC modified the default DCUI (Direct Console User Interface) screen to proactively communicate this change. A sample screenshot of the same is as below.
NOTE: Dell 13th generation of servers shipped from factory with Dell customized VMware ESXi pre-installed continue to have no password set for the root user.