Recently I had to change the password for the vCenter DB. This can be done with starting the vpxd.exe with the –p or –P ‘password’ command. After finishing this task I was curious for the other flags so I started vpxd.exe /?.
The following options are available:
C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\VirtualCenter Server>vpxd.exe /?
Usage: vpxd.exe [FLAGS]
-r Register VMware VirtualCenter Server
-u Unregister VMware VirtualCenter Server
-s Run as a standalone server rather than a Service
-c Print vmdb schema to stdout
-o port Listens on the specified port instead of 902
-b Recreate database repository
-p Reset the database password interactively
-P pwd Reset the database password to the specified password
-v Print the version number to stdout