How to unlock the SDDC Manager VCF account after too many login attempts
During your VCF implementation, you might find yourself in a situation where you have incorrectly entered the wrong login information in the SDDC Manager VCF account and you get a 24 hour account lockout notification in your terminal.
You can reset the VCF user account by using the pam_tally2 command on the SDDC Manager VM. The pam_tally2 command is used to lock and unlock failed SSH attempts in the linux operating system.
Step 1: Log into the SDDC Manager VM as root, and enter your root password.
Step 2: Enter the pam_tally2 --reset --user vcf command.
And that is it, your attempts have now been reset and you can log into the VM with your VCF account credentials.