Citrix Hypervisor

Pool security

Change the root password

You can change the root password for a pool – that is, for all servers in a pool – by completing the following steps:

  1. In the Resources pane, select the pool or any server in the pool
  2. On the Pool menu or on the Server menu, select Change Server Password

To change the root password of a standalone server: select the server in the Resources pane, and click Password and then Change from the Server menu.

If Citrix Hypervisor Center is configured to save your server login credentials between sessions, the new password is remembered. For more information, see Store your server connection state.

When you change the root password you are also advised to rotate the pool secret.

Rotate the pool secret

The pool secret is a secret shared among the servers in a pool that enables the server to prove its membership to a pool. Users with the Pool Admin role can view this secret when connecting to the server over SSH. Rotate the pool secret if one of these users leaves your organization or loses their Pool Admin role.

You can rotate the pool secret for a pool, by completing the following steps:

  1. In the Resources pane, select the pool or any server in the pool
  2. On the Pool menu, select Rotate Pool Secret

When you rotate the pool secret you are also prompted to change the root password.

Pool security