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How to Deal With the Root User and Replication on a ZFS Storage for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Marketplace (Doc ID 2811414.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 06, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle ZFS Storage Image for OCI - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

ZFS Storage for OCI has the root user created but it cannot be used by default.  This is due to a combination of the setting in the ssh service that disallows ssh as root and the lack of a known password.  The lack of the password prevents the follow 3 things.

These three concerns can be alleviated using one or both of the methods below depending on which of the issues you are trying to resolve.

The su command and its use in the shell is restricted to be used only at the direction of Oracle service representatives. 

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
  Method 1: Allow root ssh access
  Method 2: Setting the root password

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