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How Can I Log In to an ECS After Its System Disk Is Exchanged with That Attached to Another ECS Running the Same OS?

Symptom

Two ECSs run the same OS, for example, both run Windows or Linux. The system disks attached to the two ECSs are exchanged offline. After the exchanging, the login keys of the ECSs may change. In such a case, how can I log in to the ECSs?

NOTE:

Before stopping an ECS for disk detachment, release the IP address assigned to the ECS using DHCP so that ECS can correctly obtain an IP address later. To do so, perform the following operations:

  1. Log in to the Windows ECS.
  2. Run the following command to release the IP address:

    ipconfig /release

    This operation will interrupt network connections and affect the use of the ECS. After the ECS is restarted, network connections will automatically recover.

Windows

For example, there are two Windows ECSs with parameters configured in Table 1.

Table 1 Parameter configurations

ECS

System Disk

Key Pair

ecs_01

vol_01

Keypair_01

ecs_02

vol_02

Keypair_02

System disk vol_01 is detached from ecs_01 offline and then attached to ecs_02 as the system disk. How can I log in to ecs_02?

The random password for logging in to ecs_02 must be resolved again. The procedure is as follows:
  1. Delete the initial password for logging in to ecs_02.

    Locate the row containing ecs_02, click More in the Operation column, and select Delete Password from the drop-down list. Then, click Delete.

    NOTE:

    ecs_02 must be in Stopped state.

  2. Start ecs_02.

    Locate the row containing ecs_02, click More in the Operation column, and select Start from the drop-down list. Then, in the Start ECS dialog box, click OK.

  3. Obtain the password for logging in to ecs_02.
    1. Locate the row containing ecs_02, click More in the Operation column, and select Get Password from the drop-down list.
    2. Click Select File and upload private key file Keypair_02 of ecs_02.
    3. Click Get Password to obtain a new random password.
  4. Use the random password obtained in step 3 to log in to ecs_02 with the system disk replaced.

Linux

For example, there are two Linux ECSs with parameters configured in Table 2.

Table 2 Parameter configurations

ECS

System Disk

Key Pair

ecs_01

vol_01

Keypair_01

ecs_02

vol_02

Keypair_02

System disk vol_01 is detached from ecs_01 offline and then attached to ecs_02 as the system disk. How can I log in to ecs_02?

Use either of the following methods to log in to ecs_02:

  • Use private key file Keypair_01 of ecs_01.
  • Use private key file Keypair_02 of ecs_02.