Proxmox windows cloud-init password problem after upgrade


New Member
Mar 25, 2020
Hello everyone.
I have created a VM using windows 2019 cloud-init image on PVE 6.3 and everything works fine.
Now I make a change in hardware, for example upgrading ram. after stop / start operation, the password which had been set previously by cloud init, would not work and I cannot login into VM.
One thing to consider, is that there is no problem after just stop and start, and there should be an upgrade first in resources to make that error occur.
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Active Member
Apr 13, 2010
I have the same problem,
The password of all VMs which has cloudinit device, will be reset after each change in hardware specs.
Any help from Proxmox team or others would be highly appreciated.


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