root user SSH Failed Login Attempts on Oracle Exadata

Problem:root user SSH Failed Login Attempts on Oracle Exadata

Solution: check log file and unlock user

[root@exa01dbadm01 ~]# tail -f /var/log/secure

Jan 20 08:12:02 exa01dbadm01 sshd[119402]: Failed password for root from 172.18.17.71 port 61446 ssh2

Jan 20 08:12:14 exa01dbadm01 sshd[119402]: pam_tally2(sshd:auth): user root (0) tally 23, deny 5

[root@exa01dbadm01 ~]# pam_tally2 –user=root

Login           Failures Latest failure     From

root               23    01/20/17 09:12:14 172.18.17.71

[root@exa01dbadm01 ~]# pam_tally2 –user=root –reset

Login           Failures Latest failure     From

root               23    01/20/17 09:12:14 172.18.17.71

[root@exa01dbadm01 ~]# pam_tally2 –user=root

Login           Failures Latest failure     From

root                0