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Resetting Integrated Lights Out (iLO) and Onboard Administrator (OA) to factory default

 
chuckk281
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Resetting Integrated Lights Out (iLO) and Onboard Administrator (OA) to factory default

Chuck needed to wipe some customer info from equipment:

 

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A customer is to return some hardware to HP. Within this return the customer has asked to have all information wiped from the OA on the c7000 enclosure and iLo on the BL460 / 490 blades.

 

Is there a documented process that I can share with our customer that explains the steps that accomplish this and what the outcome would be?

 

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Ed had a method:

 

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Hi Chuck,

Page 112 of the OA user guide:

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00705292/c00705292.pdf

 

The doc covers how to set the OA back to factory defaults EXCEPT the Administrator password.

 

That has to be done by:

Bottom of page 20 – same document.  Uses a serial cable to set the Admin password back to what was on the tag.

 

There is a script you can run against the iLOs to take them back to factory default.

(it’s in the bottom area under this URL called *Recommended* HP Lights-Out XML Scripting Sample for Windows:

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=397991&prodTypeId=0&prodSeriesId=397989&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=1005#93211

 

That link also has a lot of other handy iLO scripts.

 

Or…you can just run the following example…

It would look like this on the CLI for the OA:

 

HPONCFG all << end_marker

<RIBCL VERSION="2.0">

  <LOGIN USER_LOGIN="adminname" PASSWORD="password">

    <RIB_INFO MODE="write">

          <FACTORY_DEFAULTS/>

    </RIB_INFO>

  </LOGIN>

</RIBCL>

end_marker

 

You can take that script, copy and paste it and run it against the OA on the OA CLI (accessible by telnet or SSH) and it will take the iLOs back to factory.  Obviously you would want to do this prior to blowing away the OA.

 

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Great info and advice from Ed. Any other comments or suggestions?