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lost password does it cause outage

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lost password does it cause outage

Sorry for the dumb question but I'm new to hp blades.. The directions to  recovery a lost onboard adminsitator password say to hold reset and the system will reboot in lost recovery mode. I just want to make sure I'm not going to cause downtime. Will servers on the blades be impacted or any configs reset or does it just reset password?

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Re: lost password does it cause outage

If you do not have a PIN Code set for the front panel there is a much easier way to get back in.

Open Notepad on your PC
Add the following lines:

ADD USER "hpadmin" "hpinvent"
SET USER PASSWORD "hpadmin" "hpinvent"
SET USER CONTACT "hpadmin" ""
SET USER FULLNAME "hpadmin" ""
ASSIGN SERVER 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,1A,2A,3A,4A,5A,6A,7A,8A,9A,10A,11A,12A,13A,14A,15A,16A,1B,2B,3B,4B,5B,6B,7B,8B,9B,10B,11B,12B,13B,14B,15B,16B "hpadmin"
ASSIGN INTERCONNECT 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 "hpadmin"
ASSIGN OA "hpadmin"
ENABLE USER "hpadmin"

Then save that to a USB Thumb drive in the root as Add_HPADMIN.CFG
The Thumb drive should be FAT32, not NTFS.

Put that into the primary OA (will have 2 green lights instead of 1)
Use the front panel and from Main Menu go to USB Menu towards bottom.
Choose the Restore Config option and you should see the Add_HPADMIN.CFG listed. Select that and let it run.

Once that is done you have a new admin account called hpadmin with the password of hpinvent you can use to login from the Web GUI and then reset Administrator account password or do whatever you like.