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aliog75
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DL145 G2 iLO password reset

Hi,

 

Is there an easy way to reset the iLO password on a DL145 G2? Can this be done through the DIP switches on the motherboard or is there another way.

 

I have inherited this server and don't know what the details are. Incidentally I can seem to log in via telnet via the management IP using the default sername and password admin and admin.

 

Any help greatly appreciated 

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Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: DL145 G2 iLO password reset

DL145 G2 does not have iLO, it has Lights-Out 100 (LO100)

 

User Guide

http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00857454/c00857454.pdf

 




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aliog75
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Re: DL145 G2 iLO password reset

Thanks for your response. Sorry my terminology was incorrect but the question still stands. I have read the manual already, but it does not indicate how to reset the LO100 password. I have also now tried upgrading the BMC firmware which is supposed to reset the password to defaults but this hasn't worked either.

 

Any other ideas?

 

Thanks

Abhishek Bangalore
Frequent Advisor

Re: DL145 G2 iLO password reset

Hello,

 

Please check the link provided below in order to resolve the issue:

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=c01567963&prodTypeId=329290&prodSeriesId=440192

 

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aliog75
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Re: DL145 G2 iLO password reset

Thanks for your response, I have tried downgrading the BMC firmware to 1.23 and then reupgrading to 1.25 but this has made no difference. I have also tried using ipmitool as per the following thread, but neither has made any difference:

 

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/ProLiant-Servers-ML-DL-SL/HP-DL160-G5-iLO-Password-Reset/m-p/4281197#M84079

 

To reset the password for the lights-out 100

1. Create a DOS bootable disk (floppy or USB key)
2. Download the IPMItool from this link: http://www.intel.com/design/servers/ipmi/ipmi_tool.htm
3. Copy the IPMItool.exe to the bootable disk
4. Boot the server using the bootable disk
5. Run "ipmitool.exe 20 18 47 03 02 61 64 6d 69 6e 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00"
6. Now your password should reset back to "admin"

Note that your user name is not changed, so you need to use the same user name. 

 

I figure the user name must have been changed too. So it looks like I am stuck with it.

 

Thanks anyway

coredump4
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL145 G2 iLO password reset

Hello,

If you can boot an OS, you ought to be able to use IPMItool to reset the password.  First, do:

ipmitool user list

...and see which user number you want to work on.  Then (using user 3 as an example):

ipmitool user set password 3 my-password

ipmitool user enable 3

ipmitool user priv 3 4

 

The last command makes User 3 an Administrator of the BMC.

 

FWIW, I recommend doing this from Linux, not DOS.  Maybe download a Live CD of Fedora, and install ipmitool, as it's not included by default.  I have a bootable USB stick with CentOS 5.6 that has ipmitool for configuring/fixing BMCs.

 

good luck!

 

Allen Crist
Advisor

Re: DL145 G2 iLO password reset

I realize this is an old thread but hoping someone can help. I can boot with the iso disk which was posted here (thank you).

 

I ran the bat file to execute the command mentioned here... but my problem is different.

 

I haven't forgotten the admin password (it's admin admin) but the account was disabled (don't ask how / why I did that) trust me, I am regretting not reading the whole screen.

 

Any way to re-enable admin? I upgraded, downgraded the firmware, even put a different ILO card it (the bmc instantly re-programmed the card so same issue).

 

I'm pulling my hair out. It's a ML150 G5 so there is NO F8 option, and no BMC reset jumper... If I can't get this, I guess it's clear the CMOS time... (Really don't want to screw up my raid array).

 

HELP!!!

Lincy_Zachariah
Valued Contributor

Re: DL145 G2 iLO password reset

Hi Allen,

 

To reset the password for the lights-out 100

1. Create a DOS bootable disk (floppy or USB key)
2. Download the IPMItool from this link: http://www.intel.com/design/servers/ipmi/ipmi_tool.htm
3. Copy the IPMItool.exe to the bootable disk
4. Boot the server using the bootable disk
5. Run "ipmitool.exe 20 18 47 03 02 61 64 6d 69 6e 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00"
6. Now your password should reset back to "admin"

Check out the following thread :


http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/ProLiant-Servers-ML-DL-SL/HP-DL160-G5-iLO-Password-Reset/m-p/4281197#M84079

 

 

Thanks & regards,

 

 

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Robsonr
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Re: DL145 G2 iLO password reset

Excellent job, thank you. Just for clarification. Only Linux ipmitool supports command line parameters to list users. HP Dos ipmitool doesn’t.

 

 

Here is little high level procedure how I did it.

 

Use any Linux distribution you like. It can be Ubuntu live CD, Backtrack, or any other you are familiar with. Boot the server of that CD/USB. Either have ipmitool already installed prior to boot, or use commands to install it after successful boot.

 

In my case I used Backtrack5 live CD. I booted of that CD and made all the changes to make sure that the server has access to Internet. Backtrack is Debian based distribution, so those steps should work with Ubuntu and other distributions as well.

Next update package repository information – apt-get update. When completed, you can search for packages by typing apt-cache search ipmi. I installed ipmitool package and few more (I don’t remember the exact list and I am not sure which are required except ipmitool). You also need to have ipmi kernel modules loaded, otherwise tool will complain that /dev/ipmi device driver is missing. Load the modules by modprobe <module name>. I loaded following modules: ipmi_msghandler and ipmi_si. After that you should have your device drivers and you are good to go.

Run command ipmitool user list. The command will list all the set users in your ILO. Look for user on position number 3. Use that user and password admin (set in a step number 1) to get into ILO.

 

 

Credit goes to coredump4.

Allen Crist
Advisor

Re: DL145 G2 iLO password reset

The problem I had was different. The password needed reset, however the ADMIN account was also disabled.

 

Here is how to fix that in case anyone runs across the same issue:

 

Lights-out 100 does have an option to disable to Admin account in the web interface for the version 2.14 firmware or later. If that box was accidentally checked, the admin account will not work.

To enable the admin account and resolve this issue, perform the following steps:

1.      Create a DOS bootable disk (floppy or USB key)

2.      Download the IPMItool from http://www.intel.com/design/servers/ipmi/ipmi_tool.htm ( Click here to download the IPMItool http://www.intel.com/design/servers/ipmi/ipmi_tool.htm )

3.      Copy the IPMItool.exe to the bootable disk

4.      Boot the server using the bootable disk

5.      Run "ipmitool.exe 20 18 47 03 01 61 64 6d 69 6e 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00"

The following information applies to the hex code for the ipmitool:

"20 18" is the SetFN/LUN numbers (the ILIM address and type).

"47 03" is the command string.

"02" means "set password"

"01" means "enable user"

The ASCII string for the password "admin" is "61 64 6d 69 6e 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00"

Now the admin account should be enabled.

 

So instead of using 02 in the 5th set use 01 and this will enable the admin account.