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DL380 G2 password overide switch

 
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papagayor
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DL380 G2 password overide switch

Hello. Please, I own an old proliant DL380 G2 server, and trying to get in RBSU by pressing F9 key when promped, I take the error message "password overide switch is on". How can I dissable it? Is there a switch onboard that I can't find, because only the system maintance switch I can see.

Also, is it possible to be locked by any other way, may be remotely by iLO or something like that?

Thank you.

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SanjeevGoyal
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Re: DL380 G2 password overide switch

Hello,

Good Day !!!

You can disable the password from System Maintenance.

System Maintenance 
(Labeled SW6)
Position
Description
On/Off Function
1
Reserved
N/A
2
Configuration lock
Off = System configuration can be modified. 
On = System configuration is locked and cannot be modified.
3
Rackmount indicator
Off = System is in a tower configuration. 
On = System is in a rack-mounted configuration.
4
Enable diskette boot
Off = RBSU controls booting from diskette. 
On = Booting from diskette is enabled and RBSU is overridden.
5
Password disable
Off = Power-on password is enabled. 
On = Power-on password is disabled.
6
Invalidate configuration
Off = No function 
On = ROM treats the system configuration as invalid.

 

Or you can follow the below link.

ProLiant DL380 G2 Troubleshooting

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https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=c00352098

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papagayor
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Re: DL380 G2 password overide switch

Done, setting the switch No6=off,  got error message again and system stop booting:

PCI BUS Parity Error PCI SLOT 03

Could it have a pci card for management, through iLO, and after locking the system, the card have been removed? Asking that because I took the server in used condition, pulled out from a company that closed, so I wonder if somebody removed a PCI card.

Thank you for yor time, anyway.

papagayor
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Re: DL380 G2 password overide switch

Finally I found the solution myself by trying one by one to 6 different positions on main switch.

The possition No5 must be to "ON", even thought no password has been made.

After doing that I can boot to RBSU by pressing the F9 on booting when the choice appears on screen with other.

Anyway thank a lot.