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ProLiant DL380 G5 lost bios admin password

Randor63
Occasional Visitor

ProLiant DL380 G5 lost bios admin password

I have a brand new HP ProLiant DL380 G5 with no OS on it yet. I set an admin password in the BIOS but when I went back into the setup the password I set would not work. Is there a way to get around this? or to reset the admin password? I have physical access to the server.

Randy
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: ProLiant DL380 G5 lost bios admin password

maybe the password you set up is not valid
just to let you know password must be 7 normal characters that's it

now to get rid of it, clear NVRAM

1. Power down the server.
2. Remove the server cover.
3. Locate the System Maintenance Switch, position 6, and move the switch to the "On=Clear NVRAM" position.
4. Power the server back on until Power-On Self-Test begins.
5. After POST has started, power-cycle the server off.
6. Move the System Maintenance Switch back to the "Off" position.
7. Replace the server cover and power on the system. The server will boot normally.

check System Maintenance Switch position here
page 86
http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00710359/c00710359.pdf

bye
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LEC
Occasional Visitor

Re: ProLiant DL380 G5 lost bios admin password

Well, I can't speak for the other guy (?), but thanks!!  :)

 

 

BTW... is it essentially the same for a Gen8?

 

Thanks again!