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ROM Based Password Lost - How do I reset

Occasional Visitor

ROM Based Password Lost - How do I reset

The person in my position previously set a password on one of our DL380 G2 servers and whenever we boot the unit we have to hit F1 to complete the boot. When I hit f9 to enter the ROM Area (which is where I need to change this setting) it asks for a password. Nobody here knows what it is. How do I reset this? I have searched and cannot find anything on this. Thanks in advance
Rob Leadbeater
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Re: ROM Based Password Lost - How do I reset


On the system board look for a switch labelled SW6 near to the CPUs...

It will have 6 positions.

Position 5, is the power on password switch. It is probably in the off position. Try moving it to the on position to disable the password...

If that fails, try the same with the switch at position 6. That should invalidate the system configuration, and hopefully set things to default.

Hope this helps,


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Re: ROM Based Password Lost - How do I reset

Worked Great! Thanks for the information