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Reset/Find iLO passwords

 
Pathi_4
Advisor

Reset/Find iLO passwords

We need to change the default iLO passwords,we forgot to notedown the default ones that are pasted on the server.
How can we find/reset the default password?We can logon locally to the server as administrtor.Can we just call HP Support/Supplier and get the defalut iLO password?
Thanks in Advance.
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David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: Reset/Find iLO passwords

Every system with iLO has a security override switch. Look at the system diagram on the system cover to locate it.
Pathi_4
Advisor

Re: Reset/Find iLO passwords

Its a remote server...:(
David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: Reset/Find iLO passwords

With security in mind, the only way to defeat the password is with physical access to the server. You could

- use the iLO security override switch on the MB as discussed before
- press [F8] during boot to enter iLO configuration and reset to defaults or set a password for Administrator that you know
- use CPQLODOS from the SmartStart Scripting Toolkit to apply your own default configuration, overwriting whatever's there. This requires booting DOS, presumably from a floppy.

The most "hands-off" way I can think of is the last one. Send a floppy to the remote site and have someone insert it; you login and initiate a restart of the OS and it will boot. At completion that remote person will eject the floppy.

In the unlikely case you are using something like the ProLiant Essentials Rapid Deployment Pack at that remote site (or some other thing that provides PXE services), you could eliminate the physical floppy by PXE booting to DOS with CPQLODOS on it.