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Resetting Bios password

Alex_151
Occasional Visitor

Resetting Bios password

Hi,

How can I reset Bios password on one of our DL380 G3 boxes?

Thanks in advance
Alex
Alex
2 REPLIES
Sunil Jerath
Honored Contributor

Re: Resetting Bios password

Hello Alex,
Here are the settings for the system switches which will enable you to reset the BIOS password:
System Maintenance Switch
Switch # Default Function
1 Off Off = iLO security is enabled.
On = iLO security is disabled.
2 Off Off = System configuration can be changed.
On = System configuration is locked.
3 Off Reserved
4 Off Off = Booting from diskette is controlled by RBSU.
On = Booting from diskette is enabled and RBSU is overridden.
5 Off Off = Power-on password is enabled.
On = Power-on password is disabled.
6 Off Off = No function.
On = Clear NVRAM.



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Caution: When the maintenance mode switch #6 is turned on (switch set to closed) and the system is powered up, nonvolatile RAM (NVRAM) configuration information is invaildated and lost.

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System Maintenance Switch sits very close to the RAM slots.
Basically it's the switch No 5
which you have to turn to the ON position to disable the password and then you can re-enable it after the first reboot.
Regards,
Alex_151
Occasional Visitor

Re: Resetting Bios password

Let me more specific. This is not power-on password. This is compaq admin user password when I run array config utility for example.
I set the 6th switch to on and cycled the box on and then turned the switch back off.
Still I can't login. Isn't the default password blank?

Thanks
Alex
Alex