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Locked myself out of remote console / BIOS

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Roman Schmidt
Frequent Advisor

Locked myself out of remote console / BIOS

Hello,

while remotely troubleshooting a Proliant server which is hanging at startup I've tried to disable several devices in BIOS settings.
I'm using iLO to do so.

However I've also disabled the USB controllers and it seems that iLO relies on USB for any keyboard interaction via remote console.

The server itself runs Linux which hangs in boot process.

So now I have no access to BIOS settings to switch USB back on and I can't access the Server via SSH either as it's not fully booting.

Does anyone have an idea how to re-enable USB and keyboard to be able to access the server via remote console again?

Thanks a lot,
vitaminx
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Oscar A. Perez
Honored Contributor
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Re: Locked myself out of remote console / BIOS

OK. This could be a long shot and might not work but let's give it a try:

Please run the following XML through iLO using cpqlocfg.exe and post here the results here.











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Roman Schmidt
Frequent Advisor

Re: Locked myself out of remote console / BIOS

Here the output of the script:




STATUS="0x0000"
MESSAGE='No error'
/>




STATUS="0x0000"
MESSAGE='No error'
/>
Scripting utility should be updated to the latest version.




STATUS="0x0000"
MESSAGE='No error'
/>




STATUS="0x0000"
MESSAGE='No error'
/>




STATUS="0x0000"
MESSAGE='No error'
/>
NAME="CQSBKT"
LENGTH="15"
VALUE="AEpBBwdQAQf/ADIVBQBI"
/>




STATUS="0x0000"
MESSAGE='No error'
/>




STATUS="0x0000"
MESSAGE='No error'
/>




STATUS="0x0000"
MESSAGE='No error'
/>
Oscar A. Perez
Honored Contributor

Re: Locked myself out of remote console / BIOS

Try this one.









Then, reboot the server.




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Roman Schmidt
Frequent Advisor

Re: Locked myself out of remote console / BIOS

Hi,

Magic! this actually switched the USB controllers back on.

Thanks a lot, learned something new :)

Could you please explain what exactly the XML scripts do and what the name/value pairs mean? Is there a reference somewhere?


Thank you
/ vitaminx
Piotr Malek
Occasional Visitor

Re: Locked myself out of remote console / BIOS

Hello

Please tell me how you get to the Bios from ilo?

How I can get there remotely?