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iLO Administrator Password Reset

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Problem:

iLO Administrator password lost/changed. Host computer is running Linux RHEL of some flavor.

Solution:

Download:

  • >>hponcfg
  • hprsm (search for it in the Search box of the download page above; select your architecture)
  • hpasm (search for it in the Search box of the download page above; select your architecture)
Install: (sample is for a RHEL 4 on a x86_64)
# rpm -ivh hponcfg-1.2.0-4.linux.rpm  hprsm-7.8.0-75.rhel4.x86_64.rpm hpasm-7.7.0-115.rhel4.x86_64.rpm

Activate hpasm (the rpm install will prompt you to do this):

# hpasm activate

Activate hprsm (the rpm install will prompt you to do this):

# /opt/compaq/hprsm/hprsm activate

Create a .xml file which describes the new password:

<RIBCL VERSION="2.0">
<LOGIN USER_LOGIN="Administrator" PASSWORD="boguspassword">
  <USER_INFO MODE="write">
   <MOD_USER USER_LOGIN="Administrator">
    <PASSWORD value="newpassword"/>
   </MOD_USER>
  </USER_INFO>
</LOGIN>
</RIBCL>

Apply it:

# hponcfg -f $FILE_NAME.xml

Log into the iLO with the "newpassword".

Notes:

  • boguspassword in the .xml file above is required, but not checked
  • any password length rules which are active in the iLO are enforced; if "newpassword" isn't long enough the hponcfg command will fail and tell you why
  • check to make sure that your HP platform is listed on the download pages for each of the rpms you select, otherwise you are wasting your time
  • if you are running Windows, see the Source link, below
(>>Source)
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