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How to reset HP iLO Password (DL 585 G2)

Today, I got into trouble with a HP Server. I need to hold remote console of the HP DL 585 G2 server. When I tried to access the console, prompted me to enter "Administrator" credential...Oops... no idea what is the password. I have not been known about this while KT from previous administrator. Now, I have to find a way to reset this password and access the server remotely. While searching, I ended up with 3 different ways to reset the password. All the 3 ways given below, you choose which one good for you:

Resetting using SmartStart CD
1.        Boot the server using HP SmartStart CD
2.       Press F8 to goto iLO Configuration console
3.       Select the HP iLO setting
4.      Goto User setting
5.       Select the “Administrator” and change the password or Create new user with administrator privileges

Resetting using Security Override Switch
1.        Look system board diagram server top bonnet
2.       Look for the system management switch (mostly no:11 on DL 585 G2 servers)
3.       Turn off the iLO Security switch (SW5)
iLO security override
The override allows the administrator full access to the iLO processor.
  • Open (off) = Normal
  • Closed (on) = Override
Redundant bootblock select
Forces booting from the redundant bootblock
  • Open (off) = Normal
  • Closed (on) = Redundant bootblock (ROM)

Resetting the Password using HPONCFG command:
                Using the command needs some prerequisites. You can use this command on the same server where you need to reset the password. The server can be loaded with either Windows or Linux OS. You have to run the SmartUpdate CD again to choose and install the HP iLO configuration utility.
1.        Install the SNMP (pre-requisite, if you already have installed this, ignore)
2.       Install  the HP Insight Management
3.       Install the HP iLO configuration utility/driver as highlight above picture
4.      Create a XML file as follow and save it as “Administrator_reset_pw.xml”
(Unable to publish XML codes here, thatswhat, screeshot)

5.       Save this file where the iLO Configuration utility. The common location of the utility is “C:\Program Files\HP\HPONCFG”
6.      Then, run the following command in RUN command
                                                               i.      HPONCFG.exe /f Administrator_reset_pw.xml /l log.txt >output.txt
7.       Open the iLO page in IE or Firefox. You should able to login using “Administrator”


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