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Reset the password for the user Administrator in HP iLO 2

Create an XML file with the following contents

root@linux:~ # vi passwd_reset_ilo.xml
<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>

This file will reset the user Administrator with the password newpassword

Download hponcfg going here – http://www.hp.com/support/ilo2

Select the appropriate Linux operating system.
Select Software – Lights-Out Management category.
Select the HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility for Linux .
Select the appropriate version of the HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility and click the “download” button.

After installing, run as shown below.

root@linux:~ # hponcfg -f passwd_reset_ilo.xml -l log.txt
HP Lights-Out Online Configuration utility
Version 4.0.1 Date 09/24/2012 (c) Hewlett-Packard Company, 2012
Firmware Revision = 2.01 Device type = iLO 2 Driver name = hpilo
Script succeeded

Source – http://amal.net/?p=1675

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