Here’s how to easily reset the HP Integrated Lights Out password without needing to access the console.(tested only with ILO2!!)
Please note this will only work if the server is online and if the hp management tools are installed in the OS. If they are not then refer to this:
1. Install SNMP on the windows server (neede by HP Insight Management Agents.)
2. Ddowloaded and install the HP Insight Management Agents.
3. Download and install HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility.
Ok now that everything is in place, open a notepad file and enter the following :
<ribcl VERSION="2.0">Now save the file as yourfile.XML , and copy it to your hp\hponcfg directory (normally under prog. files)
<login USER_LOGIN="Administrator" PASSWORD="somerandompassword">
When done that open a command prompt , navigate to c:\program files\hp\hponcfg directory and issue the following command:
HPONCFG.exe /f yourfile.xmlNow it should successfully reset the password, but please note that the min. password length is 8 characters.