Reset iLO password from the host OS

This requires the ProLiant Support Pack, or the Support Pack for ProLiant, or whatever it’s being called this week.

Create an XML file that looks like this:

<ribcl VERSION="2.0">
<login USER_LOGIN="Administrator" PASSWORD="anythingwillworkhere">
  <user_INFO MODE="write">
   <mod_USER USER_LOGIN="Administrator">
    <password value="newpassword"/>

Of course, use your iLO username instead of Administrator.

Now run:

# hponcfg -f ilo_user_reset.xml
Firmware Revision = 1.26 Device type = iLO 3 Driver name = hpilo
Script succeeded

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