Forgot ILO Password?

No problem. You can reset it via software from your operating system. It is possible to do it from almost any Windows server system and from Linux (from Linux I didn’t try).
To do this, you have to install HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility for the system that you are using. You can download it form HP web page, where the drivers are located.
After you have installed this software, you will need a XML file with this content:

<ribcl VERSION=”2.0″>
 <login USER_LOGIN=”Administrator” PASSWORD=”boguspassword”>
   <user_INFO MODE=”write”>
    <mod_USER USER_LOGIN=”Administrator”>
     <password value=”YourNewPassword”/>
    </mod_USER>
   </user_INFO>
 </login>
 </ribcl>

I know, that the login password (the old one) is not correct, but you don’t need to know it (scary…), it will work.
Save this file into the folder C:\Progam Files\HP\hponcfg and launch the command prompt as Administrator. Navigate to the folder and type:
Hponcfg /f YourFile.xml /l YourLogFile.txt
You will be noticed that script worked correctly. Now you have just to login into ILO with the new password.
Easy to do it. Maybe too easy.

More reading:
Export ILO configuration

ILO Scripting guide.

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