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Resetting/Configuring the ILO password & Network using ESXi shell
By Jitendra | Jun 28, 2018 | In Articles | Update: Jun 28, 2018 | Total Views [ 564 ]
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Resetting/Configuring the ILO password & Network using ESXi shell

Need to follow the below steps:

1. Login into the ESXi shell using putty.

2. Go to the directory /opt/hp/tools/

3. Run the command  #./hponcfg -w ilo.xml (Where ilo.xml is the file where ''-w' switch write the configuration of ilo)

4. Edit the file ilo.xml using vi editor and fill the highlighted entry with requisites details (i.e network configuration, user id & password)

5. Run the below command to flush the modified ilo.xml file back to ilo memory.

#./hponcfg -f ilo.xml

6. Ilo will restart and after some time you are done.

Sharing a small script which will only reset the ilo password of Administrator account.

Follow the below steps:

1. Login into ESXi shell using putty.

2. Copy and paste the script using vi editor.

# vi ilo.xml

3. Run the command to flush this file back to ilo memory.

#./hponcfg -f ilo.xml

Below is the script

<RIBCL VERSION="2.0">
<LOGIN USER_LOGIN="Administrator" PASSWORD="Abcd@1234">
<USER_INFO MODE="write">
<MOD_USER USER_LOGIN="Administrator">
<PASSWORD value="Abcd@1234"/>
</MOD_USER>
</USER_INFO>
</LOGIN>
</RIBCL>

Save the above command in a file with extention .xml


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