How to reset the ILOM root password back to the default 'changeme' using ipmitool. (Doc ID 1328316.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2016

Applies to:

Sun Blade X6440 Server Module - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Blade X6270 Server Module - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Fire X4150 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Blade X6420 Server Module - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Fire X4270 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

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The root password on the ILOM is currently unknown.  You have root access to the O/S installed on the platform and want to change the ILOM password back to the default changeme.

The method to reset the ILOM password is different for each platform.  Some allow for password reset via an onboard jumper.  Others allow for the password to be reset via a BIOS setting.  Newer versions of the ILOM also allow for ILOM password recovery via the serial management connection.   Refer to your product documentation to see which method applies to your system.

The method explained below is not documented and is primarily used when a) the system is located in a remote data center, or b) you don't want to shut down the host.  Both the onboard jumper method and the BIOS setting most likely will require the host OS be shutdown.

Solution

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