Frequently met error messages received from the iLO2 interface when attempting to log-in are:
iLO 2 has detected a failed login attempt. Cause: Directory server connect failed
iLO has detected a failed login attempt. Cause: Unauthorized.
the former relates to Active Directory being enabled for an user as authentication and the latter implies a username and password mismatch.
Both issues can be solved by using
hponcfg to reset the username and password for iLO2. The
hponcfg utility is available on Debian by adding the apt repository:
deb http://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/repo/mcp jessie/current non-free
or on Windows by downloading the
To reset the password, a new file should be created with the following contents:
<!-- RIBCL Sample Script for Integrated Lights-Out --> <!-- Copyright (c) 2003 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. --> <!-- Description: This is a sample XML script to change a user's --> <!-- password in the database of local users on an iLO --> <!-- NOTE: You will need to replace the values inside the quote --> <!-- marks with values that are appropriate for your --> <!-- environment. --> <!-- Use CPQLOCFG.EXE ver 2.10 or greater with this script --> <!-- This script was written for iLO firmware ver 1.10 or --> <!-- higher. --> <RIBCL VERSION="2.0"> <LOGIN USER_LOGIN="adminname" PASSWORD="password"> <USER_INFO MODE="write"> <MOD_USER USER_LOGIN="username"> <PASSWORD value="password"/> </MOD_USER> </USER_INFO> </LOGIN> </RIBCL>
username should be set to an iLO2 user and
password to the new password.
hponcfg can be invoked with:
hponcfg -f password_reset.xml
password_reset.xml is the path to the file described earlier.