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Password overdued on RH2288Hv3 iBMC and need to reset without rebooting the server

Publication Date:  2016-11-13 Views:  285 Downloads:  0
Issue Description

 the issue is with RackServer for the default Password, which gives an error : Password is overdue,

customer need to reset this password without rebooting the server

Handling Process

1-asked customer if he can reboot the server and reset password from bios but customer refused

2- asked customer about operating system he have on those servers and he replied as below :

·         1 x RH1288 V3 server - Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.7 (Santiago) , 2 x RH2288H V3 server - Oracle VM server release 3.3.3

     a  3- send to customer the reset procedure using ipmitool for RHEL and oracleVM as below :

 

1-      For RHEL server , please follow the below process

a-      Configure local repo from the OS iso

b-      yum install OpenIPMI OpenIPMI-tools

c-       service ipmi start
d-      ipmitool user list 1 
you will find and output like this 

e-      check the root user id and use the below command where 2 is the root id
ipmitool user set password 2   

2-      For oracleVM please use the below steps

a-      Yum install ipmitool.x86_64

b-      modprobe ipmi_devintf

c-       modprobe ipmi_si

d-      ipmitool user list 1 

e-      ipmitool user set password 2

 

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Root Cause
customer didn't use the iBMC password for a long time so it expired and he don't accept to reboot the server to reset it
Solution

1-      For RHEL server , please follow the below process

a-      Configure local repo from the OS iso

b-      yum install OpenIPMI OpenIPMI-tools

c-       service ipmi start
d-      ipmitool user list 1 
you will find and output like this 

e-      check the root user id and use the below command where 2 is the root id
ipmitool user set password 2   

2-      For oracleVM please use the below steps

a-      Yum install ipmitool.x86_64

b-      modprobe ipmi_devintf

c-       modprobe ipmi_si

d-      ipmitool user list 1 

e-      ipmitool user set password 2

Suggestions

if iBMC portal is not used frequently , suggest to create a user with admin privilege and set its password policy to password never expires

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