By Steve Tunstall on Sep 16, 2011
So, you have a 7420 demo or test system, and either forgot which password you used or it came from another department or company and it still has a password.
You're up a creek, right?
No, there is a way to fix it. We had to do this with a demo box that was wiped clean of all data, but still had a non-standard password on it. We could have sent it back for the demo pool engineers to fix, but then we would have had to wait a week or more to start testing. So here is a document I made with the steps I took to fix both the ILOM password and the Fishwork Appliance Kit password on this 7420.
Disclaimer--- Yes, physical security is VERY IMPORTANT. If someone can touch your system, they can do this. Of course, if someone can touch your system, they can also unplug it, remove the drives, or un-rackit and take it, couldn't they?