Reset the Gen8 MS iLO password (ESXi)

The easy way:

  • download HP ESXi Utilities Offline Bundle for VMware vSphere
  • scp to ESXi
  • esxcli software vib install -d x.zip
  • reboot ESXi
  • new file with below then /opt/hp/tools/hponcfg -f x.xml
<RIBCL VERSION="2.0">
<LOGIN USER_LOGIN="Administrator" PASSWORD="unknown">
<USER_INFO MODE="write">
<MOD_USER USER_LOGIN="Administrator">
<PASSWORD value="password"/>
</MOD_USER>
</USER_INFO>
</LOGIN>
</RIBCL>