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>