- Changing the iDRAC root password from the commandline,
ssh login to the appliance with the iDRAC login issue.
To show a list of all iDRAC user accounts run,
ipmitool user list 1
ID Name Callin Link Auth IPMI Msg Channel Priv Limit
1 true false false NO ACCESS
2 root true true true ADMINISTRATOR
3 true false false NO ACCESS
In the above example output ID 2 is the root login, so use the following command to change the password of ID 2,
ipmitool user set password 2
You will be prompted to enter the new password.
- If commandline access is not possible, then change the iDRAC root password with someone on-site.
- Boot the appliance and enter into the iDRAC configuration utility using Ctrl+E during POST and go to User Authentication to change the root password.
- Boot the appliance into the LifeCycle Controller (LCC) using [F10] key.
Go to System Setup > Advanced Hardware Configuration > iDRAC Settings > User Configuration to change the login password.