Problems wtih padmin password reset for IVM

Posted on 2012-08-28
Last Modified: 2012-10-25
So I am trying to reset the padmin password for one of our IBM virtualized servers.

I have the install media in place, and have restarted the blade and set the CDROM to be the boot/install device, but when I try to boot into any mode I get the splash screen, then the "No Operating Systems Installed" message

Any suggestions on what is happening?
Question by:corgano
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    Accepted Solution

    either the cdrom is not bootable, or the cdrom is not connected to the blade.
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    Assisted Solution

    Don't you have the root password?

    Unlike HMC where there is no real possibility to set it, on IVM (which is basically a VIOS) the root password is settable (and usually set) at installation time.

    Anyway, are you sure that you're indeed using the installation DVD, labeled "PowerVM Virtual I/O Server Vx.x.x"?
    It seems quite as if you were trying to start from an unbootable medium.
    (I assume you attached the media tray properly to the blade in question?)

    Author Comment

    I did assign the media tray to the particular blade via the management module prior to trying the boot up

    Since the installation media consists of a DVD that was burned from the installation software that was downloaded from IBM, I am wondering if there might be an issue with how the DVD was burned (I handle this kind of thing remotely).

    I'll have the DVD re-created and try again
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    Expert Comment

    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    check if the DVD is bootable using MagicISO.
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    Assisted Solution

    In the future, If your security policies support it,  once you get logged in, you can set ssh keys into root, this won't require a password. and you can then reset what you need.

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