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Cant wipe Lights out 100 ILO on a HP DL160 G6

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Hi, I cant get into the embedded ilo or 'Lights Out 100' as its called in a HP Dl160 G6 server.
The admin/admin or operator/operator defaults dont work, and no one can remember what it was originally set to.

HP support have told me to set the jumper D on jumper block J27, power the server on and off, drain the power for 5 mins, power back on to reset the admin password back to the default of admin/admin
This hasnt worked, and didnt even wipe the ilo config in the F10 Bios, where the IP address was still set, along with all the other settings, ie shared mode, for the NIC1 etc.

I can get the login prompt to appear, it just wont authenticate, have tried different browsers, IE and Chrome.  Both fail, and show the Lights out 100 screen after the login fails.

HP then told me to try the B jumper and follow the same procedure as above, which I did. This seemed to work, as during the post startup  it said 'Password changed etc etc" in RED, but I think the only wiped the BIOS securoty password,which wasnt set anyway, as the ILo password still didnt default.

Any ideas ?

PS I am referring to the cut down ilo option called Lights Out 100 that the Dl160 G6 comes with as ilo. I know the differences, the full ILO has a dedicated ILO port on the rear of the servers, our smaller model, doesnt have this full ILO feature.
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Hp have advised to upgrade the firmware to the latest version, of 4.25, but in the lab, this crashed a test server, rendering it unbootable, so I'm reluctant to try it in production !

Ive found this info - any opinions ?

Password Reset

1 Follow these steps to reset your password. Create a DOS bootable USB flash key
NOTE: You can use HP USB Key Utility. From this link: Click here to download from: http://www.hp.com/go/foundation.
2 Download the IPMItool from this link: Click here to download from: http://www.intel.com/design/servers/ipmi/ipmi_tool.htm.
3 Copy the IPMItool.exe to the bootable disk.
4 Boot the server using the bootable disk (check boot order in RBSU).
5 Run ipmitool.exe 20 18 47 03 02 61 64 6d 69 6e 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 #*NOTE: You can copy this command and paste to batch file. Example: run.bat in step 3
6 Now the password for admin account should reset back to admin .
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This utility from Intel worked perfectly. Password reset to admin/admin painlessly and only took 5 minutes.  I didnt use the HP USB tool above, as it wanted to only use a CD/ISO as a image file for the bootable usb.  I found a third party tool to format the usb to dos instead.
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