Went to login to one of the Dell iDRACs today and our usual password did not work. So how to reset it remotely if you have root access to the server OS?
Use ipmitool or racadm, but racadm has to be licensed and setup from within iDRAC
Install of ipmitool is subject for another post.
First find out what channels there are:
[root@dc1-prd-xensrv01 ~]# ipmitool channel
Channel Commands: authcap
[callin=on|off] [ipmi=on|off] [link=on|off] [privilege=level]
info [channel number]
Possible privilege levels are:
1 Callback level
2 User level
3 Operator level
4 Administrator level
5 OEM Proprietary level
15 No access
[root@dc1-prd-xensrv01 ~]# ipmitool user list 2
ID Name Enabled Callin Link Auth IPMI Msg Channel Priv Limit
2 root true true true true ADMINISTRATOR
Reset the password for the root iDRAC user, using the userid and not the name:
ipmitool user set password 2 myshinynewpassword
And that’s it. Password reset.