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Resetting admin password in IBM System p5 510 Express ASMI

These are the steps in resetting the admin password:

0. Re-route stored static in your body via an ESD wrist strap to a
metallic element.

1. Look for the 2 toggle switches and service processor batt. The batt
should be in front of the Power Supply 1 and Power Supply 2 (codes: E1
and E2, see Rear Location Codes on the cover plate). The "very tiny"
toggle switches should be in the area of P1-C14 slot.

I forgot the exact sequence but it should be a combination of the ff. step (2):

2. Remove the battery, toggle the switches to the opposite direction.
Allows some time for the caps to discharge.

3. Move back the toggle switches and put back the batt in its place.

4. Assign your PC to Class C subnet (i.e. masked
IPaddr: 192.168.2.x for HMC1 or
IPaddr: 192.168.3.x for HMC2

5. Ping HMC1 or HMC2. Access the web interface using the default address: (for HMC1) or (for HMC2)
Note: Sometimes you have to force the https protocol:
Example: (for HMC1)

6. The default 'admin' password is: admin
The default 'general' password is: general

7. You are required to change the admin password before being allowed
to change ASMI settings.


Rob said…
10yrs on - just found this useful - thanks

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