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Sun ALOM password recovery

To overide the ALOM password on the system you will need to:

  1. Attach console to SC “SERIAL MGT” port
  2. Power on the server via the front power button. Once POST has completed, you will need to wait 1 to 2 minutes for a timeout to occur and the system to drop to the “ok>” prompt.
    If you do not get the “Please login:” prompt (you will likely see the SC prompt) then you must power the system off remove the battery from the LOM board, wait a minute, and re-install everything).
    Below is an example of what you might see on the console:
    Please login: 
    SC Alert: Host System has Reset
    [wait one two minutes]
    Serial line login timeout, returns to console stream.
  3. Boot the system single usermode with the Solaris DVD:
    ok> boot cdrom -s
  4. Use the scadm command to reset the admin password:
    cd /usr/platform/`uname -i`/sbin
    ./scadm userpassword admin
    ./scadm resetrsc
  5. Use the escape sequence “#.” to get system back to the alom login prompt.
  6. You can now log into the admin account using the password from step 4).
tips/sun/alom_recovery.txt · Last modified: 2012/05/21 14:25 by mattieu