Changing the iLO Passwords for multiple ProLiant server blades in an enclosure

You can manage HP iLO devices as a group rather than individually to save time and effort. For example, you can update passwords for an entire group of iLO devices using one of our OS-specific, automated setup enablers (Table 2-1). These enablers include the Lights-Out Configuration Utility (CPQLOCFG.EXE), the Online Configuration Utility (HPONCFG.EXE), and a Linux Perl interpreter ( that communicates with iLO. These utilities support script (batch) files, allowing you to configure and manage user accounts on multiple iLO devices simultaneously.
The CPQLOCFG utility is a Microsoft

The HPONCFG utility provides host-side configuration and management in Windows and Linux

For Linux environments, you can also use Perl scripts to securely and remotely access iLO devices for configuration and management. Sample scripts are available in the


Windows®-based utility that lets you configure and manage multiple iLO devices from one client device. You can launch the CPQLOCFG utility from HP SIM for Group Administration or run it independently from a command prompt for batch processing. The CPQLOCFG utility passes Remote Insight Board Command Language (RIBCL)/XML scripts to the iLO. RIBCL scripts are OS-independent. The sample script to change iLO passwords is shown in Figure 2-1. Always read the firmware support information in the sample script to customize the script for the intended firmware and version.CPQLOCFG.EXE version 3.0 or greater supports all versions of iLO. ® environments. It lets you access only the iLO device on the host system where it is running. The advantage of using HPONCFG is that it doesn?t require you to log in to iLO (the host OS provides the security), and you don?t need to know the iLO?s network address. The HPONCFG utility for Linux is an RPM package file (hponcfg.rpm) and works similarly to the HPONCFG utility for Windows.

HP Integrated Lights-Out Management Processor Scripting and Command Line Resource Guide. You can use the sample scripts ?as is? or customize them.

The CPQLOCFG.EXE and HPONCFG.EXE utilities, and the scripting guide, are available from our website at the links found in ?Additional resources.? To download the utilities, click on the appropriate link and select your operating system.
<!– RIBCL Sample XML Script for Integrated Lights-Out –>
<!– Run using user credentials with configure user privilege. –>
<!– Sets local username account password to newPassword –>
<!– Note: Check out the iLO Scripting and Command-Line Resource guide –>
<!– for examples on other commands and on variable substitution. –>
<LOGIN USER_LOGIN=”Administrator” PASSWORD=”password”>
<USER_INFO MODE=”write”>
<MOD_USER USER_LOGIN=”username”>
<PASSWORD value=”newPassword”/>


Additional resourcesResource  



Select your operating system and download the utility.  

HP Integrated Lights-Out Management Processor Scripting and Command Line Resource Guide  

HP Integrated Lights-Out 3 User Guide  

Author: Bart Heungens

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