Reset the ILO administrator password from ESXi host

Create a file named reset_admin_pw.xml with the below info and add the new password in the password section:

<ribcl VERSION=”2.0″>
<user_INFO MODE=”write”>
<mod_USER USER_LOGIN=”Administrator”>
<password value=”newpass”/>


Commit the Updated administrator password information from the file (reset_admin_pw.xml) to ILO using the below command

 ./hponcfg -f reset_admin_pw.xml


That’s it you should be able to login to ILO of your ESXi host using the password specified in the above xml file. I hope this is informative for you. Thanks for Reading !!!!


Author: Stefan