How To Reset / Change Nutanix IPMI Password

How To Reset change Nutanix IPMI Password from Nutanix AHV, VMware ESXi and Hyper-v hypervisor is common question and you may have taken the Nutanix support help to resolve it ? right.! Now you do not worry anymore about IPMI password reset.

I will show you how we can reset change the Nutanix IPMI password in simple steps from Nutanix AHV, VMware ESXi and Hyper-v using GUI and command line methods because customer may have different hypervisors in their Nutanix infrastructure.

Follow the scenarios to reset change the Nutanix IPMI password

Read also to Change Nutanix IPMI Password From Web Console

Reset Change Nutanix IPMI Password From Command line (CLI)

We can reset change Nutanix IPMI password from different hypervisors using respective supported commands on Nutanix HCI platform hypervisor as mentioned in list here:

  • Nutanix AHV
  • VMware vSphere ESXi
  • Microsoft Hyper-V

Lets Reset change password of Nutanix IPMI web console interface

Nutanix AHV

If you are running Nutanix AHV Hypervisor on node then you can proceed to reset IPMI password from Nutanix AHV through ipmitool command to login in AHV host with SSH as a root to do an in-band reset procedure described below:

Nutanix IPMI Password Reset Change From Nutanix AHV using following steps.

Step 1 : Log in to with SSH in Nutanix AHV host using Putty

Step 2 : Get Nutanix IPMI username and userid to run following command

root@ahv# ipmitool user list

Command output would be similar like this

ID Name Callin Link Auth IPMI Msg Channel Priv Limit
2 ADMIN true false false Unknown (0x00)

Note : Username is ADMIN and Userid is 2

Step 3 : Reset change Nutanix IPMI password to run following command using userid

root@ahv# ipmitool user set password user_id <New_password>

OR Alternate command using username

root@ahv# ipmitool user set password ADMIN <New_Password>

Step 3 : Reboot the BMC to commit changes: itreboot the IPMI device only

root@ahv# ipmitool mc reset cold

Note: Rebooting BMC doesn’t impact on cluster services or running VMs.

VMware vSphere ESXi

If you are running VMware vSpjere ESXi Hypervisor on node then you can proceed to reset change Nutanix IPMI password from VMware ESXi through ipmitool command to login VMware Esxi host through SSH as a root to do an in-band reset procedure described below:

Nutanix IPMI Password Reset Change from VMware ESXi host to follow described steps below:

Step 1 : Log into the VMware ESXi host with SSH using Putty

Step 2 : Get IPMI username and userid to run following command

root@esx# /ipmitool user list

Command output would be similar like this

ID Name Callin Link Auth IPMI Msg Channel Priv Limit
2 ADMIN true false false Unknown (0x00)

Note : Username is ADMIN and Userid is 2

Step 3 : Reset change Nutanix IPMI password to run following command using userid

root@esxi# /ipmitool user set password user_id <New_password>

OR Alternate command using username

root@esxi# /ipmitool user set password ADMIN <New_Password>

Microsoft Hyper-v

If you are running Microsfot Hyper-v Hypervisor on node then you can proceed to reset change Nutanix IPMI password from Hyper-V through IPMICFG utility tool only because Microsoft Hyper-V does not have any in-band tool to reset change the Nutanix IPMI password.
Follow described procedure below:

Nutanix IPMI Password Reset Change From Microsoft Hyper-V host to with IPMICFG Tool.

Step 1 : Download super-micro ipmicfg utility

File 1 : Download_IPMICFG_1.29.0.zip
File 2 : Download IPMICFG_1.27.1.zip

Method 1 : Execute ipmicfg-win.exe on Hyper-v host

Step 2 : Unzip downloaded zip file and transfer unzip file to hyper-v host using Winscp or Filezilla

Step 3 : After pasting the unzipped file on hyper-v host, now go to file path :
“IPMICFG_xx\Windows\32bit or 64bit \IPMICFG-win.exe on hyper-v host

Step 4 : Get IPMI username and userid

:\> ipmicfg-win.exe -user list

Output would be like this

                Maximum number of Users          : 10
                        Count of currently enabled Users : 1
                        User ID | User Name     |Privilege Level | Enable
                        --------  ----------    |--------------- | -------
                              2 | ADMIN         | Administrator  | Yes

Note : Userid is 2 of the Administrator to change the password.

Step 5 : Reset change Nutanix IPMI password to run following command using userid

:\> ipmicfg-win.exe -user setpwd user_id <New_password>

Method 2 : Using DOS bootable USB pen drive

Step 1 : Create instant DOS Bootable USB Pen-drive using Rufus software.

Step 2 : Power on Hyper-V host to set first boot device as DOS bootable pendrive.
After Hyper-V host booting up through DOS boot-able pen drive then DOS command prompt will appear to run command.

Run following command on Hyper-V

 c:\> ipmicfg-fd

Step 3 : After ran above command on Hyper-V , Command will prompt the message “Reset to the factory default completed” then you can reboot Hyper-V host and remove the DOS bootable pen drive from Hyper-V host.

Step 4 : After rebooting Hyper-V host, need to wait for 2 minutes to IPMI initialization. Now try to re-login the Nutanix IPMI GUI web console with default IPMI credential: username: ADMIN, password: ADMIN.

Conclusion

Nutanix IPMI password reset change from command line is easy but need to run commands carefully with patience.

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