HP iLO lost password recovery

There are number of howtos about changing a lost password in iLO. They’re all talking about properly formatted xml file and hponcfg.

But what if you get this message?

$ hponcfg 
HP Lights-Out Online Configuration utility
Version 4.0.0 Date 12/08/2011 (c) Hewlett-Packard Company, 2011
ERROR:  Could not find the Management Processor Device Node.
  Please check if the iLO driver module is installed and running properly.
  ACTION REQUIRED: Install/Re-install hp Lights-Out driver package('hp-ilo' RPM) for iLO. 

It’s worth verifying, that it’s really iLO not Lights-Out 100!

Lights-Out 100 (or LO100) is a standard IPMI device.

It’s easy to manage:

$ ipmitool user list
# if admin is 6th user
$ ipmitool user enable 6
$ ipmitool user set password 6 admin
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