Reset IBM / Lenovo IMM Username and Password

KB ID 0001291 Dtd 17/03/17

Problem

After recycling an old M3 3650 IBM X Series server the other week, I was stuck trying to get into the IMM, because no one knew what the password was.

 

The default username of USERID and password of PASSW0RD (with a zero) didn’t work either.

Solution

For me it was OK because I could reboot the server and get directly into the BIOS , (Press F1 at boot)

001-enter-ibm-bios

System settings.

Lenovo server BIOS

Integrated Management Module.

Reset IMM password

Reset IMM to defaults.

Reset IMM to Factory Settings

REMEMBER this will reset the name and IP settings, so you need to update them, and DON’T FORGET to press ‘Save Network Settings’, or nothing happens!

Change IMM IP Address

You can now use the default username USERID and default password (PASSW0RD).

IMM Default Username and Pas

Reset IMM Password Remotely

Download the IBM ASU Utility (Note: There’s an x64 bit version, and an x32 bit version, run the correct one to extract the tools).

Run the following command to ensure that the USERID account exists

asu64.exe show IMM.LoginID.1
OR
asu.exe show IMM.LoginID.1

It should detect the IMM by IP address and return IMM.LoginID.1=USERID

Note: If it returns a different username you can check each login ID and reset them one by one.

asu64.exe set IMM.password.1 Password123
OR
asu.exe set IMM.password.1 Password123

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Author: PeteLong

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