Using passwords

Use this information to set, change, or delete a power-on password.

You can set, change, and delete a power-on password and an administrator password in the Setup utility by selecting System Settings then System Security.

If you set a power-on password, you must type the power-on password to complete the system startup and to have access to the Setup Utility menu.

The password must be from 6 to 20 characters. You can use any combination of ASCII printable characters for the password. Keep a record of your password in a secure place.

If you forget the power-on password, you can regain access to the blade server either by removing the blade server battery and then reinstalling it or by using the power-on password override switch (see Removing the battery and Installing the battery).

An administrator password is intended to be used by a system administrator; it limits access to the full Setup utility menu.

Attention: If you set an administrator password and then forget it, there is no way to change, override, or remove it. You must replace the system board.