Server 2016 password change not updating
Though I love the EMC VPLEX, I get this feeling of a ‘disconnect’ between design and use more strongly with this product than with many others. I noticed that one of my vplex clusters apparently does not have the correct DNS settings set up. But even if I was, my first thought, when dealing with hardware, is on Google :p But alas, no, lots of informative blog posts, nothing about DNS however. I keep a folder of VPLEX documentation handy for exactly this kind of thing: docu52651_VPLEX-Command-Reference-Guide MARCH2014Uhh.. docu34005_VPLEX-Configuration-Guide MARCH2014Nope 🙁 Ok, something more drastic: docu52707_VPLEX-5.33 hits. Now add some update BIOS steps to your Task Sequence.As mentioned before I have my update steps after my BIOS REPSET import settings step (which enables the TPM etc).You will need to use your file as part of our BIOS update command as you can’t update a BIOS automatically unless you pass the password through as part of the command.Also note that if you try to update a HP BIOS and you have bitlocker enabled there is a suspend bitlocker switch which I haven’t needed to use. Here is a link to the HP BIOS Configuration Utility Guide which also explains how you can you generate a file if required. I am sure that somewhere in the EMC administrative system, there is a notes field that could contain our non-default passwords.
Next add a Run Command Line step and reference the BIOS update package you created earlier for that model. The script, “VPLEX-MS-patch-update-change-root_password-2015-11-21-install” automates the workaround procedure and can be found at EMC’s Sample Output: This script will perform following operation: – Search and insert the IPMI related commands in /etc/sudoers.d/vplex-mgmt. Run the script with “–force” option to execute it [email protected] Server:~ sudo /tmp/VPlex Install Packages/VPlex-MS-patch-update-root_password-2015-11-21-install –force Running the script… VS1 customers must upgrade to 5.4 SP1 P3, and VS2 customers can go to either 5.4 SP1 P3, or 5.5 Patch 1.In the Command line for older BIOS updates that use hpq specify the command hpq -s.If you have a password set on your BIOS use hpq -s For newer models that use specify the command -s -r. The last step is to add a Restart Computer step which is an absolute must for obvious reasons.