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APIC CIMC password incorrect

locascio
Beginner
Beginner

I don't have access to APIC CIMC because the password I received is not working. The team who installed the APIC don't have another password. 
The following default passwords are not working either: password , Cisco1234, Cisco12345, Cisco123, Cisco, Password

How can I recover the access to APIC CIMC?
Will I be able to change the password if we press F8 or I need the current password?
Currently I don't have access to the physical device, so a visit to site has to be arranged and justified.  

Model is APIC-SERVER-M2 C220

Thanks

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*As per my knowledge,*

when you press f8 you will be redirected to the cimc configurations
utilities and after that you can do that.

if you cant change the default password you have to reset the cimc and then
you can do that.


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locascio
Beginner
Beginner

Hi,

Can someone confirm if F8 will allow me to change the password even if current password is unknown?

Thanks

*As per my knowledge,*

when you press f8 you will be redirected to the cimc configurations
utilities and after that you can do that.

if you cant change the default password you have to reset the cimc and then
you can do that.


jroy_ca
Beginner
Beginner

For anyone having the problem with an APIC-L3 server (C220 M5).

Entering F8 during the boot process will require an password.
In bios F8 is not a valid command.

You will need physical access to the server to put a jumper on J39 pins 3 and 4 .
See doc ''Using the Reset Cisco IMC Password to Default Header''
https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/c/hw/C220M5/install/C220M5/C220M5_chapter_010.html#concept_vpx_jhp_jz

 

In my case it reset the CIMC config too, but not a big problem.

 

karampudi
Beginner
Beginner

use "password" and it should work all lowercases

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