So, I inherited Sun Blade 6000 chassis with a few blades. Of course, without password to get into ILOM or anything else. No problem, reset will take care of it.

I did a quick search and came up with Sun Blade 6000 Modular System Installation Guide. No joy. Then I found Sun Blade 6000 Modular System Product Notes. Cool.

Apparently, the procedure was omitted from Installation Guide. Fair enough. So, off I go, remove CMM, looking for jumper J1101 as Product Notes document above suggested. Well, there is J1101, except there are no PIN’s soldered to the PCB. So much for documentation.

Finally, I found the procedure in Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.1 Documentation Collection.

  1. Hook up to serial console on CMM module and open terminal
  2. Login using default account
  3. Press locator button on CMM module
  4. Use defaultpassword to login
  5. Reset root password
SUNCMM-1111111111 login: default
Press and release the physical presence button.
Press return when this is completed...

Sun(TM) Integrated Lights Out Manager

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-> set /CMM/users/root password
Enter new password again: ********
New password was successfully set for user /CMM/users/root


Apparently, there is one more method described here, which I have not tried. It involves interrupting SP boot process and typing xyzzy at certain point during boot process.