Lefthand Networks How-To : Reset Storage Module Password

Lefthand Networks storage modules have an admin password which is needed to log into the storage module and to change any settings. In case you forget this password, this How-To explains how to reset the admin password through the console. Thanks to Jason H. in Wyoming for logging a support call and sharing this useful info with us.

Connect a Console to the Storage Module


For the storage module that you would like to reset the password on, connect a console connection to that module (monitor, keyboard, mouse). You’ll see a screen like this one.

Start the Admin Interface


Type in: start to start the configuration console interface.

Enable Reset Password Option at Login Screen


This is the step where you can hold down the SHIFT button and type in LHN
This will give you more options at the login screen as shown in the step below.

Select Reset Password Option


The “Reset Password” option will now appear under the Login screen which you can select by using the arrow keys to select the Reset Password option and press Enter.

Reset Admin Password


Type in the new admin login (the default is: admin) and a new password for that login and use the tab key to select the Ok option and press Enter.

Reset Admin Password – Confirmation


Once you receive a confirmation, the admin password has been reset. You can now use the new login information to login or make edits to the storage module/management group.

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6 thoughts on “Lefthand Networks How-To : Reset Storage Module Password

  1. The password reset doesnt seem to work on nodes that were on a management group. I get a fail message when trying this on a SAN that is no longer accessible, and the network address is lost.

    Any ideas appreciated

  2. I’m pretty sure I’ve tried the above on a node that was part of a management group.. I honestly don’t remember off-hand. If you are getting an error, you might need to contact HP/Lefthand support and have them reset the login through the support shell. That’s probably the safest recommendation.

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