Dell Equallogic password reset

Lost the Password ?

  • Turn off the Power to your EQL.
  • Connect the console cable and start Putty on your PC (
  • Turn on the power by turning on all the power supplies.
  • While the member is restarting, press Ctrl/p when the following message appears on the console:

    Press Ctrl/p to enter setup mode.
    This will halt the boot process and allow you to enter commands to the boot monitor.

  • At the CFE> prompt, enter the following commands, which are case-sensitive and must be typed exactly as shown:

    CFE> setenv RESETPASSWORD 1 (enter)
    CFE> reload

  • When the member restarts, the PeerStorage login prompt appears. After a short pause, the following message should appear:
    WARNING:Password recovery mode… Temporarily resetting grpadmin password.
  • If you get the previous message, log in the group using the grpadmin account and its factory-set password, grpadmin:

    Login: grpadmin
    Password: grpadmin

  •  At this point, you are logged in to the group with read-write permission and can perform any group administration task. At this point, you should set the grpadmin account password to a known value. Use the procedure described in the Modifying Accounts section in the Group Administration manual or use the following command:

    account select grpadmin passwd Enter New Password: xxxxxxx Retype password: xxxxxxx

If it dosen’t work try to connect you serial cabel to the other controller module.
Still dosen’t work give Dell a call and the can help you using the recoverpassword account.

Good Luck

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8 Responses to Dell Equallogic password reset

  1. Stephenson Agbobli says:

    thank you, this works for me.

  2. jargalan says:


    setenv resetpassword 1 command is not recognized. it answers command status = 0. is there any other way to reset pass???

  3. jeyo says:

    This one works for me, Dell Equallogic PS6010Vx

  4. Paris Wells says:

    Just to note you do not need to powercycle the san to do a password reset , please check here

  5. Samuel says:

    Many thanks, it works on EQL PS40000E

  6. Mr.Rakesh Saha says:

    Thanks !

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  8. Patrick Preslen says:

    very good!!!!

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