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If you guys can tell me about ILO in HP and its usage

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closed as not a real question by Scott Pack, Ben Pilbrow, John Gardeniers, squillman, Chopper3 Mar 5 '11 at 22:08

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

For your info, this is my downvote on this question because you have demonstrated no effort in researching this yourself. I'm not usually a "look on Google" kind of guy, but this time I feel wholly justified. If you have a specific question about how iLO works or whether it does a specific task, please update your question and I'll consider removing my downvote. Also, see this SO blog post about questions which are too simple. – Ben Pilbrow Mar 5 '11 at 21:07
You might start by checking the documentation on the CD that came with the server. If you don't have the CD check the HP web site. – John Gardeniers Mar 5 '11 at 21:15
up vote 6 down vote accepted

iLO makes it possible to perform activities on an HP server from a remote location. The iLO card has a separate network connection (and its own IP address) to which one can connect via HTTPS. Possible options are:

reset the server (in case the server doesn't respond anymore via the normal network card)

power-up the server (possible to do this from a remote location, even if the server is shut down)

remote console (in some cases however an 'Advanced license' maybe required for some of the utilities to work)

mount remote physical CD/DVD drive or image.

access the server's IML (Integrated Management Log)

can be manipulated remotely through xml-based Remote Insight Board Command Language (RIBCL)

Full CLI support through RS-232 port (shared with system).

iLO provides some other utilities like virtual media (CD, floppy), virtual power and a remote console. iLO is always embedded on the System Board.


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HP iLO is the integrated lights out management - a remote control system for a server.

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what it can be used for exactly ? – Eddy Mar 5 '11 at 21:00
@Eddy - please don't be lazy. Iain included a link that describes what it does. If you've read that link and are still stuck then perhaps you could explain what parts you don't understand. – RobM Mar 5 '11 at 21:05

The ILO is an HP ProLiant feature and is a form of out-of-band management for a server system.

Please see:

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