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I am using the following code on my ilo 3 or 4 machines successfully in order to get a response and parse it for information:

public string doiLO3Request(string requestRibcl)
            ServicePointManager.ServerCertificateValidationCallback = new RemoteCertificateValidationCallback(iLOCertificateValidation);
            HttpWebRequest request = WebRequest.Create("") as HttpWebRequest;
            request.Method = "POST";
            request.ContentType = "text/xml";
            request.KeepAlive = false;
            request.SendChunked = true;
            request.Headers.Add("TE: chunked"); //iLO 3 needs this TE header instead of the proper Transfer-Encoding header
            request.ContentLength = requestRibcl.Length;
            request.GetRequestStream().Write(Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(requestRibcl), 0, requestRibcl.Length);

            HttpWebResponse response = request.GetResponse() as HttpWebResponse;
            Stream responseStream = response.GetResponseStream();
            StreamReader responseReader = new StreamReader(responseStream);
            string results = "";
            results = responseReader.ReadToEnd();
            return results;
        public bool iLOCertificateValidation(Object sender, X509Certificate cert, X509Chain chain, SslPolicyErrors Errors) {
            //we don't care about certificate validity, we just want to read what the server provides
            return true;

However that does not seem to work for ilo 2 machines, returning error 404 not found.

I have it narrowed to the http address:

If you input that into the browser, for ilo 3 and 4 it returns some xml but error 404 on ilo 2.

If running the ilo 2 scripts from the command line, the xml response is correct but I need to get that into my winform app.

Does anyone know if the RIBCL address syntax is different for ilo 2?

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What are the server types/model? –  ewwhite Jan 8 '13 at 16:36

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