I have an issue and I am trying to come up with a solution around it.
The problem: I have 3 HP servers which have both iLO and iLO2 management controllers. Both of these do not support IPv6.
I am wanting to setup my test lab rack in full IPv6 mode. I want to disable IPv4 for my INTERNAL network. I am trying to figure out a way to bypass the iLO controllers yet still maintain something similar in fuctionality.
I had considered an IP KVM but all of them seem to require special software or cost a ton of money. There were some on eBay I was looking at like the HP AF600A but I can't figure out if it supports IPv6 or what kind of software requirements it has.
Would an IP KVM be the best solution?
I was also thinking I could get another IPMI card for my server and just pop it into one of the spare PCIe slots on the machine. But there are not many slots since they are 1U servers.
Can anyone give their 2 cents on this matter.
The biggest hurdle to overcome is I do not have direct access to the hardware, its located about 200 miles from me. So....
Would I really just be better running dual stack protocol? and just use the iLO controllers since they can power on the servers in the event of a power outage?