I have a HP server that has ILO port. How can i configure it to use from remote location? server os is debian-squeez.
You can configure the ILO from the running operating system using the HP Online Configuration (hponcfg) utility.
Download the HP packages for your OS as detailed here. You may as well use this as an opportunity to install all of the agents for your server.
However, the main package you need is the
apt-get install hponcfg
Here's a description of the command usage.
# hponcfg -h Firmware Revision = 1.94 Device type = iLO Driver name = hpilo HPONCFG RILOE II/iLO setup and configuration utility Version 3.1.0 (c) Hewlett-Packard Company, 2010 -h, --help Display this message -? Display this message -r, --reset Reset the RILOE II/iLO to factory default -f, --file Get/Set RILOE II/iLO configuration from "filename" -i, --input Get/Set RILOE II/iLO configuration from the XML input received through the standard input stream. -w, --writeconfig Write the RILOE II/iLO configuration to "filename" -a, --all Capture complete iLO configuration to the file. This should be used along with '-w' option -l, --log Log replies to "filename" -v, --xmlverbose Display all the responses from RILOE II/iLO -s, --substitute Substitute variables present in input config file with values specified in "namevaluepairs" -g, --get_hostinfo Get the Host information -m, --minfwlevel Minimum firmware level
Using this tool, you will be able to supply an XML file as input containing some basic parameters for the ILO, like username, password, IP configuration, etc.
What may be easier in this case would be obtaining the ILO's current config using
hponcfg -w ILO.xml, modifying the file to contain the IP and configuration you wish, then reconfiguring the ILO with the altered file with
hponcfg -f ILO.xml.
Of course, if you have remote hands or someone with physical access to the server, this manual process works as well.
- Note the administrator password from the service tag.
- Press F8 on server boot
You then get the iLO setup screen where you can set the IP/NM/DG and add a new user/password (do this, don't change the administrator password, not just yet anyway).
They you can just cable up the port and browse to the web interface - it's as simple as that.
If you have installed using HP SmartStart then you may have the "HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility" installed to the following location:
If not, then you may be able to download it from here:
Found a link, thought of sharing.
May be it helps all.
If the server is running WIndows OS, then we can use HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility (HPONCFG.exe utility) for Windows. This is a simple GUI and we can easily reset the password. This utility does not ask for any password when you launch it. Moreover, when you reset the iLO password, HPONCFG will not ask for the previous password.
If we use this method, then we do not have to turn OFF the server and use the System Maintenance switch (iLO Security Override Switch) available on the Server system board.
For more information, may be the link provided below will be worth to look,
How to reset iLO Administrator password of HP Server
The manual process that ewwhite linked to in his post can be found (salvaged) here http://hp-ilo.blogspot.com/#!