I have a Linux machine (RedHat version release 5.6) in HP BLADE Hardware

I am trying to find a solution to identify the server name from my Linux OS (Linux installed in the HP Blade HW), (Server name) appears in the Access Options screen

 Example – how to configure the server name in the HP Blade:

 from the HP Blade System Onboard Administrator screen

 I configured the server name as the following:

  click on Device Bays 

  click on ILO (  device 1 )

  click on Web Administration

  click on  Administration

  click on  Access

  click on  Options

  from the Access Options screen 

  I type the server name: barracuda1 in (Server Name:) field

In device Bay 1 I installed Linux redhat version release 5.6

how to discover the server name ( as already configured in Access Options screen ) from my Linux?

Or by which tool/command/SW we can identify the Server Name from Linux OS


You need the HP ProLiant Support Pack or management agents installed on the server to obtain this information from the Linux command line. Once installed, the hponcfg utility has a -g flag, which corresponds to "Get Host Information". The following is an example where I have a different name defined in the ILO (as you've done) than the one defined in the server's /etc/sysconfig/network file.

[root@LA_Server ~]# hponcfg -g
Firmware Revision = 2.07 Device type = iLO 2 Driver name = hpilo
Host Information:
                        Server Name: LA_Server_New
                        Server Number: 000000000
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  • You mean that hponcfg exist in psp-8.73.rhel5.x86_64.en.tar.gz ? , so its fit for all HP BLADE types? , I will happy if you have other option how to find the server name via ipmi tool . – yael Nov 29 '11 at 14:47
  • Yes, it exists within that package. It can also be downloaded individually at: h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/… – ewwhite Nov 29 '11 at 15:09
  • did you have some idea how to identify server name via ipmi? – yael Nov 29 '11 at 15:37
  • No. hponcfg is the right tool to query this information. You should probably have the HP agents installed anyway. – ewwhite Nov 29 '11 at 15:50
  • thanks Ewwhite for the great solution, I also want to perform auto inserting of the server name in to the HP blade , I mean if there are some other simple ways to automate the server name procedure in place the manual inserting , as you know the manual procedure is to insert the server name to each HW machine , in this way its take allot of time and I want to automate the process - did you have some brilliant idea – yael Nov 29 '11 at 22:26

Try dmidecode - it might contain the information you set in iLO. If not, take a look at ipmitool - it is capable of reading information from IPMI-compliant hosts, but obviously would require network connectivity.

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  • I dont get info about servername by dmidecode , about ipmitool can you please give real example how to find the server name via ipmitool from the linux server ( I have network connectivity ) – yael Nov 29 '11 at 13:13

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