I need a method of setting over a thousand Ilo's on our HP DL360p Gen 8 servers (With hundreds more on the way!)
Our environment doesn't allow for the use of any automatically assigned address such as DHCP, so we are unable to push these changes via the network.
Attaching a crash cart to every device, rebooting them one at a time, and entering the information is the only way our technicians have apparently been accomplishing this. We however lost our technicians and now its up to the engineers to take up the rack/stack/setup duties
The devices are all virgin devices, with factory settings. I was hoping there would be a way to push these settings via PuTTY one at a time, or use another tool. We can directly connect to the physical devices. Ideally, I would like to feed a .csv file with server IP/Gateway/Subnet/Username/Password/Permissions combinations to these machines as quickly as possible. I'm almost done whipping up a program to scrape this information from our databases and format it neatly.
If at all possible, it would be best to have a passwordless access, getting the information from the front of these devices before heading around would be a nightmare.
Any chance a generous soul has a solution to this problem, or am I bound to sweat it out in our hot isles?
Thank you! Doc
EDIT: I dont have the rep to post a comment on my question? ewwhite - Yes the restrictions are real. It isn't unusual to see 1,000 HPs added either (With thousands in a warehouse not pre-configured)- this is just this week. We don't have the rack/stack warriors around to do the work. It wouldn't be bad if we could just attach a crossover or cat6 cable from the laptop to the ILO port and push something from a .csv or an XML file. The time it takes for the device to reboot is the real killer here, its going to take over 50 man-hours to set this weeks ILO's if were typing it all in manually and somehow are the fastest folks on the planet, and that's almost all waiting to be able to hit F8
The reason there is no DHCP is too ridiculous to talk about right now, but I will tell you a good story later that makes you think twice about FE's
You'r a subject matter expert, any other crazy ideas ewwhite? Anybody else ever gone though this nonsense?