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Planning and configuration of iLO

by on Feb.08, 2011, under HP

Here is a handy document from HP regarding iLO configurations.
Planning and configuration recommendations for Integrated Lights-Out processors
The document cover such things as what are the best practices for deploying iLO in the organization, how to configure iLO and what tools you can use(some scripting examples included), what firewall ports should be opened for iLO to work and some other useful information.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00257375/c00257375.pdf

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HP: Upgrading HP Lights-Out(iLO) firmware on multiple servers

by on Feb.25, 2008, under HP

If you ever need to upgrade Lights-Out(iLO) firmware on all servers in your organization then look for tool called HP Lights-Out Directories Migration Utility. This tool is a part of hp Directories Support tool. It is difficult to find it on HP web-pages so you can download it from here. This is version 2.01 (sp31581.exe)
The Directories Migration utility can do more than upgrade firmware. It is used to integrate iLO into Active Directory and use AD groups for authentication. Also it can configure iLO settings.

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HP: Host is unnamed in ILO

by on Feb.17, 2008, under HP

I am using HP Integrated lights out(ILO) management a lot to managed Proliant servers. It always worked fine, but only with Windows OS. If I was trying to connect to servers ILO that is running Unix/Linux/VMware I was not seeing the server name. The ILO page was displaying ‘host is unnamed’.
ILO_name

Finaly I’ve found what was missing.
I have no problems pinging the host by its name. But when I’ve tried to resolve the name from IP, I found the problem. The name was not resolved and that was pointing that there is no PTR record. After creating the PTR record the name also started appearing in ILO. The same problem also effects HP System Insight Manager(SIM).
Note: The name will not appear instantly after you create PTR record.

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