Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Configuring ILO from the commandline

I just got an interesting question from a colleague. He wanted to know if it was possible to configure ILO from the command line. A quick google search came with an interesting link:

http://briandesmond.com/blog/read-write-ilo-details-from-the-command-line/

So the quick answer is "yes". You do need to have the HP Proliant Support Pack installed, but when you have it, it's under C:\Program Files\HP\hponcfg. There is also a gui version, in that directory, to make things even easier: hponcfg_gui.exe

Want to do it for Linux? Possible too!

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=397991&prodTypeId=18964&prodSeriesId=397989&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=2026

Look for the "HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility for Linux"on that page.

You're welcome.

1 comment:

  1. honcfg is a nightmare, plain and simple. What was the author thinking when it was decided to require one to suck an XML config off the thing, make undocumented edits, and feed it back? This presume that you're talking about using an OS shell.

    It's much easier to use the ILO CLI via serial port or SSH, though the targets are scattered everywhere -- and it now seems that the CLI is disabled by default with ILO4, which means that it is 100% impossible to bootstrap new hardware without plugging in a legacy monitor and keyboard. This is a MAJOR step backwards.

    Sun's ILOM continues to work sanely over the serial console.

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