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Robert Rosa_1
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Configure ILO locally

I am tasked with configuring ILo on all of our HP servers.

Coming up to speed here, I have a question.

Is there a way to configure ILO network IP,name and account settings from the host server?

The thing is I do not want to take down each server to configure the ILo IP and name settings. They are still at the original factory setting.

thanks
Robert

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acartes
Acclaimed Contributor.

Re: Configure ILO locally

Yes, you can configure iLO (and RILOE II) locally using a free utility called HPONCFG. The utility requires the iLO driver installed. It takes configuration scripts written in RIBCL to configure the local management processor in the host.

Here's how to get the utility (Windows/Linux support is available):
http://www.hp.com/servers/lights-out
Click on iLO Standard or iLO Advanced
Click on software and drivers
Pick your OS and hit locate.

Download these three things:
1) the management interface driver
2) The HP Lights Out Online Configuration Utility for
3) XML scripting samples

The current iLO User Guide has details on RIBCL, but the XML scripting examples will get you up to speed quickly.
acartes
Acclaimed Contributor.

Re: Configure ILO locally

By the way, you do not need to down the OS to use these things. You might want to check that you have current firmware, too.
Robert Rosa_1
Contributor.

Re: Configure ILO locally

Thanks for the concise instructions.

I installed the driver. Downloaded the script and samples. Then downloaded the windows update firmware and ran it. It is now running 1.62 firmware.

When I run the script I get a error that a newer version of the utility is needed, here is a snippet of the output,it keeps stating the same thing.

Is there a newer version of HPONCFG available, the version I am running is 1.0.


C:\ILO\HPONCFG.EXE /f New-Net.xml

No RILOE II board found.
Firmware Revision = 1.620000 Device type = ILO Driver name = cpqci


STATUS="0x0000"
MESSAGE='No error'
/>



STATUS="0x0000"
MESSAGE='No error'
/>
Scripting utility should be updated to the latest version.



STATUS="0x0000"
MESSAGE='No error'
/>
acartes
Acclaimed Contributor.

Re: Configure ILO locally

Do not worry about the HPONCFG message:

Scripting utility should be updated to the latest version.

It is a cosmetic bug with the utility that will be fixed in the future. There is nothing you can do to fix it at this time, but again, it is of no consequence at this time, either.
todorojo
Regular Contributor.

Re: Configure ILO locally

Here's the file I'm using:

Admin_pw_reset.xml











and here's the error I'm getting

C:\temp\HP iLO pw reset utility>HPONCFG.EXE /f CFTCXO_admin_pw_reset.xml /w log3.txt
No RILOE II board found.
Firmware Revision = 1.620000 Device type = ILO Driver name = cpqci
RILOE-II/iLO configuration successfully written to file "log3.txt"

anyone know how to fix/get around this error?

any help will be appreciated, thanks.
Rajeshwari, Hir
Honored Contributor.

Re: Configure ILO locally

First, the HPONCFG (version 1.0) that you are using is an old version of the utility.
It is better to use the uitility version anything above or equal to 1.1. Version 1.5 is the latest version.
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/locOsCat/69_75.html

Second,
Execute the following command
HPONCFG.EXE /f CFTCXO_admin_pw_reset.xml

In case you want the XML output to be logged in a file instead of being displayed, then use
HPONCFG.EXE /f CFTCXO_admin_pw_reset.xml /l log.txt

The other option that you have used '/w' is used to get and store the iLO configuration information in a seperate file for future use. So this option should not be used with the /f option. The example for usage of this option
HPONCFG.EXE /w config.txt

todorojo
Regular Contributor.

Re: Configure ILO locally

Hurray!!!!!

THANK YOU Rajeshwari, Hiresave!

Once I downloaded and installed the latest version of HPONCFG.EXE (which was installed to c:\Program Files\HP\hponcfg) and ran it with my script as per your suggestion it worked!!!

I now have iLO control of my servers!

-Kenton

PS. I tried to assign you points but since I'm not the author of the original question I am not able to do so. If someone knows how to solve that problem then I can send some pts your way! THANKS AGAIN!