HP Lights-out 100 (LO100 or LO100i) is a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) available on HP Proliant 100 series Servers. HP Lights-out 100 is not as powerful like iLO3 or iLO4 (available on higher-end HP Proliant and Blade Servers). HP uses management CPUs like Broadcom BCM5221 for LO100; whereas HP use high-powered ARM based CPU on its high-end iLO3 or iLO4. Most of the 100 series servers are shipped with in-built Lightsout100 features. However, some of the 100 series servers require you to install an optional Remote management card kit to activate advanced features of LO100. Usually the embedded LO100 does not have a dedicated NIC port; hence it will use shared NIC port available at the rear of the server. For more information, please visit the Product homepage of HP LO100 here.
Configuring LO100 on your HP Proliant 100 series server may slightly vary from server to server as there are minor changes in the BIOS of different 100 series server. However, below provided screenshots and steps are true for most of the cases.
Configure HP Lights-Out 100:
Let us see how we configure HP Lights-out 100 (LO100) in an HP Proliant server. For this tutorial I am using a DL120 G6 server. Unlike iLO2, iLO3 or ILO4, LO100 does not have it’s own ROM based configuration utility, so we have to use your server BIOS to configure it. You may also use lo100cfg utility to configure LO100 but it is not discussed here.
1. Turn On your Server.
2. Press F10 key server boot to login to Server BIOS.
3. Press right arrow (→) key to select Advanced Tab
4. Under Advanced tab, you will find IPMI or IPMI configuration listed.
5. Press the down arrow (↓ ) key and select IPMI Configuration.
6. Press the Enter key.
Note: Here you need to specify whether you are using Shared NIC port or Dedicated Management port to access LO100. Most of the 100 series servers are shipped with Shared LO100 NIC port. However, you have an option to buy additional dedicated NIC port and install it.
As my DL120 G6 server is installed with dedicated LO100 port, I will be selecting the option “Dedicated” here. It does not mean that you have to select the same option always . If you are using the Shared NIC port, then you need to select Shared NIC port in BIOS.
7. Under IPMI, scroll down to BMC NIC Allocation settings.
8. Depends on your server configuration, select Dedicated NIC port of Shared NIC port.
9. Scroll down to LAN Settings (Sometime it will be shown as BMC LAN Configuration).
10. Press Enter key.
11. Under LAN Settings, you will find IP Address Assignment (shown below).
12. Select Static at IP Address Assignment option (Shown above).
13. Enter the Local IP address and Subnet Mask (shown below).
14. Here, LO100 IP address is set to 192.168.0.1
15. Now Press Esc key and go to Exit tab of BIOS.
16. At the Exit tab of BIOS, select Exit Saving Changes.
Note: To access the LO100 web-based graphical user interface, you need to enter the L0100 IP address in the address bar of web browser such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla firefox. Before you do it, make sure that the LO100 NIC port is connected to your computer/laptop using a network cable or through switch or router. Moreover, both LO100 IP address and your laptop IP address should be in the same network range.
17. To access LO100 web GUI, enter the LO100 IP address in a web browser (Ex: 192.168.0.1)
18. The default user name for the Administrator account is admin, the default password is admin
19. Congrats, you have successfully logged in to LO100 now.
Though above said user name and password is standard, I have seen username: administration, password: administration OR username: admin, password: password also worked in some rare cases. For additional information, please check the HP ProLiant Lights-Out User Guide available on HP.com
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