Posted by SiRu on April 10, 2013 ·
If you are an Administrator of HP Servers, then you might have come across in a situation where you want to reset the HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) to Factory default settings. There can be numerous reasons to perform factory reset of iLO on your server. Here, in this article I will share the most commonly used methods to reset HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) to HP Factory default settings
When you [...]
Posted by SiRu on March 23, 2013 ·
Ever wondered how to reset the forgotten password of HP iLO? Did you lost the iLO tag which was attached to the server and do not know how to reset the iLO password ? Or your Server administrator suddenly left the organization and you are left with bunch of HP Server without passwords? Are you are stuck like me? No problem, I think I can try to help you here
I wanted to reset the iLO password of [...]
Posted by SiRu on March 5, 2013 ·
Intelligent Platform Management Interface or IPMI is a standard which allows remote management for Servers. IPMI makes use of Baseboard Management Card (BMC), BMC is a piece of hardware which is Always ON and will work regardless of the server being powered ON or OFF.
BMC operates independently of the Operating System installed on the server. Moreover it allows server administrators to manage a server [...]
Posted by SiRu on June 1, 2012 ·
HP Lights-Out Online Configuration utility (HPONCFG) is a Windows or Linux operating system based utility available to configure iLO (Integrated Lights-Out) of your server from within the host operating system. The HPONFCG utility basically supports HP ProLiant 300/500/700 and HP Blade servers, Or in another words, it supports iLO, iLO 2, iLO 3 and iLO4.
HP Lights-Out Online Configuration utility [...]
Posted by SiRu on April 8, 2012 ·
Whenever you install a Hard drive to your server, it gets connected to a device called Hard Drive Backplane. Hard Drive Backplane is a single device in which all the hard drives of your server will be connected (See the photo below). Hard drive Backplane will have SATA, SAS or SCSI Hard drive compatible slots.
Though in very rare instances, you may need to figure out the firmware version of Hard Drive [...]
Posted by SiRu on April 1, 2012 ·
The HP Lights-Out Configuration Utility (HPONCFG) enables users to configure iLO, iLO 2, iLO 3 using HP SmartStart CD without requiring a server reboot. Though HPONCFG is basically used in Command Line Interface with RIBCL XML based configuration scripts, it also provides a limited Graphical User Interface (GUI). The graphical user interface provides a basic subset of the features offered by the HPONCFG [...]
Posted by SiRu on February 3, 2012 ·
HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) is one of the bright feature available on all HP Proliant and Blade Servers (hope you are not using Antique HP/Compaq Servers). iLO allow us to manage server remotely and it works at the hardware level. So you will have access to the server even when the Operating system is crashed/not installed/Server is in Powered Off state!
OK, now comes the configuration part [...]