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How to Kill iLO 2 Remote VSP Connections

A new feature crept in unannounced in the recent iLO 2 v1.77 firmware update from HP: You can now kill / terminate Virtual Serial Port (VSP) sessions that are open or hung. This is a very useful when you need to connect to the VSP but you (or someone else) is already connected from another […]

Update iLO firmware en masse with BladeSystem Onboard Administrator (OA)

This OA command I recently came across works like magic. If you’ve ever done it manually, you know how time consuming it can be to update the iLO (Integrated Lights Out) firmware across multiple ProLiant servers. However, with the BladeSystem Onboard Administrator, it can be accomplished in seconds using a single CLI command to update […]

How to find all the iLO’s on your network

Have you ever forgotten an IP address for an iLO on your network? Do you ever wonder “What’s my iLO IP Address?” Maybe you’re using DHCP, and you’ve added a new server to your network, but you don’t know the IP address of its iLO (and you’re not using dynamic dns – so the iLO […]

Setting iLO Configuration using the Onboard Administrator

Haven’t you always wanted to configure your blade iLO’s en masse instead of one by one? You can now with the Onboard Administrator’s ‘HPONCFG’ command. Here’s an example of a RIBCL XML script that can be used with the HPONCFG command in the Onboard Administrator (OA) command line interface (CLI). This example script will modify […]

Enabling Linux Serial Console with a Script

There are a number of steps needed to properly enable a serial console on Linux. You have to make sure that the kernel uses it for logging, make sure a getty runs on it, make sure that kudzu doesn’t mess with your terminal, and finally make sure that root logins are allowed on it. To […]