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  • Lights Out Manager: HP iLO 4
  • Model(s): HP DL3N0 series servers
  • HP DL360
  • HP DL380

Lights Out Management

The SSH implementation on the remote management interfaces only supports legacy SSH. When using a current openssh release you'll likely need to explicitly enable a key exchange algorithm supported by iLO, e.g.

 ssh -oKeyAlgorithms=+diffie-hellman-group14-sha1 HOST

Common Actions

Reboot and boot from network then console

These boxes take ages to boot, so it will look like it's hanging when you connect to the serial console. Give it a few minutes (it takes 4-5 minutes just to get some screen feedback).

   set /system1/bootconfig1/bootsource5 bootorder=1
   power reset

(That will leave it netbooting forever. So at some point, return to ilo and

   set /system1/bootconfig1/bootsource5 bootorder=5

Get console



   start /system1/oemhp_vsp1

Reset Virtual Serial port

Should the message

   Virtual Serial Port is currently in use by another session.

be returned and you know you are not killing someone's else working session, issue

   stop /system1/oemhp_vsp1

Reboot and boot into BIOS then console

Connecting to mgmt interface

  • Via SSH
  • ssh root@servername.mgmt.datacenter.wmnet
  • Example: ssh root@bast1001.mgmt.eqiad.wmnet
  • Via Browser
  • Please note you will have to override an unknown (self signed) certificate, you won't want to save it permanently, as a few of these saved tends to result in errors connecting to other Dell DRAC interfaces via HTTPS.

Connecting to Serial Console

  • Attach to the serial console: vsp
  • Detach from serial console: esc+(
  • BIOS Serial Console Boot Keys:
  • ESC+9 for ROM
  • ESC+0 for Intelligent Provisioning
  • ESC+! for Default Boot Override Options
  • ESC+@ for Network Boot
  • Crash Cart Boot Keys:
  • F9 for ROM-Based Setup Utility
  • F10 for Intelligent Provisioning
  • F11 for Default Boot Override Options
  • F12 for Network Boot

Power cycling

  • Login to the iLO command line interface.
  • Power commands are as follows:
  • power -- Displays the current server power state
  • power on -- Turns the server on
  • power off -- Turns the server off
  • power off hard -- Force the server off using press and hold
  • power reset -- Reset the server

Administrative Actions

Polling for MAC Address

  • Login to iLO command line interface.
  • Run: show system1/network1/Integrated_NICs

Changing iLO User Password

Changing the iLO Network IP Settings

Enable / Disable IPMI over iLO

Setting a one-time boot option

Get MAC address

   show /system1/network1/Integrated_NICs

Unless we are bonding, only the first NIC is used. So the first NIC as reported by ILO should be the one that is plugged.

Disable PCI device


Enable/Disable Hyperthreading

 Intel(R) Hyperthreading Options
 1|Enabled <=
 Intel(R) Hyperthreading Options
 2|Disabled <=

Show system event log entries

While at the ILO console:

 # show all recorded entries
 show /system1/log1
 # show a particular entry
 show /system1/log1/record15

Initial System Setup

HP's require F9 to get to BIOS

System Options

  • Serial Port Options: Set to COM1
  • Processor Options Ensure Virtualization is OFF
  • Enable or Disable Hyper-threading per request
  • BIOS Serial Console & EMS
  • change to COM2
  • change baud rate to 115200
  • EMS Console change to COM2;
  • Boot options
  • make sure boot mode is BIOS Legacy, not UEFI
  • USB options
  • make sure "Embedded User Partition" is disabled
  • make sure "Internal SD Card Slot" is disabled

Setting Network Settings

During Post hit F8 to get to ILO (moves slow)

  • Under Network
  • DHCP/DNS Setting
  • Disable DHCP by pressing space bar and ensuring it says OFF hit f10
  • NIC and TCP/IP
  • Enter IP/Subnet/Gateway
  • Under User
  • edit and change Administrator to root
        user name root
        login name root
        password  mgmt password
  • Ensure all iLO privileges are marked yes
  • File
  • Exit and iLO will reset