Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
I had a situation where I didn’t have the iLO virtual drives for an HP server. Whomever installed it, didn’t apply the iLO license.
After I installed the proper license; I was rewarded with:
iLO “Remote Console is unavailable. It is already in use by
a different client”
Tried a few things but nothing worked. The iLO was simply locked.
You can force it to reset. On the top level (this is for iLO3), look for the diagnostics link under Information. Click the Diagnostics link
Look for the Reset button. Click it and you will be tossed for the session. Wait about thirty seconds and login again.
Friday, April 15th, 2016
We have a console network to handle access to all the DRAC and iLo ports. Every so often people forget to change the name assigned to the port.
I was reloading several systems for a new project and of course there was one that was not changed. It is running the xen hypervisor so there wasn’t a quick way to address this.
I accessed the host through the iLO port and was able to rename the system. However, there was a message (aren’t there always?):
There are pending changes that may not take effect until iLO is reset.
I looked around the iLO pages but there wasn’t a command to do this.
What about the iLO port itself?
SSH into the port
enter: CD /map1
Waited a little bit and the correct hostname worked on the console network.
Thursday, February 4th, 2016
We started playing around with HP Insight. We worked our way through the install without reading the documentation which made for an adventure. Why you may ask? Documentation is for IBM PC people. Wait was that my outside voice?….Dang. I am not that old! It’s from my Mac experience. Yea that’s it….seriously now.
We reached a point where it was time to login but the logins were not working? Being used to Network gear, iLo, Drac; the usual question of “What is the default login” was raised.
Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the obvious and sometimes this is aided by the way the screen was designed.
The default login is whatever account you used to run the install. The not so obvious piece is the domain name if you are on a domain. Simply enter:
<DOMAIN>\<userid> and the password
The local administrator group is a default and if you added anybody during the install, they will work as well.
As always, have to mention sources for information.