Archive for the ‘HP’ Category

Remote Console is unavailable. It is already in use by a different client

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.

 

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Changing the name on an iLO port

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

enter: reset

Waited a little bit and the correct hostname worked on the console network.