This version is also called Remote Insight Lights-Out Edition II Board (RILOE II)
User guide for HP Remote Insight Lights-Out Edition II Board
The ROM-based setup utility F8 (RBSU F8) allows you to configure RILOE II during server boot-up. RBSU F8 is useful for configuring servers that do not use DNS/DHCP. RBSU F8 is available every time the server is booted. RBSU F8 cannot run remotely.
Previously HP had a kit to enable the native open-source multipathing solution called Device Mapper Multipath Enablement Kit for HP StorageWorks Disk Arrays
Nowadays HP recommends to read a document called Native Linux Device-Mapper Multipath for HP StorageWorks Disk Arrays reference guide to enable the native open-source multipathing solution.
Just ssh to the IP that you configured the iLO
emerson@shellcore:~ $ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
User:Emerson Takahashi logged-in to ILO_TESTLABHP.(192.168.50.118)
iLO 2 Advanced Evaluation 1.81 at 11:05:47 Jan 15 2010
Server Name: proliant_g5
Server Power: On
Since I will access through a text terminal, Linux is configured to use the serial port (configured through the file /boot/grub/grub.conf)
DMTF SMASH CLP Commands:
help : Used to get context sensitive help.
show : Used to show values of a property or contents of a collection target.
create : Used to create new user account in the name space of the MAP.
Example: create /map1/accounts1 username= password=
delete : Used to delete user account in the name space of the MAP.
Example: delete /map1/accounts1/
load : Used to move a binary image from an URL to the MAP. The URL is
limited to 80 characters
Example : load -source http://192.168.1.1/images/fw/iLO2_130.bin
reset : Used to cause a target to cycle from enabled to disabled and back to
set : Used to set a property or set of properties to a specific value.
start : Used to cause a target to change state to a higher run level.
stop : Used to cause a target to change state to a lower run level.
cd : Used to set the current default target.
Example: cd targetname
exit : Used to terminate the CLP session.
version : Used to query the version of the CLP implementation or other CLP
oemhp_ping : Used to determine if an IP address is reachable from this iLO 2.
Example : oemhp_ping 192.168.1.1 , where 192.168.1.1 is the IP address that you wish
oemhp_loadSSHKey : Used to authorize a SSH Key File from an URL The URL is
limited to 80 characters
Example : oemhp_loadSSHKey -source http://UserName:email@example.com/images/SSHkey1.ppk
HP CLI Commands:
POWER : Control server power.
UID : Control Unit-ID light.
NMI : Generate an NMI.
VM : Virtual media commands.
VSP : Invoke virtual serial port.
Type VSP and you’re in. To login as root you need to include the serial port (in this case ttyS1) on your /etc/securetty file or you will be given the error message that your user or password is wrong.
Starting virtual serial port.
Press ‘ESC (‘ to return to the CLI Session.
hpiLO-> Virtual Serial Port active: IO=0x02F8 INT=3
To exit, press Esc and then ( – left parenthesis
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