HP ProLiant DL 360/380 G5 Server ILO2 configuration

Date: February 28th, 2009
Author: Stefan Batanov

The tutorial applies for general server configuration. Most of the settings used are the way they are just as a result of long years of experience for specific needs. Onlinehowto.net comes to use these setting for our own needs and that in now way means that you have to do so also :)

This document focus on iLO2 interface configuration

Integrated Lights-Out, or iLO, is an embedded server management technology exclusive to Hewlett-Packard.

iLO makes it possible to perform activities on an HP server from a remote location. The iLO card has a separate network connection (and its own IP address) to which one can connect via HTTPS. Possible options are: reset the server (in case the server doesn\”t respond anymore via the normal network card) power-up the server (possible to do this from a remote location, even if the server is shut down) take over the screen mount remote physical CD/DVD drive or image. access the server\”s IML (Integrated Management Log) remote console (in some cases however an Advanced license maybe required for some of the utilities to work) can be manipulated remotely through xml-based Remote Insight Board Command Language (RIBCL) .

To enter in ILO2 configuration reboot the server and wait for the prompt and press F8.

First thing that we will configure is the IP address so you go to Network->DNS/DHCP as shown in the visual.



HP ProLiant DL 360/380 G5 Server ILO2 configuration

After that set DHCP Enabled to OFF.

HP ProLiant DL 360/380 G5 Server ILO2 configuration

Press F10 to save the changes.

From the main screen select Network->NIC and TCP/IP
Set Network Interface Adapter to ON. Configure IP address, Subnet Mask and Gateway and press F10 to save the changes.

HP ProLiant DL 360/380 G5 Server ILO2 configuration

Set Network Interface Adapter to ON. Configure IP address, Subnet Mask and Gateway and press F10 to save the changes.

The next step is to change/create user account settings. From the main screen go to User->Add

The next step is to change/create user account settings. From the main screen go to User->Add

HP ProLiant DL 360/380 G5 Server ILO2 configuration

Fill the required fields as you wish and press F10 to save the changes.

HP ProLiant DL 360/380 G5 Server ILO2 configuration

The last step is to check ILO settings. From the main screen go to Settings and check that Lights-Out Functionality is Enabled.

Press F10 to save the changes.

Go to File->Exit

To check if the ILO2 interface is accessible and configured properly connect the ILO port of the server to the network. Configure IP address from the same network to workstation/notebook and try to open https://ilo-ipddress. Accept the SSL certificate and log in via the login prompt. Try some of the options of the ILO2 (power on/off etc.).

HP ProLiant DL 360/380 G5 Server ILO2 configuration

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8 Responses to “HP ProLiant DL 360/380 G5 Server ILO2 configuration”

  • Avinash says:

    I have Enabled the Required ILO 2 RBSU Login option in Global ILO setting. Now after reboot, have to enter ID and password for login in ILO 2 settings. But there is no option available to make the setting default again.
    If I want to make Disabled the Required ILO 2 RBSU Login option then what should I do?

  • Error: Unable to create directory /var/www/vhosts/onlinehowto.net/web/www/wp-content/uploads/2014/10. Is its parent directory writable by the server? Stefan Batanov says:

    Hello Avinash,

    I have tested what you describe on DL380 G5 server and was able to set it back to DISABLED. What server are you working on? Can you take a picture of the screen and post a link here? Cheers

  • bentel says:

    that was a good tutorial

  • Neil Parks says:

    Where can I find the secret password for getting into the ILO configuration on my DL380?

  • its very good side

  • Anthony says:

    The word “server” is in the subject of this page, yet video screen captures are shown, as are function keys. When accessed via serial console, F10 can’t be sent to save, and the config utility discards changes when ESC is sent, so there’s no effective way to set up iLO from a serial console.

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