Insight manager or tool to amend HP Proliant BIOS ( F9 /  Ctrl-S )

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Found that hpsmh doesn't have Power Profile / RBSU option.

Is there any other tool (Insight manager) that can do what we
could do while in BIOS (pressing F9 or Ctrl-S while booting up)?

Would not want to shut down / reboot servers as they're
production

Kindly provide step by step instruction.
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Top Expert 2015
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You can access ILO via SSH to access text console at boot.
In ILO config tool you can make it boot to RBSUonce  from the running windows/linux

Different controllers have different setup applications. Network cards or RAID arrays do have config utilities on Windows, iSCSI adapters sometimes etc.

Blade servers may have no gain from power profile selection because HP wants to sell you power saving products...

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I'm looking for Power Profile / RBSU option: ILO doesn't offer this
Top Expert 2015

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It is available from blade enclosure (for blade servers), or BIOS directly.
i know of no other way.

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But that would mean downtime is needed?  Needed a way without
bringing down the system
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You can change power mode in iLO (if it is supported by your system)
It needs reboot to activate. So if your OS supports power management (every OS of today do) use OS control and never ever reboot again.

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ok
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They want to sell you http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/ProductList.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=18964&prodSeriesId=3312254&taskId=135
This means that processors in cheapest blades are rigged to run at maximum frequency all the time (but sleep on idle) thus drawing ~200W on an idle system.
Those other blade servers (and those where you purchase the licence) would consume ~80W when idle and up to 200W if they are really used.
Nice in cold places where IT would contribute to heating of building, but ridiculous where you need conditioners to chill the stuff down.
A good rad for you and your managers:
http://www.google.com/corporate/datacenter/best-practices.html

PS Wireless router would draw 5-10w, a laptop would draw 10-30W a common desktop 120-500W (thus even bigger savings configuring 5x8 desktops properly)
PPS you need something like http://www.p3international.com/products/special/P4400/P4400-CE.html for all your enterprise power needs.

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