How to setup ILO (DL360 G7) on ESXi 4.1 Update 1 ?

How to setup ILO (DL360 G7) on ESXi 4.1 Update 1 ?

Thanks in advance
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Pete LongConnect With a Mentor Technical ConsultantCommented:
Plug in the iLO - it will get a DHCP address - look in your DHCP leased it will look like ILOXXXXXXXXXXXXXX wen connecto to it - log in as Administrator (capital A) and yht password thats on the sticker on the server *usually you need to pop the side/cover off to see this)

If you have lost/cannot find it - reboot the server, when it starts press F8 then prompted to configure the iLO and change the passwords etc
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
The G7s have a tab on the left hand side that slides out for username/pass.  You may need to do a port scan or look at your dhcp scope to figure out what IP it provides if you can't reboot and set static.

I would do the following:

1.  Add an additional account to the ILO for easier management.  
2.  Configure SNMP for reporting
3.  Enable Advanced ILO with license, best KVM out there, ILO3 allows you to save your sessions.
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IT_Group1Author Commented:
Hi guys
thx for the swift reply.

I've followed your recommendations, and was able to retrieve the MAC address from the DHCP.
When trying to edit the ILO settings via the Virtual Center (Configuration --> Software --> Power management, by using the default iLO credentials), i'm receiving an error from the VCenter.

Please see attached screenshot.

Thank you

Error-ILO.jpg
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
Login using http://ip address of ILO to ensure that you can get into ILO normally without vCenter being involved first.  Also ensure that vCenter can access the subnet as ILO can be on a different subnet/vlan.

What is your primary goal here?  
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Looks like trying to use iLo, to shutdown the Host, using Power Management.

Have you enabled SSH and Telnet on the iLo card?
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IT_Group1Author Commented:
Guys
The goal is only to setup the iLO at this stage.
Do i need to perfrom it on the ESXi level or only through the iLO web GUI?

Thx
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Only through the iLo Web GUI or at Server BOOT/POST press F8 to Configure.

Make sure you have a License for it, as well to assign to the iLo card.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
iLo does not really interface with ESXi, it's standalone, unless you need to configure for Power shutdown.
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
License is only needed for advanced ilo features such as KVM and virtual media. For basic hardware monitoring/snmp you do not need a license.
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parparovCommented:
In order to initially set up ILO you need to catch the iLO booting during the BIOS boot stage of the DL360. Watch the screen and press <F8> when iLO information appears. You will be taken to a BIOS-configuration-like interface where you can set up the network information, the user and the password for the SSH.

If you already know the DHCP address your ILO got, then the default user for it is Administrator and the default password appears at a paper tag attached to your DL, you can ssh then to that IP (remember to set the user to Administrator) and use the default password to log in.
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IT_Group1Author Commented:
thanks guys

i will try your inputs and see if it's helps.
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IT_Group1Author Commented:
Thx
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