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I need to configure ILO on a HP Proliant DL380 G6

I am configuring an older HP server for our remote data center. I have the server functioning on the network but am concerned that something may fail after I leave. I have a little extra time today and thought I would check into ILO. I have the server with a basic Windows 2008R2 build on it but not sure where to configure ILO. I assume I will have to configure ILO with an IP but not sure what else I need. Do I boot to the bios? Do I need to download some tools first? The back of my server has 3 NIC ports, one of which I am using, and 2 other ports off to the right. I assume one or both of those are ILO ports. All advice on getting me started and helping my configure ILO is welcome.
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airborne1128Commented:
ILO is configured seperatly from the OS.  You can access it during startup like the BIOS.  I believe it's F2 or F10 during POST that will access the ILO menu.  One of the NIC ports is for ILO and should be labled.  ILO allows you to access the server remotly in the event of a crash or software issues where you can't access it through normal means.  It is a VERY useful tool to set up.
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Thor2923Author Commented:
ok I got it configured. I have a IP address that is pinging. I point my browser to the IP and get prompted to login. I go to launch the remote console and at first I got an error saying I needed a JVM. I downloaded the latest java from the sun site but I still get an error. I think I am down to a browser or certifcate problem. I lowered the settings on my internet explorer to low security. I trusted the IP address of the server. Does anyone else have a clue? I attached my error
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
No error attached.  Is it a Java error?  Try an older version of Java.
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airborne1128Commented:
Please post the error.
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Thor2923Author Commented:
sorry I didn't click attach....I attached the error and yes it appears to be java related, although I downloaded the latest java from sun
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Some iLo devices will not work with current Java. Try using 5.x
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Thor2923Author Commented:
hey I logged into one of my older Windows 2003 servers and tried to access the ILO IP via explorer 8 and a version of java that had not been updated in years and BINGO it went right in and I can see the server desktop. If anyone wants to comment that is welcome but I am not going to spend a lot more time on this since I do have a back door if I ever need to ILO and I do know it is just a case of finding a device with an older browser or java version to connect
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
As mentioned, its not a browser issue but will not work with newer Java versions.
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airborne1128Commented:
Specifically, my comments in http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Servers/Q_27873707.html#a38422704, and http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Servers/Q_27873707.html#a38422708 answer the question that was asked.  In fact, the user was able to utilize iLO from another machine once he installed it, but was having a JAVA issue on another.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
I have no problem at all with reallocating points to award them to airborne1128.
--Rob
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