HP iLO setup via ESXi CLI (SSH)

Posted on 2014-08-14
Last Modified: 2014-09-05
I am trying to configure iLO on HP hosts via ESXi CLI (SSH). I follow the instructions ( and I can confirm that the configuration has been loaded (if I export the config i can see the IP/gateway/etc that I assigned). However I am unable to access the iLO IP (no PING, no web-browser access, nothing). Any ideas? We have HP DL360p Gen8 servers running ESXi 5.0. I am also having trouble changing the password. Thanks.
Question by:criskrit
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    Are you using the OEM HP version of ESXi 5.0 ?

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    Affirmative, ESXi 5.0 was installed using the "HP modified" image.
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    You need to restart iLO after IP changes. Cli does not enforce that.
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    Is there a network cable plugged into the iLO and is it routable to your workstation?

    Author Comment

    iLO is supposed to restart by itself after the new config is loaded. The network cable suggestion is a good one, I am not sure if it is plugged in, I will have someone check.

    Any ideas why i cannot change the password?

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    I visited the site and iLO's were unplugged (duh!). In regards to the passwords I changed them through the admin web GUI. Thanks.

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