iLO setup on ESXi 5.1 HP DL360 G8 hosts


What's the best practice for setting an ILO connection on the following configuration?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Just give it an IP Address, DHCP ?
IT_Group1Author Commented:
Though the ESXi ?
If you want to enable DPM you need to
1) add an account to iLO with power control rights
2) enter iLO IP, iLO MAC, new iLO username and password of that account as BMC parameters in CORRECT ESXi host (maximum password length is 16
3) validate DPM control by entering host in standby mode and waking it up from it.
now you are ready to save electricity with vmware DPM, or as minimum power on ESXi without attending ilo or machine.

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GG VPCommented:
Check the below HP support article, for iLO configuration

After configuring iLO, you may check the below article on installing ESXi via iLO,
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