VMware: Host Baseboard Management Controller Warning

One of our Hosts is reporting a server health warning.   (category) Host Baseboard Management Controller.  (sensor) Integrated Lights Out 4 (iL04) (Active).    

Is this because there is either no IP assigned to the management port or possibly no cable attached?   Otherwise someone please explain the meaning of this warning and how to resolve.   Thank you.
Lance McGrewRETIREDAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If it's not configured you can get this warning, or firmware.

Make sure firmware is up to date, and you are using the OEM HP version of ESXi.
Lance McGrewRETIREDAuthor Commented:
Please elaborate on how to determine the version of ESXI.    Otherwise disable this management port option in the BIOS if not being used?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Are you using a HP server on the HCL ?
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Lance McGrewRETIREDAuthor Commented:
What is HCL ?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Check the VMware Hardware Compatability Lists HCL here

The VMware Hardware Compatibility List is the detailed lists showing actual vendor devices that are either physically tested or are similar to the devices tested by VMware or VMware partners. Items on the list are tested with VMware products and are known to operate correctly.Devices which are not on the list may function, but will not be supported by VMware.

Lance McGrewRETIREDAuthor Commented:
Oh that HCL :)    Yes I'm sure it is on the complaint list since this is an HP Proliant G8 series off-the-shelf.
Lance McGrewRETIREDAuthor Commented:
Screen capture showing HP DL380p Gen8 on the okay listSCREEN CAP
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, so when you installed ESXi, where did you download it from, you should be using the OEM version of ESXi .

As for your Warning:-


So disable or configure it.

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