HP ILO4 (Integrated Lights Out) File Transfer and copy

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Our site has a couples of HP DL380 Gen 8 server. We are using ILO4 (ILO Firmware is 2.0.x) and configured for "Remote Support". Recently, we have a new requirement and we need to use HP ILO4 to transfer file from our client machine to the remote control Server (Running Windows 2012 R2). Here are our questions:

1) If we need to use HP ILO4 for file transfer, shall we use the "Virtual Media" function or other options ?

2) Is there any extra firewall ports need to be open in order to facilitate the file transfer ?

3) Our objective is to copy file to and from the HP DL380 Gen 8 server with ILO4 port, kindly let us know the correct way for file copy is "Virtual Media" is not the right direction ?

Thank you for your advice in advance.
Regards
Patrick
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Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.
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Virtual media is the way to go but there's a caveat that you must not look at the virtual media or the files disappear! That's because as far as iLO virtual media is concerned the Windows PC you're accessing the server remotely from has the directory in RAM and therefore won't think to re-read from the USB stick. It's the same problem as two non-clustered machines trying to share a SAN, both have their own MFT in RAM.

Workaround vis: http://h17007.www1.hp.com/docs/iss/shared/gen9/error/Advanced/Content/153115.htm

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Thank you so much for the technical information.
Rdgs
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