09-25-2008 09:28 PM
As the remote console itself always was and still is part of the standard license, this doesn't make much sense to me.
09-26-2008 12:09 AM
you are wrong
"As the remote console itself always was and still is part of the standard license, this doesn't make much sense to me."
it's only for blades and RILOE and some lights out card for 100 Series the advance features
but for 300s like your Dl380 g5 you must get a license to have remote console feature available so it means you must get a special advance license to have high features available
check these links
09-26-2008 12:25 AM
we've deployed several dozens of DL380 G5s here, and the remote console (pre OS!) worked on each and everyone except for the latest batch of servers.
if you check HP's own page (http://h18013.www1.hp.com/products/servers/managem
09-26-2008 12:37 AM
the chart says:
Â» HP iLO 2 Standard -> Text Pre-OS mode - test no graphical...
Â» Virtual Media not available at all
maybe your previous server came with license already installed
check also here
you will see the same thing
even call HP you will get the same answer
09-26-2008 07:26 AM
That statement is not quite true.
Remote Console is standard on BL servers.
Remote Console is standard prior to OS load.
Remote Console requires a license after OS load on ML/DL servers.
Text console was standard on first generation iLO (but that is not what you have).
You can to access the virtual serial port which can be set up as a TTY for Linux as well as the Windows EMS console.
09-28-2008 09:21 PM
yet, you guys all have to try and actually READ what was written.
the PRE-OS (!) remote console is - and always was - included in the standard license. remember, i'm talking out-of-the-box bare metal servers here.
so i should (and this is true for all our other DL380 G5s, approx. 25 servers, all of them just standard - iLO) at least see the BIOS POST screen with the standard license remote console.
anyways, i found out we had a couple of unused Advanced licenses left, which fixed the problem.
09-29-2008 12:01 PM
This means that from the time that the server resets (or is powered-on) until the time that POST completes, you have access to the iLO remote console. Booting from network (PXE) and disc are not included.
If the system has been booted for awhile and POST has completed and no OS is loaded, iLO 2 v1.60 requires a license, so launching IRC at that point will not help.
If the IRC is sitting with a dialog box open indicating that a license is required, the application is frozen until you click "OK"
You might want to first try using the Power / Reset controls and then launch the remote console second.