09-13-2013 12:06 PM
The basic question is, does the iLO "Essentials" license, part # BD775A, for the new ML310e G8 servers include the graphical remote console capability so we can manage a Windows Server OS through the iLO Integrated Remote Console?
We used a couple of ML110 G7 servers a couple of years ago and need to purchase a new similar server now. Looks like the ML310e G8 is the replacement for the old ML110.
We will be running Windows Server on it. (SBS 2011 Essentials on the older ones, Server 2012 Essentials on this new one.)
This is just a single standalone server in a branch office. It's not part of a data center or anything with multiple servers to manage.
With the old ML110 G7 servers we purchased the iLO Advance Pack because it was required to have the full graphical remote console so we could manage the Windows OS remotely through the iLO interface (if for some reason the remote web access built into SBS 2011 itself failed, which it has a few times).
In looking at details on the new ML310e G8, and specifically the iLO 4 port, it looks like HP now has a new iLO "Essentials" license, part # BD775A, that is half the cost of the full iLO "Advanced" license. I can't 100% tell from the information I've found whether or not this "Essentials" license includes the graphical remote console capability or not.
The feature comparison grid in this document has an "Integrated Remote Console" item and says "Essentials" has it. But does this imply graphical remote console? "Graphical" remote console is not listed explicitly anywhere in this document.
In reading the Overview descriptions here, the Advanced license Overview explicitly mentions "graphical remote console", whereas the Essentials license Overview do not explicitly mention "graphical" anywhere.
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09-13-2013 04:59 PM
According to this iLO datasheet document the "Essentials" license for the ML "e" series ProLiant does support graphical remote console.
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09-16-2013 07:43 AM
Thank you for the pointer to that extra document. The descriptions in that document of each license are still a bit vague, but the feature comparison table at the end seems to make it much more clear. Thanks againQ
09-27-2013 04:33 AM
as a side note: the Essentials license description also does not say anything about virtual power whereas the Advanced does...