HP iLO, or integrated Lights Out, is a feature on HP servers that allows users to access the machine over the network even if the OS on the server cannot be reached.
A server's iLO can be reached in two ways:
Via a web interface by visiting
https:\\server-ilo-hostname.csl.tjhsst.edu while using a VPN
The version of iLO firmware that the servers ship with does not support access to the OS. The firmware can be updated with through the following steps:
Retreive a copy of the most up-to-date-firmware, download a
.exe version for Windows
Unzip the executable with
unzip or a similar command
.bin file from the unzipped executable
Access the iLO server you wish to update via the web interface
Firmware and OS Software >
Local file and the
.bin file you extracted earlier
Flash, this will update the firmware
Flashing the iLO firmware will reboot the iLO, but will NOT reboot the server.
HP has small password length password limits on iLOs. For HP iLO 5 (as of firmware version 1.35), it accepts any length password for a reset but only stores the first 39 characters (so you have to use the first 39 to login). HP ilO 2 has a similar problem, but with a 20 character limitation.