Multiple server monitoring with HPs iLO ... ?
lordi at msdi.ca
Tue Dec 20 06:54:38 PST 2005
At 20:33 2005-12-19, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>On Mon, 19 Dec 2005, lars wrote:
>>But for the SSH bit of iLO, I just logged into
>>one of our servers. It has an SSH interface.
>>The iLO command line is a bit odd, but usable.
>>So remotely power cycling or marking a server
>>from a Unix box is doable. IIRC you can even
>>load your own key file via the web interface
>>and henceforth log in automagically without interactively entering a password.
we have a bunch of Hp servers in our server room.
The ilo card (standard or upgraded) doesnt
support ssh. It's a web based device. In fact,
you don't need the advanced feature unless you
want graphical view of your server or if you
want to mounth isos in the virtual cdrom.
There is a software (windows only I think) which
is called Insight manager. Here is the link
It's free as long as you run it from an hp/compaq
system. It's basically a striped down version of
openview. All of the managed devices (can be hp,
dell, ibm, whatever) communicate with the server
with snmp traps. When the software manage a
hp/compaq server you naturally have a lot more functionnality :)
The problem with freebsd, it that hp doesnt
provide agents (not sure if you can install those
from linux, didn't try). So basically, your
management station cannot receive traps regarding
hp agents, but will receive traps from the ilo
card if you configure snmp on it.
Hope it helps a bit...
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