HP ProLiant DL360 G5 success stories?

Ulf Zimmermann ulf at Alameda.net
Mon Mar 17 10:46:33 UTC 2008

On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 08:33:20AM +0100, Johan Str?m wrote:
> On Mar 16, 2008, at 8:36 AM, Ulf Zimmermann wrote:
> >On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 06:40:49PM -0500, Joe Koberg wrote:
> >>Johan Str?m wrote:
> >>>But..
> >>>http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00553302/c00553302.pdf 
> >>> seems
> >>>to tell me that in basic mode I can only access BIOS (pre-OS)  
> >>>using the
> >>>Remote Console feature, and that after POST I have to have the  
> >>>advanced
> >>>licensed option?
> >>>
> >>
> >>I don't do the purchasing and we get all Advanced iLO, so I will take
> >>your word for it.  The older generations supported text console (i  
> >>have
> >>a 360G2 that does so).   We use the HP Management agents under  
> >>Windows
> >>for all SNMP reporting so I can't comment on the reporting method  
> >>under
> >>other OS's.
> >
> >iLO2 ActiveX based remote console (Integrated KVM) can still do
> >text only console without license but it doesn't work too well IMHO.
> >The Java based console is the same, text will work out license but  
> >graphics
> >mode and that includes certain VESA text modes.
> >
> >Standard iLO gives the graphical console and virtual media. On Blade  
> >servers
> >the graphical access and virtual media is included. And the Advanced  
> >license
> >gives extra stuff like integration into AD for authentication afik.
> How about SSH mode? SSH and view textmode at boot (serial rdr in bios  
> too?) and console @ serial in fbsd (bootloader and on). Does that work  
> good or "not to well" either?
> Lets hope it works out good now at least, I ordered the box, without  
> full license though, but I guess I can always get that later on if it  
> turns out to work like crap.. But for once I'm purchasing quality  
> brand hardware.. So it should work with me instead of against me... I  
> hope :)
> Thank you all for all of your replies!

iLO1 (used on DL360 g3, g4, g4p and DL380 g3, g4) had text console
via ssh and I have used it often because of cut+paste. Unfortunatly
as far I know iLO2 (used on g5) does not support ssh text console.

Regards, Ulf.

Ulf Zimmermann, 1525 Pacific Ave., Alameda, CA-94501, #: 510-865-0204
You can find my resume at: http://www.Alameda.net/~ulf/resume.html

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