HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator User Guide Version 2.31

HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator User Guide Version 2.31
HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator
User Guide
Version 2.31
Part Number 416216-009
November 2008 (Ninth Edition)
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Contents
Introduction .................................................................................................................................. 8
Overview ................................................................................................................................................. 8
What's new............................................................................................................................................ 10
Access requirements ................................................................................................................................ 11
Onboard Administrator overview .............................................................................................................. 12
Interfaces ............................................................................................................................................... 13
Onboard Administrator user interfaces ............................................................................................. 14
Onboard Administrator authentication.............................................................................................. 14
Running Onboard Administrator for the first time ......................................................................................... 15
Signing in to the Onboard Administrator GUI ............................................................................................. 16
Running the setup wizard ......................................................................................................................... 17
Using online help .................................................................................................................................... 18
Changing enclosure and device configurations ........................................................................................... 18
Recovering the administrator password ...................................................................................................... 18
Flash disaster recovery............................................................................................................................. 19
HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure hardware installation.................................................................. 20
Installing Onboard Administrator modules .................................................................................................. 20
Onboard Administrator cabling ................................................................................................................ 21
HP BladeSystem Insight Display .................................................................................................... 23
HP BladeSystem c7000 Insight Display components..................................................................................... 23
HP BladeSystem c3000 Insight Display components..................................................................................... 24
Insight Display overview........................................................................................................................... 24
Accessing the HP BladeSystem c3000 Insight Display .................................................................................. 25
Running the Insight Display installation ....................................................................................................... 26
Navigating the Insight Display .................................................................................................................. 32
Health Summary screen.................................................................................................................. 33
Enclosure Settings screen ................................................................................................................ 35
Enclosure Info screen ..................................................................................................................... 35
Blade and Port Info screen .............................................................................................................. 36
Turn Enclosure UID On/Off screen................................................................................................... 37
View User Note screen................................................................................................................... 39
Chat Mode screen ......................................................................................................................... 39
Insight Display errors ............................................................................................................................... 40
Power errors ................................................................................................................................. 40
Cooling errors............................................................................................................................... 40
Location errors .............................................................................................................................. 40
Configuration errors....................................................................................................................... 41
Device failure errors....................................................................................................................... 41
Enclosure KVM ........................................................................................................................... 42
Features ................................................................................................................................................. 42
First Time Setup Wizard .............................................................................................................. 44
Before you begin..................................................................................................................................... 44
User Preferences ..................................................................................................................................... 45
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Enclosure Selection screen........................................................................................................................ 45
Configuration Management screen ............................................................................................................ 47
Rack and Enclosure Settings screen............................................................................................................ 48
Administrator Account Setup screen ........................................................................................................... 50
Local User Accounts screen....................................................................................................................... 51
Enclosure Bay IP addressing ..................................................................................................................... 52
Directory Groups Configuration screen ...................................................................................................... 55
Directory Settings screen .......................................................................................................................... 56
Onboard Administrator Network Settings screen ......................................................................................... 57
Enclosure SNMP Settings screen................................................................................................................ 59
Power Management screen ...................................................................................................................... 60
Finish..................................................................................................................................................... 63
Navigating Onboard Administrator .............................................................................................. 64
Navigation overview ............................................................................................................................... 64
Tree view ............................................................................................................................................... 64
Graphical view navigation ....................................................................................................................... 67
Rack View.................................................................................................................................. 70
Rack View screen .................................................................................................................................... 70
Topology modes ..................................................................................................................................... 71
Rack Topology tab .................................................................................................................................. 72
Rack Power and Thermal tab .................................................................................................................... 73
Rack Firmware Summary tab .................................................................................................................... 75
Configuring the HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosure and enclosure devices ......................................... 77
Viewing the status screens ........................................................................................................................ 77
Enclosure settings .................................................................................................................................... 78
Selecting enclosures....................................................................................................................... 78
Enclosure Settings screen ................................................................................................................ 78
AlertMail ...................................................................................................................................... 82
Device Power Sequence Device Bays tabs ........................................................................................ 85
Date and Time .............................................................................................................................. 87
TCP/IP enclosure settings................................................................................................................ 89
Network Access ............................................................................................................................ 90
Anonymous Data tab ..................................................................................................................... 91
Link Loss Failover ........................................................................................................................... 92
Enclosure Bay IP Addressing ........................................................................................................... 92
SNMP Settings .............................................................................................................................. 95
Enclosure Virtual Buttons tab ........................................................................................................... 97
Configuration scripts ...................................................................................................................... 97
Device Summary ........................................................................................................................... 98
Active to Standby ........................................................................................................................ 100
DVD Drive .................................................................................................................................. 101
Managing enclosures ............................................................................................................................ 102
Powering off the enclosure ............................................................................................................ 102
Linking enclosures........................................................................................................................ 102
Managing multiple enclosures ....................................................................................................... 102
Onboard Administrator Module .............................................................................................................. 103
Active Onboard Administrator screen............................................................................................. 103
Active Onboard Administrator Virtual Buttons tab ............................................................................ 104
TCP/IP Settings screen ................................................................................................................. 105
Information tab............................................................................................................................ 107
Certificate Request tab ................................................................................................................. 109
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Firmware update ......................................................................................................................... 111
System log.................................................................................................................................. 112
Standby Onboard Administrator module ........................................................................................ 115
TCP/IP Settings for Standby Onboard Administrator ........................................................................ 116
Standby Onboard Administrator Virtual Buttons tab ......................................................................... 117
Standby Certificate Request tab..................................................................................................... 117
Standby Certificate Upload tab ..................................................................................................... 119
Device bays.......................................................................................................................................... 119
Device Bay Overview screen......................................................................................................... 119
Device Bay Status tab .................................................................................................................. 121
Server blade information tab......................................................................................................... 126
Server blade virtual devices tab..................................................................................................... 127
Boot Options tab ......................................................................................................................... 129
IML Log tab................................................................................................................................. 130
Storage blades............................................................................................................................ 130
I/O expansion blade information .................................................................................................. 133
Server blade information .............................................................................................................. 135
Management Console .................................................................................................................. 139
Interconnect bays .................................................................................................................................. 140
Interconnect Bay Summary screen.................................................................................................. 140
Interconnect Bay screen................................................................................................................ 141
Interconnect Bay Virtual Buttons ..................................................................................................... 142
Interconnect Bay Port Mapping screen............................................................................................ 143
Enclosure power management ................................................................................................................ 144
Power management planning........................................................................................................ 144
Power and thermal ...................................................................................................................... 144
Power management ..................................................................................................................... 145
Enclosure Power Meter................................................................................................................. 148
Enclosure Power Meter Table view................................................................................................. 150
Enclosure power allocation ........................................................................................................... 151
Power Subsystem......................................................................................................................... 154
Fans and cooling management ............................................................................................................... 154
Fan zones................................................................................................................................... 154
Thermal subsystem....................................................................................................................... 156
c7000 Enclosure fan location rules ................................................................................................ 159
c3000 Enclosure fan location rules ................................................................................................ 160
Enclosure DVD/CD-ROM Drive ............................................................................................................... 161
DVD/CD-ROM drives................................................................................................................... 161
Interactive installation and configuration of DVD/CD-ROM drive ....................................................... 163
Unattended OS deployment .......................................................................................................... 169
Ad-hoc access to DVD-based media for application installation or data import .................................... 174
Updating blade firmware with HP Smart Update Manager ............................................................... 174
Managing users .................................................................................................................................... 175
Users/Authentication ................................................................................................................... 175
User roles and privilege levels....................................................................................................... 175
Role-based user accounts.............................................................................................................. 175
Local Users ................................................................................................................................. 176
Password Settings........................................................................................................................ 179
Directory Settings screen .............................................................................................................. 180
Uploading a certificate................................................................................................................. 180
Directory Certificate Upload tab .................................................................................................... 181
Directory Groups ......................................................................................................................... 181
SSH Administration...................................................................................................................... 186
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HP SIM integration ...................................................................................................................... 186
Edit Local User Certificate Information tab....................................................................................... 187
Directory settings test tab .............................................................................................................. 188
Two-Factor Authentication....................................................................................................................... 189
Two-Factor Authentication Certificate Information tab ....................................................................... 190
Two-Factor Authentication Certificate Upload tab............................................................................. 190
Signed-in users............................................................................................................................ 191
Session Options tab..................................................................................................................... 191
Insight Display ...................................................................................................................................... 191
Virtual Connect Manager ....................................................................................................................... 192
iLO 2 Integration ................................................................................................................................... 192
Management network IP dependencies .................................................................................................... 192
Port mapping ........................................................................................................................... 193
Device
Device
Device
Device
Bay
Bay
Bay
Bay
Port
Port
Port
Port
Mapping
Mapping
Mapping
Mapping
for c3000 Enclosure ......................................................................................... 193
for c7000 Enclosure ......................................................................................... 193
Table View for c3000 Enclosure......................................................................... 195
Table View for c7000 Enclosure......................................................................... 197
Using the command line interface ............................................................................................... 199
Command line overview......................................................................................................................... 199
Using the serial connection ........................................................................................................ 200
Setting up Onboard Administrator using the CLI ....................................................................................... 200
Pinout signals for Onboard Administrator Serial RS232 connector ............................................................... 201
Using the service port connection ............................................................................................................ 202
Using configuration scripts ......................................................................................................... 204
Configuration scripts.............................................................................................................................. 204
Reset Factory Defaults ............................................................................................................................ 205
Troubleshooting ........................................................................................................................ 206
Onboard Administrator error messages.................................................................................................... 206
Onboard Administrator factory default settings.......................................................................................... 212
Enabling LDAP Directory Services Authentication to Microsoft Active Directory................................. 213
Certificate Services ................................................................................................................................ 213
Preparing the directory........................................................................................................................... 213
Uploading the DC Certificate (optional).................................................................................................... 214
Creating directory groups....................................................................................................................... 216
Testing the directory login solution ........................................................................................................... 218
Troubleshooting LDAP on Onboard Administrator ...................................................................................... 219
Time zone settings .................................................................................................................... 221
Africa time zone settings ........................................................................................................................ 221
Americas time zone settings.................................................................................................................... 221
Asia time zone settings .......................................................................................................................... 223
Universal time zone settings .................................................................................................................... 223
Oceanic time zone settings..................................................................................................................... 224
Europe time zone settings ....................................................................................................................... 225
Polar time zone settings.......................................................................................................................... 225
Technical support...................................................................................................................... 226
Before you contact HP............................................................................................................................ 226
HP contact information ........................................................................................................................... 226
Acronyms and abbreviations...................................................................................................... 227
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Index....................................................................................................................................... 230
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Introduction
Overview
HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator is the enclosure management processor, subsystem, and
firmware base used to support the HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosure and all the managed devices
contained within the enclosure.
Onboard Administrator provides a single point from which to perform basic management tasks on server
blades or switches within the enclosure. Onboard Administrator performs configuration steps for the
enclosure, enables run-time management and configuration of the enclosure components, and informs you
of problems within the enclosure through email, SNMP, or the Insight Display.
HP recommends that you read the specific HP BladeSystem c3000 or c7000 Enclosure User Guide for
enclosure specific information before proceeding with Onboard Administrator setup.
This user guide provides information on the initial setup and operation of the HP BladeSystem Onboard
Administrator, and it also covers use of the Onboard Administrator GUI and the use of the enclosure
Insight Display. The Onboard Administrator CLI Guide covers the use of the CLI.
The HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator provides several features designed to simplify management
of c-Class blades and interconnects. The BladeSystem c7000 enclosure can be configured with
redundant Onboard Administrator modules to provide uninterrupted manageability of the entire enclosure
and blades in the event of a failure of a single Onboard Administrator module. The following table
indicates which Onboard Administrator feature is enhanced when the enclosure contains redundant
Onboard Administrator modules. For an enclosure with only a single Onboard Administrator module, the
table indicates the behavior of the enclosure if the single Onboard Administrator module has failed or is
removed. Enclosure Dynamic Power Capping, introduced in Onboard Administrator firmware version
2.31, is only available in HP BladeSystem enclosures with redundant Onboard Administrator modules
installed.
Benefits of using a redundant Onboard Administrator versus a single Onboard Administrator
Onboard Administrator
feature
Single Onboard
Single Onboard
Administrator in enclosure Administrator failed or
removed
Power allocation and control
for all blades and
interconnects
Yes. No enclosure dynamic
power capping as this
requires redundant Onboard
Administrators.
No. Power supplies will
continue to deliver power to
all blades and interconnects.
No power on requests can
be made for blades or
interconnects.
Yes. Complete control
including sustaining a failure
of either Onboard
Administrator. Enclosure
dynamic power capping
requires redundant Onboard
Administrators.
Cooling for all blades and
interconnects.
Yes. Complete control.
No. All enclosure fans will
ramp to an un-managed
higher speed to protect
blades and interconnects
from overheating.
Yes. Complete control,
including sustaining a failure
of either Onboard
Administrator.
Redundant Onboard
Administrator in enclosure
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Enclosure Bay IP Addressing
(EBIPA)
Yes. Complete control.
No. EBIPA IP addresses will
be lost after lease timeout.
Yes. Complete control,
including sustaining a failure
of either Onboard
Administrator.
Yes. Complete control.
Ethernet communications to
Onboard Administrator,
server iLO 2, interconnect
management processors such
as Virtual Connect which use
the Onboard
Administrator/iLO
management port
No Ethernet management
communications including
internal management traffic
such as Virtual Connect
Manager to other VC
modules in the enclosure.
Yes. Complete control,
including sustaining a failure
of either Onboard
Administrator.
Information and health status
reporting for all blades,
interconnects, fans, power
supplies, Onboard
Administrators, and
enclosure through Onboard
Administrator's GUI or CLI,
alert mail, or SNMP
Yes. Complete control.
No information is available
from the Onboard
Administrator nor is any outof-band information available
from VCM or iLO 2 on any
server.
Yes. Complete control,
including sustaining a failure
of either Onboard
Administrator.
Insight Display
Yes. Complete control.
No.
Yes. Complete control,
including sustaining a failure
of either Onboard
Administrator.
Enclosure DVD (requires
either c3000 DVD option,
external USB DVD drive, or
USB key)
Yes. Complete control.
No.
Yes. Complete control,
including sustaining a failure
of either Onboard
Administrator.
Yes. Complete control.
Enclosure KVM (requires
c3000 KVM option or
Onboard Administrator
module with VGA connector)
No.
Yes. Complete control. For
the HP c3000 Enclosure,
requires both c3000 KVM
option and redundant
Onboard Administrator
option. For the HP c7000
Enclosure, requires two of the
newer Onboard
Administrator modules with
VGA connector.
Onboard Administrator module replacement and stored settings
When replacing an Onboard Administrator or if a failure occurs when using redundant Onboard
Administrators:
•
Removing an Onboard Administrator module in a c7000 enclosure with redundant Onboard
Administrator modules installed results in the other Onboard Administrator module immediately
becoming the Active Onboard Administrator if it was the Standby Onboard Administrator with only
loss of the replaced Onboard Administrator network settings.
If Onboard Administrator firmware versions are identical, manually update the replaced Onboard
Administrator network settings using the Insight Display and then the replaced Onboard
Administrator module will then be synchronized on all enclosure settings by the active Onboard
Administrator.
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If the firmware versions are not identical, the Insight Display, Onboard Administrator GUI or
Onboard Administrator CLI can be used to synchronize the firmware versions to the most recent
version in the modules, followed by synchronization of the Active Onboard Administrator
configuration settings to the new Standby Onboard Administrator module.
•
Removing an OA1 module in a c3000 enclosure with redundant Onboard Administrators installed
results in the OA2 module becoming the Active Onboard Administrator if it was the Standby
Onboard Administrator with only the loss of network settings on OA1. Manually update the replaced
Onboard Administrator network settings using the Insight Display, GUI or CLI.
If the firmware versions are identical, the replaced Onboard Administrator is synchronized by all
enclosure settings by the Active Onboard Administrator.
If the firmware versions are not identical, the Insight Display, Onboard Administrator GUI or
Onboard Administrator CLI can be used to synchronize the firmware versions to the most recent
version in the modules, followed by synchronization of the Active Onboard Administrator
configuration settings to the new Standby Onboard Administrator module.
•
Removing an OA2 module in a c3000 enclosure with redundant Onboard Administrators installed
requires removing the entire OA tray with both OA modules, removing OA1 module from the OA
Tray, and plugging this OA1 module in the new OA tray which contains OA2 and then inserting the
OA Tray with OA1installed into the c3000 enclosure with only the loss of network settings on OA2.
Manually update the OA2 network settings using the Insight Display, GUI or CLI.
If the firmware versions are not identical, the replaced Onboard Administrator module is
synchronized on all enclosure settings by the Active Onboard Administrator. OA1 powers up as the
Active OA and check the firmware version of the replaced OA2. If the firmware versions are not
identical, the Insight Display, Onboard Administrator GUI or Onboard Administrator CLI can be
used to synchronize the firmware versions to the most recent version in the modules, followed by
synchronization of the Active Onboard Administrator configuration settings to the new Standby
Onboard Administrator module.
What's new
The following new features and hardware are supported starting with Onboard Administrator firmware
version 2.31:
•
Enclosure Dynamic Power Capping.
o
•
•
Requires iLO v1.70 or higher and iLO Select or iLO Advanced License.
Enclosure DVD support on Insight Display, Onboard Administrator GUI, and Onboard Administrator
CLI have been enhanced to include support of USB key drive.
o
*.BIN file on USB key for Onboard Administrator firmware update.
o
*.CFG file on USB key for Onboard Administrator configuration save/restore.
o
*.ISO files on USB key for CD/DVD image files to be connected to servers .
o
New Insight Display USB Menu screen providing Onboard Administrator firmware update or
Onboard Administrator configuration save/restore.
o
New Onboard Administrator CLI commands to support showing *.BIN, *.CFG and *.ISO files
on USB key and connecting to servers.
o
Enhanced Onboard Administrator GUI Enclosure DVD support including connecting *.ISO files
on USB key to servers.
Support LDAP and Active Directory nested groups.
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•
Added remote user IP address to syslog entry for successful login to Onboard Administrator.
•
Changed Onboard Administrator GUI privilege to all users to access Insight Display screenshots.
•
Increased supported length of x.509 certificate.
•
Added user configurable timeout values for telnet, SSH and GUI sessions.
•
Security fix to provide Onboard Administrator administrator to enable/disable Onboard
Administrator GUI login display of Extended Data.
•
Support for both English and Japanese Onboard Administrator GUI versions with same firmware
image.
•
Added setting to enable user-specific English or Japanese language selection or use browser settings.
Access requirements
To access HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator web interface, you need the Onboard Administrator IP
address and a compatible web browser. Access to the application must be through HTTPS (HTTP packets
exchanged over an SSL-encrypted session).
HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator web interface requires an XSLT enabled browser with support for
JavaScript 1.3 or the equivalent.
The following browsers are officially supported for use with Onboard Administrator. Other browsers can
be used, but are not supported.
•
Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7.0
•
Mozilla Firefox 2
Before running the application, you must enable the following browser settings:
•
ActiveX (for Microsoft® Internet Explorer)
•
Cookies
•
JavaScript
If you receive a notice that your browser does not have the required functionality, be sure that your
browser settings meet the preceding requirements and see the "Recovering lost administrator password
("Recovering the administrator password" on page 18)" section in this guide.
If using the Japanese language version of Onboard Administrator with Microsoft® Internet Explorer, you
must install the appropriate language pack within Microsoft® Windows®.
To access HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator CLI, use HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator IP
address and a terminal or terminal application. To access the CLI interface, you must use Telnet or SSH
depending on which of these protocols are enabled.
To access the CLI management and notification features, the following ports must be open on any router
between Onboard Administrator and any computers used to access or monitor Onboard Administrator.
Protocol
Incoming port
SSH
22
Telnet
23
SMTP
Browser access
Outgoing port
25
80
80
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Protocol
Incoming port
Outgoing port
Browser access encrypted
443
443
SNMP get/set
161
SNMP traps
162
LDAP
636
Terminal services pass-through from PC to iLO
3389
Virtual media from PC to iLO
17988
Remote syslog
514
LDAP and Remote syslog port number can be changed.
If a protocol is disabled, the corresponding ports are also disabled.
To use Enclosure Dynamic Power Capping, iLO firmware 1.7 is required.
Onboard Administrator overview
Managing a c-Class enclosure involves multiple functions:
•
Detecting component insertion and removal
•
Identifying components including required connectivity
•
Managing power and cooling
•
Controlling components including remote control and remote consoles
Detecting component insertion and removal
Onboard Administrator provides component control in c-Class enclosures. Component management
begins after the component is detected and identified. The Onboard Administrator detects components in
BladeSystem c-Class enclosures through presence signals on each bay. When you insert a component into
a bay, the Onboard Administrator immediately recognizes and identifies the component. If you remove a
component from a bay, the Onboard Administrator deletes the information about that component.
Identifying components
To identify a component, Onboard Administrator reads a FRU EEPROM that contains specific factory
information about the component such as product name, part number, and serial number. All FRU
EEPROMs in c-Class enclosures are powered up, even if the component is turned off. Therefore, Onboard
Administrator can identify the component before granting power. For devices such as fans, power
supplies, and Insight Display, Onboard Administrator directly reads the FRU EEPROMs. Onboard
Administrator accesses server blade FRU EEPROMs through iLO 2 management processors.
•
The server blades contain several FRU EEPROMs: one on the server board, which contains server
information and embedded NIC information, and one on each installed mezzanine option cards.
Server blade control options include auto login to the iLO 2 web interface and remote server
consoles, virtual power control, and boot order control.
•
Server blade control options also include extensive server hardware information including BIOS and
iLO 2 firmware versions, server name, NIC and option card port IDs, and port mapping.
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Onboard Administrator provides easy-to-understand port mapping information for each server blade
and interconnect module in the enclosure.
The NIC and mezzanine option FRU information informs Onboard Administrator of the type of
interconnects each server requires. Before power is provided to a server blade, Onboard Administrator
compares this information with the FRU EEPROMs on installed interconnect modules to check for electronic
keying errors. For interconnect modules, Onboard Administrator provides virtual power control, dedicated
serial consoles, and management Ethernet connections.
While Onboard Administrator is identifying components, the progress appears in steps on the Insight
Display. During step 11 discovers the identity of all installed components. Step 11 takes less than a
minute for ProLiant server blades using the enclosure management Ethernet network, but might take
several minutes in the case of the Integrity blades as they use an i2c bus between Onboard Administrator
and the server for communications. The number of installed mezzanine cards on each server increases the
time in this step as each card is identified and verified.
Managing power and cooling
The most important Onboard Administrator tasks are power control and thermal management. Onboard
Administrator can remotely control the power state of all components in BladeSystem c-Class enclosures.
For components in device bays in the front of each enclosure, Onboard Administrator communicates with
iLO 2 to control servers, and with a microcontroller to control options such as storage blades. A separate
microcontroller controls power to the interconnect modules.
After components are powered, the Onboard Administrator begins thermal management with Thermal
Logic. The Thermal Logic feature in BladeSystem c-Class minimizes power consumption by the enclosure
fan subsystem by reading temperature sensors across the entire enclosure. Then, Thermal Logic changes
fan speed in different zones in the enclosure to minimize power consumption and maximize cooling
efficiency.
Controlling components
Onboard Administrator uses embedded management interfaces to provide detailed information and
health status for all bays in the enclosure including presence detection signals in each bay, i2c, serial,
USB, and Ethernet controllers. Onboard Administrator also offers information on firmware versions for
most components in the enclosure and can be used to update those components.
Interfaces
Each c-Class enclosure has several external management interfaces that connect the user to Onboard
Administrator. The primary external management interface is the management port for Onboard
Administrator, which is an RJ-45 jack providing Ethernet communications not only to Onboard
Administrator, but also to every device or interconnect bay with a management processor. This includes
iLO 2 communication for the server blades and any interconnect module using the c-Class embedded
Ethernet management network, such as Virtual Connect Manager.
A serial port on the Onboard Administrator module provides full out-of-band CLI access to the Onboard
Administrator and is used for Onboard Administrator firmware flash recovery.
USB ports on Onboard Administrator are used to connect external DVD drives to support the enclosure
DVD feature. In addition, you can order an optional internal DVD drive for the c3000 Enclosure. The USB
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port on the Onboard Administrator may have a sticker on the port that says reserved for future use.
Remove the sticker to use the USB port with firmware version 2.00 or later.
All c-Class enclosures support two enclosure link connectors that provide private communications among
enclosures linked with CAT5 cable. In addition, the enclosure link-up connector provides an enclosure
service port that allows you to temporarily connect a laptop personal computer to any linked enclosure
Onboard Administrator for local diagnostics and debugging.
The KVM Module option for the c3000 Enclosure plugs into the rear bay adjacent to interconnect module
1 and provides a VGA connector and two more USB connectors for the c3000 enclosure. This KVM
module enables the enclosure KVM feature for the c3000 enclosure. The VGA connector attaches to an
external VGA monitor and external USB keyboard and mouse to provide access to all the server video
consoles or the Onboard Administrator CLI or Insight Display.
The new c7000 Onboard Administrator Module with KVM adds a VGA connector to the c7000
Onboard Administrator, enabling the Enclosure KVM feature for the c7000 Enclosure. The Active c7000
Onboard Administrator Module with KVM provides the same Enclosure KVM capabilities as the optional
c3000 KVM Module. An external USB hub (not included) must be used to connect a USB DVD drive at the
same time as the KVM USB for keyboard and mouse for simultaneous Enclosure KVM and Enclosure DVD
functionality. The Standby Onboard Administrator Module with KVM will only provide access to the
Onboard Administrator CLI login which enables the logged in user to force a takeover.
Each c-Class enclosure includes an embedded Insight Display on the front of the enclosure which provides
status and information on all the bays in a c-Class enclosure and diagnostic information if the Onboard
Administrator detects a problem in the enclosure. The Insight Display configures key settings in the
Onboard Administrator including the IP address of the Onboard Administrator.
Onboard Administrator user interfaces
Four user interfaces to the Onboard Administrator allow control and provide information about the
enclosure and installed components:
•
Web interface GUI
•
Scriptable CLI
•
Insight Display
•
Optional KVM Module
Remote network access to the Onboard Administrator GUI and CLI is available through the management
Ethernet port. The Serial Port of the Onboard Administrator is available for local CLI access and Onboard
Administrator flash recovery. The c-Class enclosure link-up port is also available as the service port for
temporary local Ethernet access to the Onboard Administrators and devices in linked enclosures using
either the GUI or CLI.
Access the Insight Display directly through the buttons on the display - or remotely through the Onboard
Administrator GUI.
The Optional KVM Module provides access to the Onboard Administrator CLI through the external VGA
monitor and USB keyboard, and provides server video console access.
Onboard Administrator authentication
Security is maintained for all Onboard Administrator user interfaces through user authentication. User
accounts created in Onboard Administrator define three user privilege levels and the component bays to
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which each level is granted access. Onboard Administrator stores the passwords for local user accounts
and can be configured to use LDAP authentication for user group accounts. The Insight Display can be
protected by an LCD PIN code or completely disabled. The Optional KVM Module protects against
changes to server power or enclosure DVD connection using the LCD PIN code. Use of the KVM Module
to access server consoles is protected by server operating system username/passwords.
Role-based user accounts
Onboard Administrator provides configurable user accounts that can provide complete isolation of
multiple administrative roles such as server, LAN and SAN. User accounts are configured with specific
device bay or interconnect bay permissions and one of three privilege levels: administrator, operator, or
user. An account with administrator privileges including Onboard Administrator bay permission can
create or edit all user accounts on an enclosure. Operator privileges allow full information access and
control of permitted bays. User privileges allow information access but no control capability.
Onboard Administrator requires the user to log in to the web GUI or CLI with an account and password.
The account can be a local account where the password is stored on Onboard Administrator, or an LDAP
account, where Onboard Administrator contacts the defined LDAP server to check the user credentials.
Two-factor authentication allows even tighter security for the user management session to Onboard
Administrator.
Rather than requiring separate logins to multiple resources (once to each enclosure and/or once to every
server management processor), Onboard Administrator allows single point access. Thus, the administrator
can use single sign-on to log in to a single Onboard Administrator and use the web GUI to graphically
view and manage the HP BladeSystem c-Class components in up to four linked enclosures. For example,
an IT administrator can automatically propagate management commands-such as changing the enclosure
power mode-throughout the linked enclosures.
Running Onboard Administrator for the first time
Setting up a c-Class enclosure using the Onboard Administrator is simplified by using the Insight Display
first time installation wizard, followed by use of the Onboard Administrator GUI First Time Wizard or
Onboard Administrator CLI to complete the reset of the enclosure settings.
The Onboard Administrator modules, server blade iLO 2 management processors and many interconnect
modules default to DHCP for their management IP address. If the user has DHCP and connects the
Onboard Administrator management port to the DHCP server, then the Onboard Administrator modules,
all iLO 2, and interconnect modules supporting and configured to use the Onboard Administrator internal
management network will all automatically obtain DHCP addresses from the user DHCP server.
If you do not have a DHCP server for assigning IP addresses to management processors, you must
configure each Onboard Administrator IP address and then all the individual device and interconnect
module management IP addresses by using one of the following methods:
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Recommended Practice - configure each Onboard Administrator with a static IP address using the
Insight Display. Then log into the Onboard Administrator GUI and use the First Time Setup Wizard
or log into the Onboard Administrator CLI and configure and enable Enclosure Bay IP Addresses
(EBIPA) for Device Bays and Interconnect Bays. Enabling EBIPA for a bay will allow that server or
interconnect module to be replaced and the new module will automatically obtain the previously
configured IP address for that bay.
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Alternatively configure each device and interconnect module for static IP manually. For ProLiant
server blades, you must connect to each server blade from SUV port (using the SUV cable included
with each enclosure) and configure the iLO IP address manually during POST by pressing F8 to
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access the iLO Option ROM settings. For the interconnect modules with management processors that
can use the Onboard Administrator management network, access and configure their IP address
using either an external serial console port or the Onboard Administrator CLI serial connection to
that bay. After changing the interconnect module IP address manually, the switch may require power
cycling to use the new setting.
The initial credentials to log into a new Onboard Administrator module are printed on a label on each
module. The user is Administrator and the password is unique to each module. This password must be
captured by the installer and communicated to the remote Administrator for the first remote login to the
Onboard Administrator GUI or Onboard Administrator CLI.
The enclosure settings can be configured manually or uploaded from a configuration script or file. The
web GUI offers a First Time Setup Wizard. The CLI can be accessed from the Onboard Administrator
serial port, Ethernet management port, service port, or by using the Enclosure KVM - Onboard
Administrator CLI button.
An alternative to manual configuration is to upload a enclosure configuration file to the active Onboard
Administrator using either the GUI or CLI with an HTTP, FTP or TFTP network location for the configuration
file, or use the GUI, CLI or Insight Display to upload a configuration file from a USB key drive plugged
into the active Onboard Administrator USB port.
The recommended practice to create an enclosure configuration file is to use the GUI, CLI, or Insight
Display USB Menu to save the existing configuration to a file. The saved configuration file is a set of CLI
text commands for each configuration item. The Onboard Administrator will not save user passwords
when it saves a configuration file. The user can edit the configuration file and insert the password
commands for each user account - or use the Administrator local account to individually update all user
passwords after restoring a previously saved enclosure configuration file.
If the enclosure contains redundant Onboard Administrator modules, the remaining Onboard
Administrator updates the new Onboard Administrator with all the settings.
Signing in to the Onboard Administrator GUI
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Enter the user name and initial administration password for your HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator
account found on the tag attached to the Onboard Administrator.
Possible issues that might occur when signing in include:
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You are not entering the information correctly. Passwords are case sensitive.
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The account information you are entering has not been set up for HP BladeSystem Onboard
Administrator.
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The user name you are entering has been deleted, disabled, or locked out.
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The password for the account must be changed.
•
You are attempting to sign in from an IP address that is not valid for the specified account.
•
The password for the Administrator account has been forgotten or lost. To reset the Administrator
password, see Recovering the administrator password section later in this guide.
If you continue to have problems signing in, contact your administrator.
If you have the same credentials on multiple enclosures, check the box next to each additional linked
enclosure or the box above that column to check all linked enclosures prior to signing in. The client will
attempt to log into each of the checked enclosure active Onboard Administrators with the supplied User
Name and Password. If the login succeeds, each of those enclosures will be viewed in the same GUI
window. The order of placement of each enclosure is based on the placement of the enclosure link
cables. Connecting an enclosure link down connector to the next enclosure link up connector will result in
the GUI depicting the first enclosure above the second enclosure. This is also the order indicated on the
Onboard Administrator CLI "show topology" command.
Running the setup wizard
To run the setup wizard, sign in to Onboard Administrator. The First Time Setup Wizard starts
automatically when you sign into Onboard Administrator for the first time. This wizard assists you in
setting up all of the functions of the Onboard Administrator. You can access the setup wizard at any time
after initial setup by clicking the Wizards link on the top left of the center screen.
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See First Time Setup wizard (on page 44) later in this guide for detailed information.
Using online help
To access online help, click the blue box with the white question mark located on the top right of the
screen under the header bar. Online help displays information related to the section of HP BladeSystem
Onboard Administrator in which you are navigating.
Changing enclosure and device configurations
After you have completed the First Time Setup Wizard, you can return to the Onboard Administrator GUI
to make configuration changes at any time. See Configuring the HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosure and
enclosure devices (on page 77) for information that will help you make changes to enclosure and device
configuration, user setup, and LDAP server settings and LDAP groups.
See Enclosure Power Management (on page 144) for information about enclosure power settings.
Recovering the administrator password
In the event that the administrator password has been lost, misplaced, or forgotten, the following
procedure allows for resetting the administrator password to the factory default that shipped on the tag
with the Onboard Administrator module. The Onboard Administrator resets a lost password to Lost
Password/Flash Disaster Recovery (LP/FDR) mode. To recover the password and reset the administrator
password to the factory default:
Connect a computer to the serial port of the Active Onboard Administrator using a null-modem cable.
1.
Open HyperTerminal (in Microsoft® Windows®) or a suitable terminal window (in Linux) and
connect to the Active Onboard Administrator.
2.
Press and hold in the Onboard Administrator reset button for 5 seconds.
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3.
Select LP from the serial console prompt.
4.
Press L to boot the system into Lost Password mode. The password appears on the screen as it
reboots.
Flash disaster recovery
If your Onboard Administrator encountered an error during a firmware update, you can use the following
process to recover from such an error.
1.
Connect locally to the Onboard Administrator with a null-modem cable (9600 N, 8, 1, VT100).
2.
Press and hold both the Reset and the Onboard Administrator UID buttons for 5 seconds.
3.
On the serial console, when you are prompted for Flash Recovery or Reset Password, select Flash
Recovery. The Onboard Administrator obtains an IP address through DHCP.
4.
At the prompt for the FTP server's IP address (where the Onboard Administrator image files are
stored), enter the appropriate IP address.
You are prompted for the path to the Onboard Administrator firmware image. The Onboard
Administrator downloads the image and flashes itself.
Upon successful completion of this process, the Onboard Administrator firmware is up to date and any
error condition is repaired.
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HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure hardware
installation
Installing Onboard Administrator modules
The HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure is shipped with one HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator
module installed and can support up to two Onboard Administrator modules. Install Onboard
Administrator modules based on the total number ordered:
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One Onboard Administrator module: Bay 1
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Two Onboard Administrator modules: Bays 1 and 2
Install an Onboard Administrator blank in an unused Onboard Administrator bay.
NOTE: When two Onboard Administrator modules are installed, the module installed in Bay 1
is active and the module installed in Bay 2 is redundant.
To install an Onboard Administrator module:
1.
Remove the Onboard Administrator blank, if present.
a. Press the button on the front of the blank to release the handle.
b. Pull the handle, and slide the Onboard Administrator blank out of the Onboard Administrator
tray.
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2.
Slide the Onboard Administrator module into the Onboard Administrator tray, and close the handle.
When the Onboard Administrator module is fully inserted, it locks into place.
Onboard Administrator cabling
Item
Connector
Description
1
OA/iLO
Onboard Administrator Ethernet connection. Use a CAT5 patch cable to connect to
the management network. This is the connector for the IP address of the Onboard
Administrator and for the iLO ports on each server blade.
2
USB
For the USB Enclosure DVD feature. Connects to an external USB DVD-ROM drive.
3
Serial
Used for command line interface (CLI). Connects to a laptop or computer with a
null-modem serial cable (RS232).
4
Enclosure linkdown port
Connects to the enclosure link-up port on the enclosure below with a CAT5 patch
cable.
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Item
Connector
Description
5
Enclosure link-up Connects to the enclosure link-down port on the enclosure above with a CAT5
port and service patch cable. On a stand-alone enclosure or the top enclosure in a series of linked
port
enclosures, the top enclosure link-up port functions as a service port.
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HP BladeSystem Insight Display
HP BladeSystem c7000 Insight Display components
Item
Description
Function
1
Up arrow button
Moves the menu selection up one position
2
Down arrow button
Moves the menu selection down one position
3
OK button
Accepts the highlighted selection and navigates to the selected
menu
4
Left arrow button
Moves the menu or navigation bar selection left one position
5
Right arrow button
Moves the menu or navigation bar selection right one position
6
Insight Display screen
Displays Main Menu error messages and instructions
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HP BladeSystem c3000 Insight Display components
Item
Description
Function
1
Insight Display screen
Displays Main Menu error messages and instructions
2
Left arrow button
Moves the menu or navigation bar selection left one position
3
Right arrow button
Moves the menu or navigation bar selection right one position
4
OK button
Accepts the highlighted selection and navigates to the selected
menu
5
Down arrow button
Moves the menu selection down one position
6
Up arrow button
Moves the menu selection up one position
Insight Display overview
The Insight Display enables the rack technician to initially configure the enclosure. It also provides
information about the health and operation of the enclosure. The color of the Insight Display varies with
the condition of the enclosure health:
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Blue—The Insight Display illuminates blue when the enclosure UID is active. The enclosure UID is
automatically turned on when the enclosure is powered up for the first time, and can be turned by
selecting Turn Enclosure UID On from the Main Menu or by pressing the enclosure UID button on the
management interposer.
When the enclosure UID is on, the Insight Display flashes after two minutes of inactivity. Pressing any
button on the Insight Display stops the blinking and reactivates the screen.
•
Green—The Insight Display illuminates green when no error or alert conditions exist, and the
enclosure is operating normally. After two minutes of inactivity, the Insight Display light turns off.
Pressing any button on the Insight Display reactivates the screen.
•
Amber—The Insight Display illuminates amber when the Onboard Administrator detects an error or
alert condition. The details of the condition display on the screen.
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After two minutes of inactivity, the Insight Display flashes amber indicating an error or alert condition
exists. If the enclosure UID is on and an error or alert condition exists, the Insight Display illuminates
blue as the enclosure UID takes priority over the alert. Pressing any button on the Insight Display
reactivates the screen.
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Dark (no power)—The Insight Display has a two-minute inactivity period. If no action is taken and no
alert condition exists, the screen light turns off after two minutes. Hitting any button on the Insight
Display will reactivate the screen.
The Enclosure Health icon is located on the bottom left corner of every screen, indicating the condition of
the enclosure health. Navigate the cursor to the Enclosure Health icon and pressing OK to access the
Health Summary screen from any Insight Display screen.
Accessing the HP BladeSystem c3000 Insight
Display
1.
Push on the exposed end of the Insight Display for display access.
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2.
Pull the Insight Display out of the chassis to lock it into place, then tilt it for viewing.
Running the Insight Display installation
When the enclosure is powered up for the first time, the Insight Display launches an installation wizard to
guide you through the configuration process. After configuring the enclosure, the Insight Display verifies
that there are no installation or configuration errors. If errors are present, the Insight Display guides you
through the process of correcting the errors.
To identify the enclosure, the rear enclosure UID light and the background of the Insight Display are
illuminated blue when the enclosure is powered on initially.
The Installation Wizard automatically turns on the enclosure UID at the beginning of the installation and
turns it off after the installation is complete.
The Enclosure Settings screen is the first screen to display. The background color is blue because the
enclosure UID is active when this screen displays.
1.
Review each setting on the Enclosure Settings screen for accuracy.
2.
To change any value, navigate the cursor to the menu option to be edited, and press the OK button.
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3.
Change the setting to the appropriate value, navigate the cursor to Accept, and press the OK button
to return to the Enclosure Settings menu. Repeat this step until all options on the Enclosure Settings
menu are accurate.
TIP: Select the ? icon to access detailed help information about each setting or topic.
TIP: Within any menu option, navigate the cursor to What is This, and press the OK button to
view additional information about each setting, option, or alert.
4.
When all settings on the Enclosure Settings menu are accurate, navigate the cursor to Accept All,
and press the OK button to accept the current settings.
You can change the following options in the Enclosure Settings screen:
Power Mode—The default setting is AC Redundant. The following selections are valid:
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AC Redundant
o
Power Supply Redundant
o
None
Power Limit—The default setting is Not Set. The Power Limit Watts AC setting can be changed in
increments of 50 Watts.
IMPORTANT: When calculating the Power Limit Watts AC value, derate the circuit to 80% of
the maximum to prevent tripping the circuit breaker (United States only).
IMPORTANT: If your facility cannot support the calculated peak Watts AC, set the Power
Watts AC value to match the capability of your facility.
Dynamic Power—The default setting is Enabled. The following selections are valid:
o
Enabled—Some of the power supplies can be automatically placed on standby to increase
overall enclosure power subsystem efficiency.
o
Disabled—All power supplies share the load; the power subsystem efficiency will vary based on
load.
OA1 IP Addr—The default setting is DHCP; if no IP address is received, the IP address is 0.0.0.0.
The IP address, mask, and gateway are set within this option.
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OA2 IP Addr—If this module is present, the default setting is DHCP; if no IP address is received, the
IP address is 0.0.0.0. If only one Onboard Administrator module is installed, the screen will display
"Not Present."
Enclosure Name—The default setting is a unique factory-assigned name. The accepted character
values are 0–9, A–Z, a–z, -, _ and . is used to signal the end of the name.
NOTE: Do not use the symbol in the middle of a text field. Entries in text fields will be
truncated to the last character before the symbol.
TIP: Select Clear from the navigation bar to quickly clear entries in text fields up to the
symbol.
Rack Name—The default setting is UnnamedRack The accepted character values are 0–9, A–Z, a–z,
-, _ and . is used to signal the end of the name.
DVD Drive—The DVD connection Settings screen is a table of all the servers with the status of DVD
Connection and servername for that server.
o
Detach/Attach—Each server can be individually attached to or detached from the enclosure DVD
drive by navigating to that bay and pressing the OK button.
o
Change—Navigates to the Attach:Enclosure DVD menu where you can attach, attach and
reboot, or detach all bays from the DVD drive.
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o
Navigate to the DVD icon for a server and press the OK button to change the settings for an
individual server.
o
Navigate to All Blades and press OK to change the settings for all servers in the enclosure.
o
The server name is displayed next to each DVD icon limited to the first ten characters.
o
If the bay contains a BL2x220c server blade, there are separate DVD icons for servers A and B.
The left icon is for A and the right for B. The server name displayed in this case is for server A.
5.
Navigate to the Accept All button at the bottom of the Enclosure Settings screen, and press the OK
button to accept all the settings and continue.
6.
In the Check: Linked Enclosures screen, the message "Linked enclosures detected" displays if the
Onboard Administrator module detects other enclosures. Use the up and down arrow buttons to
change Push Settings = to one of the following values:
o
Yes—Copy the configured power settings, rack name, and LCD Lockout PIN (if set) from the
Enclosure Settings screen to the detected enclosures.
o
No—Continue configuring the current enclosure only. The Insight Display installation wizard must
be run on each of the other detected enclosures. Select this option if each enclosure requires
different power settings.
IMPORTANT: If your facility uses Static IP addressing for the Onboard Administrator modules,
you must manually enter those IP addresses into the Insight Display for each Insight Display
separately. You can enter those Onboard Administrator module IP addresses before you send
the settings to adjacent enclosures. You can return to the Enclosure Settings menu after the
Installation Wizard completes to change the Onboard Administrator module IP addresses, if
necessary.
7.
Navigate the cursor to Accept, and press the OK button.
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The installation wizard displays the Check: Installation and Cables screen.
8.
9.
Verify all components are installed and cabled before continuing. Select Continue, and press the OK
button to begin checking for configuration and installation errors. When Continue is selected, the
enclosure UID automatically turns off. If Push Settings = Yes:
o
The enclosure settings are pushed to adjacent enclosures
o
The installation wizards run on each adjacent enclosure
o
The enclosure UID turns off on the adjacent enclosures
If no errors are detected, the rear enclosure UID turns off, and the Insight Display screen illuminates
green. Press the OK button to return to the Main Menu. Enclosure and blade hardware setup and
configuration is complete.
If errors are detected, the Insight Display screen illuminates amber, and the Health Summary screen
displays. See Insight Display errors (on page 40) for more information on troubleshooting
configuration and installation errors.
IMPORTANT: All configuration errors prevent the operation of the enclosure and should be
corrected immediately.
10.
Open a browser and connect to the active Onboard Administrator module using the Onboard
Administrator IP address that was configured during the Insight Display installation wizard process.
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11.
Enter the user name and password from the tag supplied with the Onboard Administrator module to
access the remote Onboard Administrator web interface and complete the Onboard Administrator
first time installation wizard.
12.
Navigate to Help and press OK to view the Help: DVD Connection screen.
13.
o
An exclamation icon indicates no DVD drive and disk is detected or iLO firmware upgrade is
needed for this feature.
o
A bright green DVD icon indicates the Enclosure DVD media is connected to the blade.
o
A gray DVD icon indicates no DVD connection to that blade.
Navigate to an item in the list to either connect to the blade or disconnect the DVD from the blade
and press OK.
o
If there is only a USB key drive connected to Onboard Administrator with *.ISO images, those
are the only options for Connect.
o
If there is only a USB DVD drive with disk connected to Onboard Administrator, there will only
be Connect DVD Hardware.
o
If the blade is already connected, the current connection will be highlighted on this screen.
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o
Selecting Disconnect DVD Hardware will disconnect the current connection to this blade.
o
Default is to connect to this blade with no power change. Select OK to connect with no power
change.
o
Use the up button to select Connect and Reboot. Select OK to connect and reboot this blade.
Navigating the Insight Display
Navigate through the menus and selections by using the arrow buttons on the Insight Display panel.
The first menu seen is the Main Menu:
The Main Menu of the Insight Display has the following menu options:
•
Health Summary
•
Enclosure Settings
•
Enclosure Info
•
Blade or Port Info
•
Turn Enclosure UID On/Off
•
View User Note
•
Chat Mode
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If the active Onboard Administrator detects a USB key drive with any *.ROM , *.CFG or *.ISO files, a
USB menu item will appear at the bottom of the main menu.
If the active Onboard Administrator detects KVM capability, a KVM menu button will appear on the
navigation bar on the main menu. Selecting KVM Menu will cause the Insight Display to go blank and
activate the VGA connection of Onboard Administrator.
A USB key drive with the appropriate files and KVM capability is present in the following main menu
image.
For detailed information regarding the Main Menu of the Insight Display, see the HP BladeSystem Insight
Display User Guide.
TIP: Within any menu option, navigate the cursor to What is This, and press the OK button to
view additional information about each setting, option, or alert.
The navigation bar contains options to:
•
Navigate forward and backward through alert screens
•
Return to the main menu
•
Accept changes to current settings
•
Cancel changes to current settings
•
Access the Health Summary screen from any screen by selecting the Health Summary icon on the
navigation bar
Health Summary screen
The Health Summary screen displays the current condition of the enclosure. The Health Summary screen
can be accessed by:
•
Selecting Health Summary from the main menu
•
Selecting the Health Summary icon from any Insight Display screen
When an error or alert condition is detected, the Health Summary screen displays the total number of
error conditions and the error locations.
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Select Next Alert from the navigation bar, and press the OK button to view each individual error
condition. The Insight Display displays each error condition in the order of severity. Critical alerts display
first (if one exists), followed by caution alerts.
When the enclosure is operating normally, the Health Summary screen displays green. The bright green
rectangles are components that are installed and on. A light green rectangle represents a component that
is installed but powered off with no errors.
The Health Summary screen displays the current condition of the enclosure. The Health Summary screen
can be accessed by:
•
Selecting Health Summary from the main menu
•
Selecting the Health Summary icon from any Insight Display screen
When an error or alert condition is detected, the Health Summary screen displays the total number of
error conditions and the error locations.
Select Next Alert from the navigation bar, and press the OK button to view each individual error
condition. The Insight Display displays each error condition in the order of severity. Critical alerts display
first (if one exists), followed by caution alerts.
When the enclosure is operating normally, the Health Summary screen displays green. The bright green
rectangles are components that are installed and on. A dark green rectangle represents a component that
is installed but powered off with no errors. A black rectangle represents an empty bay.
Note: For the c-Class Enclosure DVD feature, a black DVD rectangle indicates no DVD drive is connected
to the Onboard Administrator while a dark gray rectangle indicates the DVD drive is present but that no
media is present. A dark green rectangle indicates media is present but not actively connected to any
server or all connected servers have issued a disk eject command, so the disk can be removed from the
drive. A bright green rectangle indicates the media is present in the drive and actively connected to at
least one server in the enclosure, and the drive tray is locked.
If there is an error, the Health Summary screen background color changes from green to amber and the
error is highlighted with yellow rectangles for caution and red rectangles for failures. Overall enclosure
health icons in the bottom left corner of all Insight Display screens indicate the overall enclosure health.
Select View Alert and press the OK button to display the errors.
Select Details to view the details of the error.
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Enclosure Settings screen
The Enclosure Settings screen displays the following setting information about the enclosure:
•
Power Mode setting
•
Power Limit setting
•
Dynamic Power setting
•
Active and Standby OA IP addresses
•
Enclosure Name
•
Rack Name
•
DVD Drive
•
Insight Display PIN#
NOTE: The DVD Drive setting can attach or detach a CD or DVD loaded in the optional
c3000 enclosure DVD drive to any or all server blades in the enclosure. This feature can be
used to install an operating system or software on the server blade(s). If the optional DVD drive
is not present, an external HP USB DVD drive can be used with this feature instead.
TIP: Set a PIN to protect the enclosure settings from changes.
Navigate the cursor to a setting or to the ?, and press OK to change the setting or get help on that setting.
Enclosure Info screen
The Enclosure Info screen displays information about the enclosure, including:
•
Active OA IP address
•
Active OA Service IP address
•
Current health status of the enclosure
•
Current enclosure ambient temperature
•
Current AC input power to the enclosure
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•
Enclosure name
•
Rack name
Blade and Port Info screen
The Blade or Port Info screen displays information about a specific server blade. On the first screen, select
the server blade number, then press the OK button. Select Blade Info or Port Info, and press the OK
button.
If viewing a BL2x220c server, navigate right to the second selection box and use up or down to select
server A or B. The right selection must be N/A to select all other server blade info screens.
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To view information about the server blade, select Blade Info and press the OK button.
To view the ports used by a specific server blade, select Port Info and press the OK button.
On the full-height server blade shown below, there are two embedded NICs. The other interconnect bays
are empty. The two embedded NICs are connected to particular port numbers on the interconnect
modules.
Turn Enclosure UID On/Off screen
The main menu option displays "Turn Enclosure UID Off" when the enclosure UID is active, and displays
"Turn Enclosure UID on" when the enclosure UID is off.
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Selecting Turn Enclosure UID On from the main menu turns on the rear enclosure UID LED and changes the
color of the Insight Display screen to blue.
Selecting Turn Enclosure UID Off from the main menu turns off the rear enclosure UID LED and changes the
color of the Insight Display screen to the current condition.
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View User Note screen
The View User Note screen displays six lines of text, each containing a maximum of 16 characters. Use
this screen to display helpful information such as contact phone numbers or other important information.
Change this screen using the remote Onboard Administrator user web interface. Both the background
bitmap and the text can be changed.
Chat Mode screen
The Chat Mode screen is used by the remote administrator who uses the web interface to send a message
to an enclosure Insight Display. The technician uses the Insight Display buttons to select from a set of
prepared responses, or dials in a custom response message on the ? line. To send a response back to the
Administrator, navigate the cursor to Send, then press the OK button.
The Chat Mode screen has top priority in the Insight Display and will remain on the screen until Send is
selected. The technician can leave this chat screen temporarily and use the other Insight Display screens,
then return to the Chat Mode screen from the Main Menu to send a response. After the response, the Chat
Mode screen is cleared. Both the A and ? responses are then displayed to the remote Administrator on
the web interface for LCD Chat.
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Insight Display errors
The enclosure installation is successful when all errors are corrected. The errors in the following sections
are specific to installation and initial configuration of the enclosure. To clear errors that occur after initial
powerup and configuration, see the HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator User Guide for information.
The following types of errors can occur when installing and configuring the enclosure:
•
Power errors
•
Cooling errors
•
Location errors
•
Configuration errors
•
Device failure errors
When the enclosure UID LED is off, the Insight Display is illuminated amber when any error condition
exists. The navigation bar displays the following selections when an error condition exists:
•
Health summary icon—Displays the Health Summary screen.
•
Fix THIS—Suggests corrective action to clear the current error.
•
Next Alert—Displays the next alert, or if none exist, displays the Health Summary screen.
•
Previous Alert—Displays the previous alert.
Power errors
Power errors can occur because of insufficient power to bring up an enclosure. Power errors can occur on
server blades, storage blades, or interconnect modules.
To correct a power error:
1.
Use the arrow buttons to navigate to Fix This, and press OK.
2.
Review and complete the corrective action suggested by the Insight Display. In most cases, you must
either add power supplies to the enclosure or remove the indicated components.
Cooling errors
Cooling errors occur when too few fans are installed in the enclosure or when the existing fans are not
installed in an effective configuration. Cooling errors can occur on server blades, storage blades, or
interconnect modules.
To correct a cooling error:
1.
Use the arrow buttons to navigate to Fix This, and press OK.
2.
Review and complete the corrective action suggested by the Insight Display. In most cases, you must
either add fans to the enclosure, correct the fan configuration, or remove the indicated components.
Location errors
Location (installation) errors occur when the component is not installed in the appropriate bay. Location
errors can occur on server blades, storage blades, power supplies, and fans.
To correct a location error:
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1.
Use the arrow buttons to navigate to Fix This, and press OK.
2.
Review and complete the corrective action suggested by the Insight Display. Remove the indicated
component, and install it into the correct bay. The Insight Display will indicate the correct bay
number.
Configuration errors
Configuration errors can occur if the interconnect modules are installed in the wrong bays or if mezzanine
cards are installed in the wrong connectors in the server blade. Configuration errors can occur on server
blades and interconnect modules.
To correct a configuration error:
1.
Use the arrow buttons to navigate to Fix This, and press OK.
2.
Review and complete the corrective action suggested by the Insight Display. Depending on the error
received, do one of the following:
o
Remove the indicated interconnect module and install it into the correct bay (the Insight Display
indicates the correct bay).
o
Remove the server blade to correct the mezzanine card installation (the Insight Display will
indicate the correct bay). For information on installing the mezzanine card, see the server-specific
user guide on the Documentation CD.
Device failure errors
Device failure errors occur when a component has failed. Device failure errors can occur on all
components, including:
•
Server blades
•
Storage blades
•
Power supplies
•
Interconnect modules
•
Onboard Administrator modules
•
Fans
•
AC power inputs
To correct a device failure error:
1.
Use the arrow buttons to navigate to Fix This, and press OK.
2.
Review and complete the corrective action suggested by the Insight Display. In most cases, you must
remove the failed component to clear the error.
3.
Replace the failed component with a spare, if applicable.
NOTE: If the device failure error is an AC power input failure error, you must have the failed
AC input repaired to clear the error.
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Enclosure KVM
Features
The Enclosure KVM feature enables the Onboard Administrator to switch between server video consoles
using only an attached VGA monitor, USB keyboard and USB mouse - without requiring a PC. In addition
to launching and running server video consoles, the Enclosure KVM Menu provides health status of each
server and enables the user to power servers on and off and attach Enclosure DVD to those servers.
The Insight Display is blanked out while Enclosure KVM is active, therefore, the Enclosure KVM Menu
includes a button to access the Insight Display screens on the VGA monitor - using the keyboard cursor
keys.
The Enclosure KVM Menu also includes a button to select the Onboard Administrator CLI console. After
logging into the Onboard Administrator CLI console using Enclosure KVM, the user can access all the CLI
functions.
The Enclosure KVM feature requires optional KVM hardware be detected by the active Onboard
Administrator. For the c3000 rack or tower enclosures, this feature requires the optional KVM Module be
installed in the rear of the enclosure. This KVM Module provides a VGA connector and two additional
USB 2.0 connectors. For the c7000 enclosure, this feature requires the optional Onboard Administrator
module with VGA connector.
To use the Enclosure KVM, choose one of the following methods:
•
Connect the VGA connector directly to a VGA monitor, and then connect a keyboard and a mouse
to the USB connectors.
•
Connect the VGA connector to an HP KVM Switch using a CAT5 KVM USB adapter and then
connect the USB cable from the adapter to the Onboard Administrator USB connector.
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To access the Enclosure KVM Menu, press either the PrntScrn or SysRq key. If the Enclosure KVM is being
used with an HP rack KVM Switch, the first press of the PrntScrn key brings up the rack KVM selection
menu and the second press of the PrntScrn key brings up the Enclosure KVM Menu. If the Enclosure KVM
is being used directly connected to a VGA monitor with keyboard and mouse only one PrntScrn key press
is needed to launch the Enclosure KVM Menu. The Insight Display goes blank when the Enclosure KVM
Menu is active. Press any Insight Display button to restore the Insight Display and blank the KVM Menu (a
slight delay is normal). Selecting Exit KVM on the KVM Menu also blanks the KVM Menu and restore the
Insight Display.
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First Time Setup Wizard
Before you begin
Before running the First Time Setup Wizard, complete the following tasks:
1.
Install the Onboard Administrator modules.
2.
Connect the Onboard Administrator modules to the network.
3.
Complete the Insight Display installation wizard. At a minimum configure the active Onboard
Administrator IP address.
4.
Run the Insight Display installation.
Signing in to Onboard Administrator
1.
Open a browser and connect to the active HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator using the IP
address that was configured during the Insight Display installation wizard process.
2.
Enter the user name and initial administration password for your HP BladeSystem Onboard
Administrator account found on the tag attached to the Onboard Administrator.
If you have problems signing in, it might be for one of the following reasons. Contact the administrator if
you continue to have problems.
•
You are not entering the information correctly. Passwords are case sensitive.
•
The account information you are entering has not been set up for HP BladeSystem Onboard
Administrator.
•
The user name you are entering has been deleted, disabled, or locked out.
•
The password for the account must be changed.
•
You are attempting to sign in from an IP address that is not valid for the specified account.
•
If you continue to have problems signing in, contact your administrator.
The first time you sign in, the Onboard Administrator automatically runs the First Time Setup Wizard.
To navigate through the setup wizard, click Next to save your changes and go to the next step. Click Skip
if you want to leave the step without saving changes.
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You can return to previous wizard steps by selecting them in the left tree view. You can also run the
wizard again at any time by selecting it from the Wizards menu.
User Preferences
Select a display language from the list, and then click Apply to change the setting.
After changing the setting the browser cache must be cleared and the application must be refreshed using
the browser refresh button.
If you are using Microsoft® Internet Explorer as your browser and choose Japanese as the display
language, all characters might not display properly.To fix this issue:
1.
Go to the Regional and Language Options screen in your OS.
2.
Select the Language tab.
3.
Select Install files for East Asian Languages, and then click Apply.
Enclosure Selection screen
The Enclosure Selection screen displays all discovered enclosures and selects the active enclosure, the
enclosure you are signed in to by default. The checkbox beside each enclosure enables you to select or
clear that enclosure. Selecting the checkbox beside All Enclosures toggles the checkbox for all enclosures.
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Click Refresh Topology to update the rack topology information. When you select Refresh Topology, the
Enclosure Selection screen switches to the Linked Mode and all linked enclosures appear
Linked enclosures have one of the following states:
•
Linked—Not Signed In. Select the enclosure and enter the Administrator password in the password
text box. To authenticate the enclosure, click Next.
•
Linked—Not Signed In with a card reader icon. This state indicates the linked enclosure is TwoFactor Authentication enabled but is not authenticated. This state occurs under two conditions:
o
If the configuration is not supported. The primary enclosure must be enabled for Two-Factor
Authentication and both the primary and linked enclosures must have the same credentials for the
linked enclosure to authenticate using Two-Factor Authentication. If the primary enclosure does
not have Two-Factor Authentication enabled, you cannot select the linked enclosure with TwoFactor Authentication enabled.
o
If you click the Sign Out link on a Two-Factor Authenticated enabled enclosure that is already
authenticated, this state is displayed. If you select this enclosure, authentication is attempted
when the Next button is clicked.
Linked—Signed In with or without a card reader icon. This state indicates the linked enclosure is
authenticated. If the enclosure information has not been loaded already, it is loaded when you click Next.
If more than one enclosure is listed on the Enclosure Selection screen, select the enclosure you want to set
up and select Next.
See Enclosure Settings screen for possible values and descriptions of each field.
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Configuration Management screen
The Configuration Management screen enables you to set up the selected enclosures using a
configuration file saved from a previous setup. You can run scripts for multiple Onboard Administrators
before leaving the current screen.
To set up selected enclosures using a configuration file:
On the Configuration Management screen, select one of the following options:
•
Local file—Browse for the configuration file, or enter the path of the script file into the textbox. The
maximum number of characters in the file path is 256. Click Upload after entering the script file
path.
•
URL—Enter an http:// path to the configuration file if it is located on a web server. The maximum
number of characters in the file path is 256. Click Upload after entering the URL. After clicking the
Upload button, a window appears and displays the results.
If more than one enclosure was selected during the enclosure selection, select the enclosure to upload or
apply the configuration file to use from the dropdown menu that appears. If multiple enclosures were
selected, repeat this process for each additional enclosure. You cannot select more than one enclosure at
a time for configuration management.
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Rack and Enclosure Settings screen
Use this form to assign time settings and a common name to your rack and to assign unique names and
asset tags to your enclosures.
Field
Possible value
Description
Rack Name
1 to 32 characters including
all alphanumeric characters,
the dash (-), and the
underscore (_)
The name of the rack in which the enclosure is
installed
Date
yyyy-mm-dd, where:
The current date assigned to the enclosure
•
mm is an integer from 1 to
12
•
dd is an integer from 1 to
31
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Field
Possible value
Description
Time
hh:mm:ss (24-hour time)
The current time assigned to the enclosure
Time Zone
•
hh is an integer from 0 to
23
•
mm is an integer from 0 to
59
•
ss is an integer from 0 to
59
Time zone settings
•
Africa time zone settings
(on page 221)
•
Americas time zone
settings (on page 221)
•
Asia time zone settings (on
page 223)
•
Universal time zone
settings (on page 223)
•
Oceanic time zone
settings (on page 224)
•
Europe time zone settings
(on page 225)
•
Polar time zone settings
(on page 225)
The time zone assigned to the enclosure
Enclosure Name
1 to 32 characters including
all alphanumeric characters,
the dash (-), and the
underscore (_)
The name of the selected enclosure
Asset Tag
0 to 32 characters including
all alphanumeric characters,
the dash (-), and the
underscore (_)
The asset tag is used for inventory control
The default asset tag is blank
See the HP BladeSystem c7000 User Guide for more information on connecting enclosures.
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Administrator Account Setup screen
The Administrator Account Setup screen initially displays the name of the active enclosure and its current
settings. If multiple enclosures were selected on the Enclosure Selection screen, a button is activated that
enables you to expose separate inputs for each selected Onboard Administrator.
Field
Possible value
Description
Full Name
0 to 20 characters including
all alphanumeric characters,
the dash (-), the underscore
(_), and the space
The full name of the user
Contact
0 to 20 characters including
all alphanumeric characters,
the dash (-), the underscore
(_), and the space
Contact information for the user account. The
contact information can be the name of an
individual, a telephone number, or other useful
information.
Administrator Password
3 to 8 characters including all The password for the user account
printable characters
Administrator Password
Confirm
3 to 8 characters including all Must match the Administrator Password value
printable characters
PIN Code
1 to 6 characters from the
character sets 0 to 9, a to z,
and A to Z
The PIN code for the enclosure Insight Display
PIN Code Confirm
1 to 6 characters from the
character sets 0 to 9, a to z,
and A to Z
Must match the Insight Display PIN value
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Local User Accounts screen
The Local User Accounts screen displays the user accounts assigned to the Active Onboard Administrator
and provides choices for adding, editing and deleting accounts.
New—Click New to add a new user to the selected enclosure. A maximum of 30 user accounts can be
added including the reserved accounts. The Add Local User screen appears.
Edit—Select a user (only one can be selected) by selecting the checkbox next to the name of the user.
Click Edit to change the settings on the Edit Local User screen.
Delete—Select a user or users to be deleted by selecting the checkbox next to the name of the user. Click
Delete to remove the accounts. If an attempt is made to delete the last remaining Administrator account,
you will receive an alert warning that one Administrator account must remain and the delete action will be
canceled.
User Settings screen
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The User Settings screen displays configurable user information. Enter user information in the User
Information and User Permissions sections. When you are finished, click Add User or Update User to save
the information. To return to the Local User Accounts screen, click Cancel.
For each user added, select the appropriate boxes to grant access to servers and interconnect bays.
See User accounts in this guide for possible values and descriptions of each field.
Enclosure Bay IP addressing
Onboard Administrator's EBIPA feature is intended to help you provision a fixed IP address to a particular
bay in an enclosure. The components plugged into the bays are set for DHCP and interconnect modules
are configured to use the internal management port to Onboard Administrator. If the component is
configured for a static IP address, an EBIPA assignment to that bay will have no effect.
If you use DHCP servers on your management network, do not use EBIPA for management IP address
assignments.
If you use static IP addresses for management processors, Onboard Administrator CLI hponcfg command
can be used to send the iLO network settings RIBCL script to an iLO if that iLO already has an IP address.
EBIPA can be used to bootstrap IP addresses to iLOs, so that Onboard Administrator CLI hponcfg
command can be used to send configuration scripts to those iLOs. Changes to iLO network settings results
in that iLO resetting its network and breaking the current connection(s) for a few seconds.
If the server blade iLO is configured for static IP address, it carries that address if the blade is moved to
another enclosure.
If the server blades are set for DHCP and Onboard Administrator is configured for EBIPA for that bay, iLO
will obtain an EBIPA configured IP address when it is plugged into that enclosure.
The server blade iLO 2 ports and interconnect module management ports can obtain IP addresses on the
management network in three ways: DHCP address, static IP address or EBIPA. If your network has an
external DHCP service or if you want to manually assign static IP addresses one by one to the server
blades and interconnect modules, click Skip to bypass this step.
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•
DHCP addresses—The server blade iLO 2 defaults to DHCP addressing, obtained through the
network connector of the active Onboard Administrator. Interconnect modules that have an internal
management network connection to the Onboard Administrator may also default to DHCP address.
The Onboard Administrator GUI lists the IP address for the server blade iLO 2 port and interconnect
module management port
•
Static IP
o
Manual—If your facility prefers static IP address assignment, you can individually change each
of the server blade iLO 2 ports and interconnect module management ports to unique static
addresses or use EBIPA to assign a range of static IP addresses to individual server blade and
interconnect module bays.
o
EBIPA—When a server blade or interconnect module is inserted into a bay that has EBIPA
enabled, that management port will get the specific static IP address from the Onboard
Administrator if that device is configured for DHCP.
The administrator sets an independent range for server blade bays and interconnect module bays using
the Onboard Administrator EBIPA setup wizard. The first address in a range is assigned to the first bay
and then consecutive bays through the range.
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For example, if you set the server bay EBIPA range to 16.100.226.21 to 16.100.226.36, the iLO 2 in
device bay #1 will be assigned 16.100.226.21 and the iLO 2 in device bay #12 is assigned
16.100.226.32. If you set the interconnect bay EBIPA range to 16.200.139.51 to 16.209.139.58, the
interconnect module management port in interconnect bay #1 will be assigned 16.200.139.51 and the
interconnect module management port in interconnect bay #7 will be assigned 16.200.139.57.
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Knowing your network configuration before setting up EBIPA ensures an easy setup and enables you to
install your HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator on your network quickly. Record the information
requested in the fields on the EBIPA screen, and verify before entering the data. Use only the possible
values listed in the following table.
Field
Possible value
Description
Beginning Address
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
Beginning IP address for the device or
interconnect bays. Click the arrow next to the
Beginning Address field, and click Update List
to update the Device List or Interconnect List.
Subnet Mask
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
Subnet mask for the device or interconnect
bays
Gateway
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
Gateway address for the device or
interconnect bays
Domain
A character string, including
all alphanumeric characters
and the dash (-)
The domain name for the device or
interconnect bays
DNS Server 1
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
The IP address for the primary DNS server
DNS Server 2
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
The IP address for the secondary DNS server
DNS Server 3
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
The IP address for the tertiary DNS server
NTP Server 1
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
The IP address of the primary server used to
synchronize time and date using the NTP
protocol
NTP Server 2
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
The IP address of the secondary server used to
synchronize time and date using the NTP
protocol
Enable Enclosure Bay IP Addressing for Server Bay iLO Processors—Select this checkbox to enable EBIPA
settings for the server bays in this enclosure.
Directory Groups Configuration screen
LDAP is an open protocol for accessing information directories. While LDAP is based on the X.500
standard, it is significantly simpler. LDAP supports TCP/IP which enables applications to work
independently of the server hosting the directory.
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Use the LDAP Group Configuration screen to set directory access for the currently selected enclosures.
On this screen, you can configure directory groups.
See "Directory Groups" later in this guide for possible values and descriptions of each field.
Directory Settings screen
Use the Directory Settings screen to set directory access for the currently selected enclosures.
On this screen, you can configure the following settings:
•
Enable LDAP Authentication—Enables a directory server to authenticate a user login.
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•
Enable Local Users—Enables a user to sign in using a local user account instead of a directory
account.
Field
Possible value
Description
Directory Server Address
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255 or
DNS name of the directory
server or the name of the
domain
The IP address or the DNS name or the name
of the domain of the directory service.
Directory Server SSL Port
0 to xxxx
The port used for LDAP communications. The
default port is port 636.
Search Context 1
All characters except "
(quotes), not to exceed 128
characters
First searchable path used to locate the user
when the user is trying to authenticate using
directory services.
Search Context 2
All characters except "
(quotes), not to exceed 128
characters
Second searchable path used to locate the
user when the user is trying to authenticate
using directory services.
Search Context 3
All characters except "
(quotes), not to exceed 128
characters
Third searchable path used to locate the user
when the user is trying to authenticate using
directory services.
•
Use NT Account Name Mapping (DOMAIN\username)—Enables NT name mapping so that you can
enter the NT domain and user name.
Onboard Administrator Network Settings screen
Use the Onboard Administrator Network Settings screen to modify network settings for all the Onboard
Administrator modules in the selected enclosures. Settings for Standby Onboard Administrator modules
only appear if the modules are present. Options for DHCP and static IP are supported.
Use DHCP for all Active (or Standby) Onboard Administrator—Get the IP address for the Onboard
Administrator from a DHCP server. The Standby checkbox is only shown if there is a Standby Onboard
Administrator in the enclosure.
Enable Dynamic DNS—Enable using a DNS server to translate host names into IP addresses when using
DHCP.
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Use static IP settings for each Active (or Standby) Onboard Administrator—Manually set up static IP
settings for the Onboard Administrator. The Standby checkbox is only shown if there is a Standby
Onboard Administrator in the enclosure.
See TCP/IP Settings for possible values and descriptions of each field.
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Enclosure SNMP Settings screen
Use the Enclosure SNMP Settings screen to configure or modify the SNMP settings for the active HP
BladeSystem Onboard Administrator.
See "SNMP Settings" later in this guide for possible values and descriptions of each field.
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Power Management screen
IMPORTANT: If redundancy mode is set to Redundant, AC Redundant, or Power Supply
Redundant, and power redundancy is lost, then you must either add additional power supplies
or change the redundancy mode setting in the Onboard Administrator to restore Power
Subsystem status. See the Insight Display for corrective steps.
The HP BladeSystem c3000 or c7000 Enclosure power management system enables you to configure the
enclosure to meet your needs. You can choose from the different modes on the Onboard Administrator
Power Management screen. The power modes are explained in the following table.
Mode
Insight Display
name
Description
Redundant
Redundant
For DC power supplies only. In this configuration, N power
supplies are used to provide power and N are used to
provide redundancy (where N can equal 1, 2, or 3). Up to
three power supplies can fail without causing the enclosure
to fail. When correctly wired with redundant DC line feeds,
this configuration also ensures that a DC line feed failure
does not cause the enclosure to power off.
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Mode
Insight Display
name
Description
AC Redundant
AC Redundant
For AC power supplies only. In this configuration, N power
supplies are used to provide power, and N are used to
provide redundancy (where N can equal 1, 2, or 3). Up to
three power supplies can fail without causing the enclosure
to fail. When correctly wired with redundant AC line feeds,
this configuration also ensures that an AC line feed failure
does not cause the enclosure to power off.
Power Supply
Redundant
Power Supply
Up to six power supplies can be installed with one power
supply always reserved to provide redundancy. In the event
of a single power supply failure, the redundant power
supply takes over the load. A line feed failure of more than
one power supply causes the system to power off.
Not Redundant
None
There is no power redundancy and no power redundancy
warnings are given. If all power supplies are needed to
supply Present Power, then any power supply or line failure
may cause the enclosure to brown-out.
Dynamic Power
Dynamic Power
If enabled, Dynamic Power automatically places unused
power supplies in standby mode to increase enclosure
power supply efficiency, thereby minimizing enclosure
power consumption during lower power demand.
Increased power demands automatically return standby
power supplies to full performance. This mode is not
supported for low voltage on the c7000 enclosure.
Static Power Limit
Power Limit
An optional setting to limit power. Whenever you attempt
to power on a device, the total power demands of the new
device and of the devices already on are compared
against this Static Power Limit. If the total power demands
exceed the limit, the new device is prevented from
powering on.
See the Enclosure Dynamic Power Cap description for
more information on the Static Power Limit and how it
compares to the Enclosure Dynamic Power Cap.
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Mode
Insight Display
name
Description
Enclosure Dynamic
Power Cap
None
An optional setting that enables you to set a cap on a
group of servers in an enclosure. Set the cap between the
values shown above the Enclosure Dynamic Power Cap
field. These values are based on the enclosure's current
configuration.
As the servers run, the demand for power varies for each
server. A power cap for each server is set to provide the
server with enough power to meet its workload demands
while still conforming to the Enclosure Dynamic Power Cap.
You can use either the Static Power Limit or the Enclosure
Dynamic Power Cap in the following situations:
•
If the facility power is limited to the enclosure, you can
enter a fixed limit into each enclosure. For example, if
the hosted location limits the enclosure to 5000 W. In
the limit Enclosure Input Watts field, enter 5000. The
Onboard Administrator limits total power allocation to
5000 W, which might result in denying power to some
of the server blades.
•
If the facility limits cooling capacity to the enclosure,
then divide the limit of Btu/hr available to the enclosure
by 3.41 to determine the watts limit for that enclosure.
Enter that watts limit to restrict the heat load of the
enclosures. For example: The facility limits individual
enclosure to 27,280 Btu/hr. Then 27,280 divided by
3.41 yields 8,000 W. Enter the watts limit to restrict
that enclosure to 27,280 Btu/hr. This limit can result in
denying power to some of the server blades.
If you need to restrict an enclosure's electrical
load or thermal output, an Enclosure Dynamic
Power Cap is better. It enables more blades to
power on than a Static Power Limit does. A
Static Power Limit is better in the following
cases:
•
You do not want caps dynamically adjusted on your
blades.
•
You prefer to not power on a server blade if it cannot
be allocated full power (even if it typically consumes
less).
•
More than 1/4 of the blades in the enclosure do not
meet hardware or firmware requirements for the
Enclosure Dynamic Power Cap.
•
You do not have redundant AC power supplies.
Do not set a cap on an empty enclosure. This disables both
the Static Power Limit and the Enclosure Dynamic Power
Cap.
Dynamic Power—The default setting is Enabled. The following selections are valid:
•
Enabled—Some power supplies can be automatically placed on standby to increase overall
enclosure power subsystem efficiency.
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•
Disabled—All power supplies share the load. The power subsystem efficiency varies based on load.
Dynamic Power is not supported for low voltage on the c7000 enclosure.
Finish
You can clear the Do not automatically start this wizard again checkbox to force the First Time Setup
Wizard to run again the next time a user signs into the Onboard Administrator.
To save the configuration, click Click here to save the setup script to your local machine.
Click Finish to save and exit the First Time Setup Wizard. The First Time Setup Wizard screen closes and
you are returned to the default main screen of HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator.
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Navigating Onboard Administrator
Navigation overview
The main HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator navigation system consists of a tree view, which lists all
of the system devices on the left side of the main page and remains visible at all times and a graphical
view, which displays a physical picture of the enclosure. You can navigate through an enclosure's devices
and functions through either of these views.
Tree view
The tree view aids in navigating through enclosure devices and functions for multiple enclosures in a
hierarchal manner. The way in which the tree view is rendered depends on several factors including user
permissions, device availability, and device status. If a user is configured to be an operator or user, some
options might not be visible in the tree view.
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The physical appearance of the tree view for the c3000 and c7000 are analogous. Differences between
the two enclosures are evident in the graphical view navigation.
One of the main purposes of the tree view is to allow navigation using categories based on the major
systems within the enclosure. When a category is expanded (by clicking the white plus sign in the blue
box to the left of the category), an icon next to the category name can indicate a degraded status of the
affected system. In the case of multiple components reporting status, the status icon indicates a cumulative
worst-case status of all the devices in the same category.
Individual device pages
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Clicking the link for an individual device selects the device, opens the device detail page, and selects the
device in the graphical view in the right frame of the GUI. Individual device pages contain detailed
information about the selected device and any other functions related to that device.
Category summary pages
Category summary pages contain summary information for each of the devices in that category. For
example, clicking the Device Bays link opens a bay summary page. Each parent element in the tree works
in this manner. When you click a category summary link, no devices are selected in the graphical view
navigation.
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System forms pages
Some devices, particularly HP Onboard Administrator, can have links to various system forms pages listed
beneath their main links in the left tree navigation view. Form pages contain input text boxes, radio
buttons, and other HTML input element and are used to administer settings related to the device to which
they belong. For example, you can use the HP Onboard Administrator system forms page to change IP
address settings or update firmware. These forms are all linked under the HP Onboard Administrator
parent element. When you click a system forms link, the device to which the form page belongs is
selected in the graphical view. For example, clicking the Firmware Update link for the Active HP Onboard
Administrator selects the Active HP Onboard Administrator device in the graphical view. Links to system
forms do not display status icons.
Graphical view navigation
The second component of the HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator GUI navigation system is a
graphical representation of the physical enclosure, called the graphical view. The graphical view consists
of two subcomponents: a front view and a rear view.
The following image shows the graphical view of a typical c7000 enclosure.
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The following image shows the graphical view of a typical c3000 enclosure.
All functions and features for the graphical view navigation are the same for both the c3000 and the
c7000 except where noted.
Selecting a device
To select a device, click the graphical representation of the device in the front or rear graphical view.
When you select a device, its surrounding border changes from gray to light blue to indicate it is the
currently selected device. Selecting a device in the graphical view selects the corresponding device in the
left navigation tree view. Every time you select a device from any part of the navigation system, the rest of
the navigation reflects that device selection event and updates accordingly.
Status reporting
The graphical view reports the status of every device in the enclosure. The status of each device is
indicated on the device by a small status icon. No status icon appears for a device that is working
properly and has an OK status. However, any other status codes appear as status icons on the device.
The graphical view does not report the presence or absence of hard drives in the server blade or storage
blade.
Device security
Although the front and rear graphical views are both affected by user permissions, security on the
graphical view is handled differently from the left tree view. If the user does not have permission to access
a device, a blank bay appears regardless of whether a device is present in that bay, and a padlock icon
in the bay table cell appears, indicating that the bay is locked to the current user.
The user cannot select a locked bay. When the user's mouse hovers over the locked bay, a message
appears, indicating that the user does not have permission to access the device in that bay.
Minimizing the graphical view
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To minimize the graphical view from the main display, click the small box that contains an arrow and is
located directly to the left of the name of the enclosure in the Graphical View box. This will minimize the
Graphical View and give more room for the main section of the display. This is useful when viewing the
Onboard Administrator on a small monitor or on a monitor using low resolution.
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Rack View
Rack View screen
The Rack Topology tab shows a graphical representation of the physical enclosure, called the graphical
view. The graphical view consists of a front view and a rear view. When you mouse over a device in the
graphical view, a window appears with information on that device. The graphical view provides status on
each device in the enclosure and gives you the option of selecting an individual device for more detailed
information.
If there are multiple enclosures, some enclosures appear in the Rack Overview as all gray. To view the
enclosure's contents and information, click Load Enclosure Information.
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After selecting Load Enclosure Information, the enclosure contents become available.
Rack Information
Row
Description
Enclosure Name
The DNS name of the enclosure and the name of the enclosure in the rack.
Serial Number
The unique serial number for the enclosure.
Part Number
The part number of the enclosure used when obtaining a new or replacement
enclosure.
Asset Tag
The asset tag is used for inventory control.
UID State
Displays On or Off, depending on whether the UID is active.
Linked Enclosures
The Rack Topology tab displays all linked enclosures, which will have one of the following states:
•
Linked—Not Logged In: Enter a user name and password in the text boxes and click Sign In. A
graphical view of the enclosure will display.
•
Linked—Logged In with a Load Enclosure Information button: Click Load Enclosure Information to
display the graphical view of the enclosure.
•
Linked—Logged In with a graphical view of the enclosure displayed.
Topology modes
Onboard Administrator supports three topology modes which are determined by the selection made on
the sign in screen prior to signing in. The three topology modes are:
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Local Mode—Used to manage a single enclosure when more than one enclosure can be selected.
Onboard Administrator ignores all topology changes. This mode is useful when you do not want to
change topology by adding linked enclosures.
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Linked Mode—Used to manage a single enclosure when no other enclosures are attached. You can
use Linked Mode to allow the addition of new enclosures as they are added to the interlink. As long
as no new enclosures are connected, Onboard Administrator appears to be in Local Mode. All
topology changes that occur while signed in are displayed by Onboard Administrator. This mode
provides an unrestricted view of enclosures connected to the interlink.
•
Fixed Mode—Used to manage more than one, but not all enclosures. Only the topology changes
affecting the current topology are displayed by Onboard Administrator. This mode is useful when
monitoring a subset of the total enclosures connected to the interlink.
If the active mode is set for a single enclosure and one or more enclosures are connected,if you want to
ensure that the additional enclosures are not visible in the enclosure topology, you must sign out and back
in without selecting a linked enclosure.
Rack Topology tab
The Rack Topology tab shows a graphical representation of the physical enclosure, called the graphical
view. The graphical view consists of a front view and a rear view. When you mouse over a device in the
graphical view, a window appears with information on that device. The graphical view provides status on
each device in the enclosure and gives you the option of selecting an individual device for more detailed
information.
Selecting a device
To select a device, click the graphical representation of the device in the front or rear graphical view.
When you select a device, its surrounding border changes from gray to light blue to indicate it is the
currently selected device. Selecting a device in the graphical view selects the corresponding device in the
left navigation tree view. Every time you select a device from any part of the navigation system, the rest of
the navigation reflects that device selection event and updates accordingly.
Status reporting
The graphical view reports the status of every device in the enclosure. The status of each device is
indicated on the device by a small status icon. No status icon appears for a device that is working
properly and has an OK status. However, any other status codes appear as status icons on the device.
The graphical view does not report the presence or absence of hard drives in the server blade or storage
blade.
Device security
Although the front and rear graphical views are both affected by user permissions, security on the
graphical view is handled differently from the left tree view. If the user does not have permission to access
a device, a blank bay appears regardless of whether a device is present in that bay, and a padlock icon
in the bay table cell appears, indicating that the bay is locked to the current user.
The user cannot select a locked bay. When the user's mouse hovers over the locked bay, a message
appears, indicating that the user does not have permission to access the device in that bay.
Minimizing the graphical view
To minimize the graphical view from the main display, click the small box that contains an arrow and is
located directly to the left of the name of the enclosure in the Graphical View box. This will minimize the
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Graphical View and give more room for the main section of the display. This is useful when viewing the
Onboard Administrator on a small monitor or on a monitor using low resolution.
Rack information
Row
Description
Enclosure Name
The user-configured name of the enclosure in the rack.
Serial Number
The unique serial number for the enclosure.
Part Number
The part number of the enclosure used when obtaining a new or replacement
enclosure.
Asset Tag
The asset tag is used for inventory control.
UID State
Displays On or Off, depending on whether the UID is active.
To update the rack topology information, click Refresh Topology. When Refresh Topology is selected the
Rack Topology screen switches to the Linked Mode and all linked enclosures appear.
Linked enclosures
The Rack Topology tab displays all linked enclosures, which will have one of the following states:
•
Linked—Not Signed In. Enter a user name and password in the text boxes, and click Sign In. A
graphical view of the enclosure appears.
•
Linked—Signed In with the Load Enclosure Information button. Click Load Enclosure Information to
display the graphical view of the enclosure.
•
Linked—Signed In with a graphical view of the enclosure displayed.
Click Sign Out on the right side of the linked enclosure name bar to sign out of a linked enclosure.
Rack Power and Thermal tab
The Rack power and Thermal tab displays information about the temperature inside the enclosure as well
as the thermal and power subsystem health status. A graphical view of the present power and power limit
helps you determine power status.
Rack cooling requirements
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Row
Description
Current Btu/hr
The sum of the amount of heat being generated by the linked enclosures measured in
Btu per hour.
Max Btu/hr
The maximum amount of heat that can be generated by the linked enclosures under
load measured in Btu per hour.
Enclosure thermal and power status
Row
Description
Enclosure Ambient
Temperature
This field displays the highest ambient temperature reported by the installed blade
devices. If no blade devices are installed, then this field displays the temperature
of the Onboard Administrator module as an approximation of the ambient
temperature.
Thermal Subsystem Status The overall thermal status of the enclosure. Possible values are Unknown, OK,
Degraded, or Failed.
Power Subsystem Status
The overall power status of the enclosure. Possible values are Unknown, OK,
Degraded, or Critical Error.
Power Mode
A user setting that configures the enclosure DC power capacity and the input
power redundancy mode of the enclosure. See Power Management for possible
values.
Present Power
The amount of watts being consumed by all devices in the enclosure.
Power Limit
The maximum amount of power available for consumption by the enclosure
measured in watts.
IMPORTANT: If redundancy mode is set to Redundant, AC Redundant, or Power Supply
Redundant, and power redundancy is lost, then you must either add additional power supplies
or change the redundancy mode setting in the Onboard Administrator to restore Power
Subsystem status. See the Insight Display for corrective steps.
Present Power/Power Limit
The Present Power is the Present Power Consumed by all the devices in the enclosure. The Power Limit is
the Total Capacity which is the total amount of power available for consumption for the enclosure. The
Total Capacity is dependent on the enclosure power redundancy setting and the number and location of
the power supplies in the enclosure.
Linked enclosures
This section displays information for all linked enclosures you are signed in to.
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Rack Firmware Summary tab
Onboard Administrator Firmware information
Column
Description
Bay
The physical bay number where the Onboard Administrator is installed
Model
The model number of the Onboard Administrator
Manufacturer
The name of the company that manufactured the Onboard Administrator
Serial Number
The unique serial number of the Onboard Administrator
Part Number
The part number used when ordering an additional or replacement Onboard
Administrator
Spare Part Number
The spare part number to be used when ordering an additional or replacement
Onboard Administrator
Firmware Version
The version of the firmware image on the Onboard Administrator
Device Firmware Information
Column
Description
Bay
The physical bay number where the device is located in the enclosure
Device Model
The model of the device
ROM Version
The ROM firmware version of the device. The (?) icon provides more information
about the firmware when you mouse over it.
iLO Model
The iLO model number
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Column
Description
iLO Firmware Version
The version of the iLO firmware
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enclosure and enclosure devices
Viewing the status screens
Each enclosure can be selected from the left navigation tree. Clicking the enclosure name opens the main
status page for the enclosure.
On this page, three tabs are available at the top of the main page: Status, Information, and Virtual
Buttons.
The Status tab displays one of the following values as Overall Enclosure Status:
•
Critical/Failed
•
Major
•
Minor/Degraded
•
Warning
•
Normal/OK
•
Disabled
•
Unknown
•
Informational
The Active HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator Status and Standby HP BladeSystem Onboard
Administrator Status are similar to the Overall Enclosure Status and display a status for the Onboard
Administrator. If a Standby Onboard Administrator is not present in the system, its status value is Absent.
Enclosure Power Mode displays the current power mode of the enclosure. The following values are
possible:
•
AC Redundant
•
Power Supply Redundant
•
Not Redundant
The Enclosure Device Status Overview is divided into four sections:
•
Device Bay Overview
•
Power Supply Overview
•
Interconnect Bay Overview
•
Fan Overview
For each of these sections, the following values are possible:
•
Critical/Failed
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•
Major
•
Minor/Degraded
•
Warning
•
Normal/OK
•
Disabled
•
Unknown
•
Informational
Enclosure settings
Selecting enclosures
The primary interlink ports are displayed in the rack topology table. The primary enclosure is selected by
default, and cannot be deselected.
When linked enclosures are displayed, the topology mode that the application uses during your session is
determined by the checkbox selections made before signing in, as described below:
•
Local Mode—This is the default topology mode, and is enabled if none of the linked enclosures are
selected. All topology changes that occur while signed in are ignored by the application.
•
Fixed Mode—This topology mode is enabled when some of the linked enclosures are selected, but
not all of them. Only topology changes that affect the selected enclosures while signed in are
displayed by the application.
•
Linked Mode—This topology mode is enabled if all displayed enclosures are selected. All topology
changes that occur while signed in are displayed by the application.
Enclosure Settings screen
This section provides detailed procedures to configure the management functionalities provided by the HP
BladeSystem Onboard Administrator.
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Select the tree view menu item Enclosure Information to view the enclosure status screen.
Status overview
Row
Description
Enclosure Status
The overall status of the enclosure. Possible values are Unknown, OK, Degraded,
and Failed.
Active OA Status
The overall status of the Active Onboard Administrator. Possible values are
Unknown, OK, Degraded, and Failed.
Standby OA Status
The overall status of the Standby Onboard Administrator. Possible values are Absent,
Unknown, OK, Degraded, and Failed.
Enclosure Power Mode
The power redundancy mode. Possible values are AC Redundant, Power Supply
Redundant, Not Redundant, or Unknown. For information on these modes, see the
HP BladeSystem c7000 User Guide.
Diagnostic Information
Diagnostic information is gathered by polling a device microcontroller (resulting in a degraded status if a
failure has occurred) or is sent by the device microcontroller, without being polled to report a failure.
Row
Description
Device Identification
Data
Contains information on model name, part number, serial number, and other
information used to identify the device. This data is also referred to as FRU data.
Device identification data error displays if the data is not present or not readable by
the Onboard Administrator.
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Row
Description
Redundancy
Possible values are OK or Error. An error indicates the redundant Onboard
Administrators are having problems syncing up. Check the syslog for errors. Possible
reasons for the error are mismatched firmware or a software or hardware failure.
Enclosure Status Overview
Table
Description
Power Subsystem
The overall status of the Power Subsystem of the enclosure. Possible values are
Unknown, OK, Degraded, and Failed.
System Status
Device Bay Overview
All Device Bays
Power Supply Summary
All Power Supplies
Thermal Subsystem
The overall status of all device bays. Possible values are Unknown, OK,
Degraded, and Failed.
The overall status of the power supplies. Possible values are Unknown, OK,
Degraded, and Failed.
System Status
The overall thermal status of the enclosure. Possible values are Unknown, OK,
Degraded, and Failed.
Interconnect Bay
Overview
The overall status of the interconnect bays. Possible values are Unknown, OK,
Degraded, and Failed.
All Interconnect Bays
Fan Overview
All Fans
The overall status of the fans. Possible values are Unknown, OK, Degraded, and
Failed.
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Row
Description
Serial Number
The unique serial number of the enclosure
Part Number
The part number to be used when ordering an additional enclosure
Spare Part Number
The part number to be used when ordering a replacement enclosure
Manufacturer
The name of the company that manufactured the enclosure
Changing Settings
You can change enclosure settings from this screen. Click Apply to save the settings after making
changes.
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Field
Possible value
Description
Enclosure Name
1 to 32 characters including
all alphanumeric characters,
the dash (-), and the
underscore (_)
The name of the selected enclosure
Rack Name
1 to 32 characters including
all alphanumeric characters,
the dash (-), and the
underscore (_)
The name of the rack in which the enclosure is
installed
Asset Tag
0 to 32 characters including
all alphanumeric characters,
the dash (-), and the
underscore (_)
The asset tag is used for inventory control.
The default asset tag is blank
Virtual Buttons
Click Toggle On/Off to change the state of the enclosure UID. The enclosure UID is located to the left of
the Enclosure link-down port.
AlertMail
AlertMail enables users to receive system events by e-mail instead of using SNMP traps. AlertMail is
completely independent from SNMP, and both can be enabled at the same time. AlertMail uses standard
SMTP commands to communicate with an SMTP-capable mail server. The “reply to” address for each email sent by AlertMail will be <Enclosure Name>@<Alert Sender Domain>. To enable the AlertMail
feature, select the Enable AlertMail checkbox.
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To test the AlertMail function, ensure that the email address, alert sender domain, and SMTP server
settings are correct. Select Test. To confirm the test completed successfully, verify the recipient email
account.
NOTE: The Alert Sender Domain might not be needed. This field depends on the mail server
setup.
Field
Possible value
Description
E-Mail address
<account>@<domain>
This field is a valid e-mail address for the
administrator or other designated individual
receiving the alert mail
Alert Sender Domain
A character string including all The domain in which the Onboard
alphanumeric characters and Administrator resides
the dash (-)
SMTP Server
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
An IP address for the SMTP server
1.
Select the Enable AlertMail checkbox to enable the AlertMail feature.
2.
Enter values for the e-mail address, alert sender domain, and SMTP server.
3.
Click Apply to save settings.
AlertMail, if enabled, sends alerts by e-mail for the following events:
o
Enclosure status change
o
Enclosure information change
o
Fan status change
o
Fan inserted
o
Fan removed
o
Power supply status
o
Power supply inserted
o
Power supply removed
o
Power supply overload
o
Blade inserted
o
Blade removed
o
Blade status
o
Blade thermal condition
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o
Blade fault
o
Blade information change
o
Tray status change
o
Tray reset
o
Switch connect
o
Switch disconnect
All e-mails have the following header:
From: Enclosure ENCLOSURE-NAME <enclosure-name@serverdomain>
Date: Date in standard format
Subject: HP AlertMail-SEQ: <SEVERITY> SUBJECT
To: RECEIVER MAILBOX
Where SEVERITY is one of the following (from highest to lowest):
o
# FATAL
o
# CRITICAL
o
# WARNING MAJOR
o
# WARNING MINOR
o
# WARNING
o
# NORMAL
Each subject line contains a unique sequence number to easily identify the order of events in case the mail
server distributes them in the wrong order. Sequence numbers range from 0 to 999 and start again at 0.
The mail body is used to give more detailed information regarding the event issued. It also contains
information on what the user should do to correct any issue and what the current enclosure status is.
NOTE: The enclosure status is displayed as the status at the time the event was processed
which can cause the status to show up as OK in an e-mail saying a Fan has Failed, if the user
has already replaced the fan at the time the event was sent out by AlertMail.
Sample e-mail
Subject: HP AlertMail-010: (CRITICAL) Power Supply #1: Failed
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2006 15:02:22 +0200
From: Enclosure EM-00508BEBA571 <EM-00508BEBA571@hp.com>
To: user@domain
X-OS: HP BladeSystem Enclosure Manager
X-Priority: 1
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
EVENT (26 May 07:09): Power Supply #1 Status has changed to: Failed.
Enclosure, EM-00508BEBA571, has detected that a power supply in bay 1
has changed from status OK to Failed.
The power supply should be replaced with the appropriate spare part. You
can ensure that the center wall assembly is operating correctly by
swapping the two power supplies. Make sure that there are no bent pins
on the power supply connectors before reinserting and that each power
supply is fully seated.
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An amber LED on the power supply indicates either an over-voltage, overtemperature, or loss of AC power has occurred. A blinking LED on the
power supply indicates a current limit condition.
Enclosure Status: Degraded
Enclosure Management URL: https://16.181.75.213/
- PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL -
Device Power Sequence Device Bays tabs
The enclosure power delay feature controls the order in which components are powered on if the entire
enclosure has been power cycled. This feature is only enabled during the active HP BladeSystem
Onboard Administrator boot process if the Onboard Administrator detects that the entire enclosure has
been power cycled and power delay has been enabled on at least one component in the enclosure.
The active HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator displays a message in the system log when power
delay has been initiated, and also displays a message in the system log when power delay has
completed after the longest power delay has passed. The HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator factory
default setting is to disable power delay for all components.
Typical use cases involving bay to bay dependencies that can be resolved by enabling the enclosure
power delay feature include:
•
Boot from network—Network interconnects must complete power on self test prior to servers that are
configured to boot from the network (for example, PXE or iSCSI).
•
Boot from SAN—SAN interconnects must complete power on self test prior to servers that are
configured to boot from SAN
•
Critical service dependencies controlled by a server such as DHCP or licensing
•
Storage servers must be operational prior to servers requiring those resources
The delay time setting must be determined empirically since some dependencies are outside the enclosure
(boot from SAN might require additional delay to enable the datacenter SAN storage system to power
up). Each interconnect module has different power up timing before it is operational.
The timer used for power delay is started at the time the Onboard Administrator enters the first system log
message during Onboard Administrator initialization indicated by the system log message Kernel:
Network link up. When the HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator indicates PowerDelay has
been initiated for the selected devices in the system log, the configured delay times for
each bay are used to determine when that component is turned on. After the selected delay time has
elapsed, that component is turned on.
Valid settings for each bay are: Disabled, Enabled and No Poweron.
Disabled—Disables powerdelay for this bay. HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator grants power to this
bay based on its power settings: for a device configured to auto power-on, the device is granted power
following an enclosure power cycle after all the Onboard Administrator configuration checks are
complete.
Enabled—Enables powerdelay for this bay. HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator turns on this bay
based on the number of seconds elapsed following the detection of an enclosure power cycle event.
No Poweron—Prevents component power on for the bays with this configuration until after the HP
BladeSystem Onboard Administrator logs PowerDelay has completed for the selected
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devices. At this time, if the device is configured to auto power-on, the device grants power following an
enclosure power cycle after all the Onboard Administrator configuration checks are complete.
If the device is configured to disable auto poweron, the device remains off following an enclosure power
cycle independent of the setting of power delay for that bay.
Device Bays Standard tab and Double Dense tabs
The Device Bays Standard tab indicates the current settings for all the primary bays based on the type of
enclosure. To change a setting on a particular device bay, use the menu under the Enabled column and
select Enabled, Disabled or No Poweron. If Enabled is selected, a power delay in seconds must be
entered in the Delay column for this bay. The minimum value is 1 second; the maximum value is 3600
seconds.
If double dense servers are installed in an enclosure the power delay settings for Side A and Side B are
controlled in the Double Dense Side A and Double Dense Side B tabs.
Interconnect Bays tab
Interconnect bays by default are for auto power-on. Enabling and setting a power delay for an
interconnect bay delays the power on of that bay following an enclosure power cycle event.
Column
Description
Bay
Bay number of the device.
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Column
Description
Device
The type of device in the bay, or Absent if no device is installed in the bay
Enabled
Enables power sequencing, disables power sequencing, or does not allow powering
on of the device if No Poweron is selected.
Delay
The amount of delay, in seconds, before the device powers on.
Device Power Sequence Interconnect Bays tab
Column
Description
Bay
Bay number of the device
Device
The type of device in the bay or Absent if no device is installed in the bay
Enabled
Enables power sequencing, disables power sequencing, or does not allow powering
on of the device if No Poweron is selected.
Delay
The amount of delay, in seconds, before the device powers on. Possible delay values
are 1 to 3600.
Click Apply to save settings.
Date and Time
Static date and time settings
The date and time are static and not updated in real-time. The date and time can only be set if NTP is
disabled.
Field
Possible value
Description
Date
yyyy-mm-dd
The date assigned to the enclosure
Time
•
mm is an integer from 1 to 12
•
dd is an integer from 1 to 31
hh:mm:ss (24-hour time, ss is
optional)
•
hh is an integer from 0 to 23
•
mm is an integer from 0 to 59
•
ss is an integer from 0 to 59
The time assigned to the enclosure
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Field
Possible value
Description
Time Zone
Time zone settings
The time zone assigned to the enclosure
•
Africa time zone settings (on
page 221)
•
Americas time zone settings
(on page 221)
•
Asia time zone settings (on
page 223)
•
Universal time zone settings
(on page 223)
•
Oceanic time zone settings
(on page 224)
•
Europe time zone settings (on
page 225)
•
Polar time zone settings (on
page 225)
NTP Settings
To enable this feature, select Set time using an NTP server.
Field
Possible value
Description
NTP Server
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
IP address of primary NTP server that provides
date and time information
NTP Server
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
IP address of secondary NTP server that
provides date and time information
Poll Interval
An integer from 60 to 86400
This is the interval at which the NTP server is
polled in seconds
Time Zone
Time zone settings
The time zone assigned to the enclosure
•
Africa time zone settings
(on page 221)
•
Americas time zone
settings (on page 221)
•
Asia time zone settings (on
page 223)
•
Universal time zone
settings (on page 223)
•
Oceanic time zone
settings (on page 224)
•
Europe time zone settings
(on page 225)
•
Polar time zone settings
(on page 225)
To save settings, click Apply.
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TCP/IP enclosure settings
This screen displays the current TCP/IP settings for the Active Onboard Administrator and enables you to
change the following settings:
•
Enclosure IP Mode—The Enclosure IP Mode ensures all management applications always point to the
enclosure's Active Onboard Administrator using a single static IP address. This mode is for
enclosures with an Active and Standby Onboard Administrator. When the Standby Onboard
Administrator takes over the role of the Active Onboard Administrator, then that Onboard
Administrator assumes the IP address of the previous Active Onboard Administrator. This ensures the
Enclosure IP Mode IP address is consistently pointing to the Active Onboard Administrator.
The Enclosure IP Mode requires the Active Onboard Administrator to have a static IP address. Before
enabling Enclosure IP Mode, you must configure a static IP address for the Active Onboard
Administrator. The Standby Onboard Administrator can be configured for DHCP or static IP settings.
This mode is optional and is disabled by default.
The transition times from Standby to Active and Active to Standby varies, depending on the
configuration, enclosure population, and various other factors. The transition of the Standby to the
Active is normally 30 seconds. The transition of the previous Active to Standby is normally 90
seconds.
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You should only replace the Standby Onboard Administrator while the enclosure is powered on to
ensure that the Enclosure IP Mode settings are not changed.
•
Onboard Administrator Name—The Onboard Administrator name can be 1 to 32 characters
including all alphanumeric characters, the dash (-), and the underscore (_). The default for this field is
the DNS host name.
•
DHCP—Get the IP address for the Onboard Administrator from a DHCP server
•
Enable Dynamic DNS—Enables using a DNS server to translate host names into IP addresses
•
Static IP Settings—Manually set up static IP settings for the Onboard Administrator
Field
Possible value
Description
DNS Host Name
MAC Address
This is an informational field
and cannot be changed.
IP Address
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
Static IP address for the Onboard
Administrator (required if static IP settings is
selected)
Subnet Mask
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
Subnet mask for the Onboard Administrator
(required if static IP settings is selected)
Gateway
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
Gateway address for the Onboard
Administrator (required if static IP settings is
selected)
DNS Server 1
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
The IP address for the primary DNS server
DNS Server 2
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
The IP address for the secondary DNS server
NIC Settings
•
Auto-Negotiate—This setting is used to automatically configure the best possible link. This is the
default setting.
•
Forced Full Duplex—This setting enables you to manually specify which settings the external NIC
uses when trying to establish a link. The Onboard Administrator does not verify that the forced
Ethernet settings are valid on the network. The loss of communications can occur if the wrong or
incompatible settings are used. Forced settings take effect 3 seconds after enabling or disabling the
settings.
•
NIC Speed—Select a NIC speed of 10Mbps or 100Mbps
Click Apply to save the new settings.
Network Access
In this section, an administrator can configure settings relating to network access to the Onboard
Administrator. These settings are specific to the enclosure and do not affect the network configurations for
server blades.
The Protocol Restrictions subcategory is used to restrict access to the Onboard Administrator. Up to four
protocol settings can be selected to allow or restrict access to the Onboard Administrator.
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•
Enable Web Access (HTTP/HTTPS)—This checkbox is selected by default. Deselecting this checkbox
disables HTTP/HTTPS access to the Onboard Administrator. Port 80 is used for HTTP and port 443 is
used for HTTPS.
CAUTION: Disabling Web Access (HTTP/HTTPS) disconnects all users attached to the
Onboard Administrator through HTTP/HTTPS, including the administrator.
•
Enable Secure Shell—This checkbox is selected by default. Deselecting this checkbox disables Secure
Shell connections to the Onboard Administrator. SSH is disabled when Two-Factor Authentication is
enabled. Disabling Two-Factor Authentication does not automatically re-enable SSH. To re-enable
SSH, you must select the checkbox and then click Apply. Port 22 is used.
•
Enable Telnet—This checkbox is selected by default. Deselecting this checkbox disables Telnet
connections to the Onboard Administrator. Telnet is disabled when Two-Factor Authentication is
enabled. Disabling Two-Factor Authentication does not automatically re-enable Telnet. To re-enable
Telnet, you must select the checkbox and click Apply. Port 23 is used.
Enable XML Reply—This checkbox is selected by default. Selecting this checkbox enables XML data to be
shared between the Onboard Administrator and other HP management tools such as HP Systems Insight
Manager. To display the information that is shared by the Onboard Administrator if this protocol is
enabled, click View.
To save changes, click Apply.
Trusted Hosts
The Trusted Hosts subcategory is used to restrict access to the Onboard Administrator to all hosts except
those listed. When enabled, this protocol only allows access to the Onboard Administrator to listed hosts.
This subcategory contains one dialog box, one entry field, and one display box, which, if enabled, is
used to list trusted IP addresses.
The Enable IP address access restriction checkbox is not selected by default. Selecting this checkbox
allows only those IP addresses listed as Trusted Addresses to connect to the Onboard Administrator.
CAUTION: Enabling IP address access restriction without first entering the user's IP address in
the Trusted Addresses list will disconnect the user from the Onboard Administrator.
The Trusted Addresses field is used to enter the IP addresses of all hosts that are to be trusted and allowed
to connect remotely to the Onboard Administrator through the protocols set up in the Protocol Restrictions
subcategory. This field allows for IP addresses only.
Below the Trusted Addresses field is the list box of all trusted IP addresses, if trusted IP addresses are
configured.
To add a trusted host, enter the IP address in the Trusted Addresses field, and then click Add. You can
add a maximum of five Trusted Addresses.
To remove a trusted host, select the IP address in the Trusted Addresses list, and then click Remove.
To save the settings, click Apply.
Anonymous Data tab
Enable Extended Data on GUI Login Page—This checkbox is selected by default. Clearing this checkbox
disables the "+" functionality in the topology view on the sign in page for this enclosure. Disabling the
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extended data on the GUI sign in page prevents unauthenticated users from viewing additional
information. To prevent additional information from appearing for each linked enclosure, you must clear
this checkbox for each enclosure.
Click Apply to save settings.
Link Loss Failover
This screen enables you to configure automatic Onboard Administrator redundancy failover based on
network link status. For Link Loss Failover to function correctly, the redundancy status of the Onboard
Administrators must be OK. An OK status means that both Onboard Administrators have the same
firmware version (firmware version 2.20 or higher), and that they are communicating properly.
Enable Link Loss Failover—This checkbox enables or disables automatic Link Loss Failover.
Failover Interval—The failover interval is the amount of time the active Onboard Administrator must be
without a link on the external Ethernet interface before the system considers an automatic failover. The
interval must be between 30 and 86400 seconds.
Click Apply to save the settings.
Enclosure Bay IP Addressing
There is an important difference between the network the BladeSystem is connected to and the
management network that the Onboard Administrator uses. Enclosure Bay IP Addressing is used to assign
IP addresses for the iLO 2 processors that are bridged through the Onboard Administrator and should not
be confused with port mapping for the server blade NICs or for network routers or switches. EBPIA does
not assign IP addresses for any other device on the network, and cannot be used as a DHCP server on the
network.
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The server blade iLO 2 ports and interconnect module management ports can obtain IP addresses on the
management network in three ways: dynamic IP addressing, static IP addressing or EBIPA. If your network
has a DHCP service or if you want to manually assign static IP addresses one by one to the server blades
and interconnect modules, click Skip to bypass this step. When manually configuring IP addresses, it is
not necessary for IP addresses to be in sequential order and can be set individually at any time after
initially configuring EBIPA.
The server blade iLO 2 defaults to DHCP IP addressing, obtained through the network connector of the
active Onboard Administrator. Interconnect modules that have an internal management network
connection to the Onboard Administrator might also default to DHCP address.
The Onboard Administrator GUI lists the IP address for the server blade iLO 2 port and interconnect
module management port
If your facility prefers static IP address assignment, you can individually change each of the server blade
iLO 2 ports and interconnect module management ports to unique static addresses or use EBIPA to assign
a range of static IP addresses to individual server blade and interconnect module bays.
To set up your enclosure without an active network connection using EBIPA:
1.
Configure a static IP for each Onboard Administrator using Insight Display, and note the active OA
Service IP address on the Insight Display Enclosure Info screen. Attach the client PC to the enclosure
Service Port (Enclosure Link Up connector) between the OA bays with a standard Ethernet patch
cable. The client PC NIC must be configured for DHCP because it will acquire an IP address in the
range 169.254.x.y approximately 1 minute later.
2.
Launch a web browser (or alternatively a telnet or SSH session), and select the Onboard
Administrator Service IP address as displayed in the enclosure Insight Display on the Enclosure Info
screen.
3.
Log into the Onboard Administrator as Administrator, and use the administrative password attached
to the active Onboard Administrator.
4.
During the First Time Setup Wizard (or after first time setup you can change the EBIPA settings in the
Enclosure Settings list), enable Device Bay EBIPA with a starting static IP address and enable
Interconnect Bay EBIPA with a different starting IP address. The Onboard Administrator will then
create 16 sequential IP addresses for the device bays and 8 sequential IP addresses for the
interconnect bays. Servers in the device bays will automatically acquire the Device Bay EBIPA
addresses within a minute, but the interconnect switch modules must to be manually restarted by
clicking the Virtual Power button on each Onboard Administrator Interconnect Module information
page.
5.
Use the Onboard Administrator Device list to verify that the server blade iLO addresses have been
set according to the EBIPA starting IP address and range.
When a server blade or interconnect module is inserted into a device bay that has EBIPA enabled, the
management port will get the specific static IP address from the Onboard Administrator if the device is
configured for DHCP. If the device is configured for static IP it must be manually reconfigured to DHCP to
change to the EBIPA IP address.
The administrator sets an independent range for device bays and interconnect module bays using the
Onboard Administrator EBIPA setup wizard. The first address in a range is assigned to the first bay and
then consecutive bays through the range.
For example, if you set the server bay EBIPA range starting from 16.100.226.21 to 16.100.226.36, the
iLO 2 in Server bay #1 will be assigned 16.100.226.21 and the iLO 2 in Server bay #12 is assigned
16.100.226.32, and the interconnect bay EBIPA range to 16.200.139.51 to 16.200.139.58. If you set
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the interconnect module port, the interconnect bay #1 is set to 16.200.139.51 and the interconnect
module management port in Interconnect bay #7 is set to 16.200.139.57.
Field
Possible value
Description
Subnet Mask
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
Subnet mask for the interconnect bays
Gateway
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
Gateway address for the interconnect bays
Domain
A character string, including
all alphanumeric characters
and the dash (-)
Domain name for the interconnect bays
DNS Server 1
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
The IP address for the primary DNS server
DNS Server 2
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
The IP address for the secondary DNS server
DNS Server 3
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
The IP address for the tertiary DNS server
NTP Server 1
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
The IP address of the primary server used to
synchronize time and date using the NTP
protocol
NTP Server 2
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
The IP address of the secondary server used to
synchronize time and date using the NTP
protocol
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SNMP Settings
The Onboard Administrator supports SNMP Version 1 and several groups from the standard MIB-II MIB.
Additional information about the enclosure infrastructure is available in the HP Rack Information MIB.
CPQRACK-MIB, which is part of the Insight Management MIBs is located on the Management CD in the
ProLiant Essentials Foundation Pack.
The SNMP Settings screen enables you to enter system information and community strings and designate
the management stations that can receive SNMP traps from the Onboard Administrator. If you select
Enable SNMP, then the Onboard Administrator responds to SNMP requests over UDP port 162. Port 162
is the standard UDP port used to send and retrieve SNMP messages.
In the System Information subcategory, information about the Onboard Administrator SNMP system can
be enabled and configured.
The Enable SNMP checkbox is not selected by default. When enabled, the Onboard Administrator can
be polled for status and basic information. The SNMP client can only clear SNMP alerts and status when
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the Write Community string is enabled. Clearing the Enable SNMP checkbox disables SNMP access to
the Onboard Administrator.
Field
Possible value
Description
System Location
0 to 20 characters including
all alphanumeric characters,
the dash (-), the underscore
(_), and the space
The SNMP location of the enclosure, typically
used to identify the physical or topographical
location of the Onboard Administrator.
System Contact
0 to 20 characters including
all alphanumeric characters,
the dash (-), the underscore
(_), and the space
The name of the system contact, used to
identify an individual or group of individuals
who are to be contacted in the event of any
status change in the HP BladeSystem Onboard
Administrator.
Read Community
0 to 20 characters including
all alphanumeric characters,
the dash (-), the underscore
(_), and the space
The Read Community string allows the client to
read information but not to manipulate the
alerts or status of the HP BladeSystem
Onboard Administrator through SNMP. The
default community name is "public" and will
allow a user to receive notification traps and
alerts, but not to change or manipulate the
status.
Write Community
0 to 20 characters including
all alphanumeric characters,
the dash (-), the underscore
(_), and the space
The Write Community string allows the client
to manipulate alerts of HP BladeSystem
Onboard Administrator status through SNMP.
Your can remotely clear alerts and mark them
as "viewed" or otherwise through their SNMP
management client through the SNMP agents.
The default value for the Write Community
string is blank.
Edit any of the fields in this subcategory, and then to save the changes, click Apply.
In the SNMP Alert Destinations subcategory, the IP addresses and community strings for the SNMP
management clients are configured so that any alert or trap from the Onboard Administrator is sent to the
appropriate system with the community string.
Field
Possible value
Description
IP Address
###.###.###.### where ### ranges The management station IP address
from 0 to 255
Community String
0 to 20 characters including all
alphanumeric characters, the dash (-),
the underscore (_), and the space
A text string that acts as a password. It
is used to authenticate messages that
are sent between HP SIM and
Onboard Administrator.
Adding SNMP alert destinations
Use the IP Address field to enter the IP address for management clients to which the traps are to be sent.
Directly below the IP Address field is the Community String field in which the appropriate community
string is entered. After the IP address and community string is entered, click Add. A maximum of eight
SNMP alert destinations can be added.
Removing SNMP alert destinations
Select the IP address from the list containing the trap destinations, and then click Remove.
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Testing SNMP
To send a test SNMP trap to all of the configured trap destinations, click Send Test Alert. SNMP must be
enabled to use this function.
Enclosure Virtual Buttons tab
To change the state of the enclosure UID light, which is located next to the enclosure link and Onboard
Administrator/iLO connections, click Toggle On/Off.
Configuration scripts
Current configuration
To download a current configuration for the enclosure:
1.
Click the Click here link. The configuration opens in a new browser window.
2.
To save the configuration, as a text file, choose either of the following options:
o
If you use Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.0, select Save As.
o
If you use Mozilla Firefox 1.5, select Save Page As.
To preserve line breaks properly on Windows®, use this alternate method:
1.
Select Edit.
2.
Select All, Edit.
3.
Copy and paste the contents into a new text document.
For security, the retrieved current configuration does not contain any user passwords. You can manually
edit the script to add the user passwords after the user name on the ADD USER lines. The enclosure
Administrator account password cannot be added from the configuration script. Also, the retrieved current
configuration does not contain any of the LCD settings (Lock Buttons, Enable PIN Protection, and PIN
Code). These settings cannot be added from the configuration script.
Current enclosure inventory
To download a script of the current enclosure inventory, click the Click here link, and then the current
enclosure inventory opens in a new browser window. To save the inventory as a text file, choose either of
the following options:
•
If you are using Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.0, select Save As.
•
If you are using Mozilla Firefox 1.5, select Save Page As.
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The downloaded text file provides the same information as a CLI SHOW ALL command. The text file also
displays the current configuration for the enclosure.
Device Summary
The FRU Summary section provides information on all field replaceable units within the enclosure.
Information provided in this section can quickly aid the administrator in contacting HP Customer Service
for troubleshooting, repair, and ordering replacements.
The information is divided into subcategories within the FRU Summary section, in table format.
The first table provides Enclosure FRU information. The part, model, manufacturer, serial number part
number, and spare part number are listed for the enclosure, interposer, and power input module.
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The second table provides Onboard Administrator FRU information. The Onboard Administrator modules
are listed by bay number (1 or 2), and information is provided about them including model,
manufacturer, serial number, part number, spare part number, and firmware version. The information
listed in this table is provided through the firmware of the Onboard Administrator.
The third table provides Blade FRU information on the blades within the enclosure. The blades are listed
by bay number, and information is provided about them including model, manufacturer, serial number,
part number, and spare part number.
The fourth table provides Interconnect FRU information for the modules within the enclosure. The modules
are listed by bay number and then information is provided about them including model, manufacturer,
serial number, part number, and spare part number.
The fifth table provides Fan FRU information for the fans within the enclosure. The fans are listed by bay
number, and information is provided about them including model, part number and spare part number.
The sixth table provides Power Supply FRU information for the power supplies within the enclosure. The
power supplies are listed by bay number and information is provided about them including model
number, serial number, and spare part number.
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The final table provides information on the Insight Display FRU information for the Insight Display within
the enclosure. The Insight Display's model number, spare part number, manufacturer, and firmware
versions are all listed in the table.
Active to Standby
When a second HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator is installed, the menu item Active to Standby
appears under the Enclosure Settings tree menu item, and both Onboard Administrators are visible in the
tree menu and in the enclosure view under the Status tab.
If more than one Onboard Administrator is installed in the enclosure, you can manually change which
Onboard Administrator is active. This feature can be useful when troubleshooting the Onboard
Administrator or if a second Onboard Administrator is installed with an older firmware version (and
automatic transition is disabled).
To perform a transition, click Transition Active to Standby to force the change. A confirmation screen
appears, confirming the transition and advising you to close your browser if you are signed into the
Active Onboard Administrator. Click OK to proceed, or click Cancel to exit without a change.
If only one Onboard Administrator is installed in the enclosure, the Active to Standby menu item does not
appear.
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DVD Drive
The DVD menu enables you to select either Enclosure DVD if present or one of the listed ISO files from an
attached USB key or select None if connecting the selected blades to the enclosure media. The enclosure
media can be connected to multiple blades at the same time. Different USB key ISO files can be attached
to different servers at the same. After the enclosure media is connected using the DVD menu, you can use
the Virtual Power menu to reboot the selected server blades in the list.
Column
Description or action
Checkbox
Select bays by selecting the checkboxes to which you want to apply the Virtual
Power, One Time Boot, or DVD features.
Bay
This field displays the device bay number of the blade within the enclosure.
Power State
The power state of the server blade. Possible values are On or Off.
Remote Console
Launch the iLO Remote Console by selecting Integrated Remote Console (IE) or
Remote Console (Mozilla/Java), and click Launch.
iLO DVD Status
This field indicates whether or not the server blade has a Virtual Media connection.
Possible values are Connected or Disconnected. A status of Incompatible Firmware
indicates that the DVD feature is not supported with the iLO firmware installed on the
device.
Device or Image URL
This field displays the current Virtual Media connection of the blade. Possible values
are Virtual Media Applet is connected, Feature not supported on Integrity iLO
version x.xx, SSH is disabled on this blade's iLO processor, Upgrade ProLiant iLO
version x.xx to 1.30 or higher, Enclosure DVD, or Tray Open.
Virtual Power
The Virtual Power menu enables a Momentary Press of the power button or a Cold Boot of the selected
blades.
Button
Description
Momentary Press
This button mimics a physical momentary press of the power button on the server
blade. Clicking this button powers the server blade on or off gracefully.
Press and Hold
This button mimics a physical press and hold of the power button on the server
blade. Clicking this button forces the server blade to shut power off without regard
for first shutting down the OS before turning power off. This option is not available
when the server blade is off.
Cold Boot
Clicking this button immediately removes power from the system.
One Time Boot
Option
Description
Floppy Drive (A:)
Forces the server blade to reboot to the floppy drive. Be sure the floppy is attached
to the server blade before selecting this option.
CD-ROM
Forces the server blade to reboot to the CD-ROM drive. Be sure the CD-ROM drive is
attached to the server blade before selecting this option.
Hard Drive C:
Forces the server blade to reboot to the hard disk.
RBSU
Forces the server blade to boot to the ROM-Based Setup Utility
PXE NIC
Forces the server blade to boot to PXE NIC
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DVD
The DVD menu enables you to select Enclosure DVD or None. You can connect the shared DVD drive to
multiple server blades. After the shared DVD drive is connected, you can use the Virtual Power menu to
reboot the selected server blades in the list.
Managing enclosures
Powering off the enclosure
There are two methods for powering off an enclosure:
•
Power off the PDU that powers the enclosure.
•
Unplug the power cable(s) to the enclosure.
There is no virtual method in the Onboard Administrator to power down an enclosure.
Linking enclosures
Linking enclosures can be done from the rear of the enclosure. See the HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure
Setup and Installation Guide for further information.
Managing multiple enclosures
On the main menu within the Systems and Devices section of the screen, each enclosure is identified by its
unique name (default enclosure name is the serial number of the enclosure). Clicking the blue box
containing a + expands the enclosure view, allowing access to the subcategories for the various blades,
fans, power supplies, Onboard Administrators, and switches within the enclosure.
To physically determine which enclosure you are working on, press the Onboard Administrator UID
button. Pressing the UID button illuminates a bright blue LED that is located on the tray. To turn off the UID,
press the Onboard Administrator UID button a second time. When viewing the Enclosures screen, you can
use one of two sections that can help you determine which enclosure is the enclosure you are attached to
(highlighted in the image).
•
Under Rack Overview, the name of the enclosure you are logged into is displayed.
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•
In the list of enclosures, the enclosure you are logged into displays Primary Connection.
Onboard Administrator Module
Active Onboard Administrator screen
On the Active Onboard Administrator screen under the Status and Information tab, three tables provide
detailed information about your Onboard Administrator.
Status and Information tab
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Status information
Row
Description
Status
The overall status of the enclosure. Possible values are Unknown, OK, Degraded,
and Failed.
Role
Active or Standby
Bay Number
The physical bay number where the Onboard Administrator is installed.
Temperature
The temperature of the enclosure in degrees Fahrenheit.
Caution Threshold
The temperature at which the enclosure will report a status of caution.
Critical Threshold
The temperature at which the enclosure will report a critical status and will shut
down.
Hardware information
Row
Description
Device Name
The common descriptive name of the Onboard Administrator
Manufacturer
The name of the company that manufactured the Onboard Administrator
Firmware Version
The version of the firmware image in the Onboard Administrator
Hardware Version
The version of the enclosure hardware.
Part Number
The part number to be used when ordering an additional or replacement Onboard
Administrator
Spare Part Number
The spare part number to be used when ordering an additional or replacement
Onboard Administrator
Serial Number
The unique serial number of the Onboard Administrator
Diagnostic Information
Row
Description
Device Identification
Data
This row displays information such as model name, part number, serial number, and
other information used to identify the device. This data is also referred to as FRU
data. A device identification data error appears if the data is not present or not
readable by the Onboard Administrator. Possible values are OK or Error.
Firmware Mismatch
The Onboard Administrator with the lowest firmware version displays this field when
two Onboard Administrators are present.
Diagnostic information is gathered by polling a device microcontroller (resulting in a degraded status if a
failure has occurred) or is sent by the device microcontroller, without being polled, to report a failure.
Active Onboard Administrator Virtual Buttons tab
Click Reset to reset the Onboard Administrator. A confirmation screen appears, asking if you are sure that
you want to perform the action and that you will be signed out and disconnected from the Onboard
Administrator. Click OK to proceed, or click Cancel to exit without a change.
Click Toggle On/Off to change the Onboard Administrator module UID LED. This button is useful in
identifying a particular Onboard Administrator when there are more than one.
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TCP/IP Settings screen
This screen displays the current TCP/IP settings for the Active Onboard Administrator and enables you to
change the following settings:
•
Enclosure IP Mode—The Enclosure IP Mode ensures all management applications point to the Active
Onboard Administrator of the enclosure, using a single static IP address. This mode is for enclosures
with an Active and Standby Onboard Administrator. When the Standby Onboard Administrator
takes over the role of the Active Onboard Administrator, that Onboard Administrator assumes the IP
address of the previous Active Onboard Administrator. This ensures the Enclosure IP Mode IP
address is consistently pointing to the Active Onboard Administrator.
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The Enclosure IP Mode requires the Active Onboard Administrator to have a static IP address. Before
enabling Enclosure IP Mode, you must configure a static IP address for the Active Onboard
Administrator. The Standby Onboard Administrator can be configured for DHCP or static IP settings.
This mode is optional and is disabled by default.
The transition times from Standby to Active and Active to Standby varies, depending on the
configuration, enclosure population, and various other factors. The transition of the Standby to the
Active is normally 30 seconds. The transition of the previous Active to Standby is normally 90
seconds.
Replace the Standby Onboard Administrator only while the enclosure is powered on to ensure that
the Enclosure IP Mode settings are not changed.
•
DHCP—Obtains the IP address for the Onboard Administrator from a DHCP server
•
Enable Dynamic DNS—Enables you to use a DNS server to translate host names into IP addresses
•
Static IP Settings—Enables you to manually set up static IP settings for the Onboard Administrator
Field
Possible value
Description
DNS Host Name
Can be 1 to 32 characters
including all alphanumeric
characters and the dash (-).
The DNS Name of the Onboard Administrator
MAC Address
This is an informational field
and cannot be changed.
The Onboard Administrator MAC address
IP Address
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
Static IP address for the Onboard
Administrator (required if static IP settings is
selected)
Subnet Mask
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
Subnet mask for the Onboard Administrator
(required if static IP settings is selected)
Gateway
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
Gateway address for the Onboard
Administrator (required if static IP settings is
selected)
DNS Server 1
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
The IP address for the primary DNS server
DNS Server 2
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255
The IP address for the secondary DNS server
NIC Settings
•
Auto-Negotiate—Automatically configures the best link. This is the default setting. This option
supports a NIC speed of 10Mb/s, 100Mb/s, or 1000Mbps. The 1000Mb/s setting is only
available when Auto-Negotiate is selected.
•
Forced Full Duplex—Enables you to manually specify which settings the external NIC uses when
trying to establish a link. Onboard Administrator does not verify that the forced Ethernet settings are
valid on the network. The loss of communications might occur if the wrong or incompatible settings
are used. Forced settings take effect 3 seconds after enabling or disabling the settings. The forced
option only supports NIC speeds of 10Mbps or 100Mb/s.
•
NIC Speed—Selects a NIC speed of 10Mb/s or 100Mb/s
Click Apply to save the new settings.
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Information tab
Information tab
This screen displays the detailed information of the SSL certificate currently in use by the Onboard
Administrator. An SSL certificate is used to certify the identity of Onboard Administrator and is required
by the underlying HTTP server to establish a secure (encrypted) communications channel with the client
web browser.
On initial start up, Onboard Administrator generates a default self-signed SSL certificate valid for 10
years, and the certificate is issued to the name of the Onboard Administrator. Because this default
certificate is self-signed, the "issued by" field is also set to the same name.
Status information
Row
Description
Cert Common Name
The Certificate Subject Common Name.
Certificate Information
Row
Description
Issued by
The certificate authority that issued the certificate
Valid from
The date from which the certificate is valid
Valid until
The date the certificate expires
Serial Number
The serial number assigned to the certificate by the certificate authority
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Row
Description
Version
Version number of current certificate
MD5 Fingerprint
This field is a validation of authenticity and is embedded in the certificate
SHA1 Fingerprint
This field is a validation of authenticity and is embedded in the certificate
Required Information
Row
Description
Country (C):
The two character country code that identifies the country where the Onboard
Administrator is located.
State or Province (ST):
The state or province where the Onboard Administrator is located.
City or Locality (L):
The city or locality where the Onboard Administrator is located.
Organization Name
(O):
The company that owns this Onboard Administrator.
Optional data
Row
Description
Contact Person
The person responsible for the Onboard Administrator.
Email Address
The email address of the person responsible for the Onboard Administrator.
Organizational Unit
The unit within the company or organization that owns the Onboard Administrator.
Surname
The surname of the person responsible for the Onboard Administrator.
Given Name
The given name of the person responsible for the Onboard Administrator.
Initials
The initials of the person responsible for the Onboard Administrator.
DN Qualifier
The distinguished name qualifier of the Onboard Administrator.
Certificate-signing request attributes
Row
Description
Unstructured Name
This is for additional information.
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Certificate Request tab
The Certificate Request tab allows you to enter the information needed to generate a self-signed certificate
or a standardized certificate-signing request to a certificate authority.
Required Information
Field
Possible values
Description
Country (C)
A valid country code that identifies the country where
Must be one to two
the Onboard Administrator is located.
characters in length.
Acceptable characters are
all alphanumeric, a space,
and the following
punctuation marks: ' ( ) + ,
-./:=?
State or Province (ST)
Must be 1 to 30 characters The state or province where the Onboard Administrator
in length.
is located.
City or Locality (L)
Must be 1 to 50 characters The city or locality where the Onboard Administrator is
in length.
located.
Organization Name
(O)
Must be 1 to 60 characters The organization that owns this Onboard Administrator.
in length.
When this information is used to generate a certificate
signing request, the issuing certificate authority can
verify that the organization requesting the certificate is
legally entitled to claim ownership of the given
company name or organization.
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Field
Possible values
Description
Common Name (CN)
Must be 1 to 60 characters The Onboard Administrator name that appears in the
browser web address field. This certificate attribute is
in length. To prevent
security alerts, the value of generally referred to as the common name.
this field must match
exactly the host name as it
is known by the web
browser. The web browser
compares the host name in
the resolved web address
to the name that appears
in the certificate. For
example, if the web
address in the address
field is https://oa001635.xyz.com, then the
value must be oa001635.xyz.com.
Select Standby OA Host Name to include a request for a Standby Onboard Administrator certificate. Enter
the information in the Standby Common Name (CN) field, which must be 1 to 60 characters in length. This
selection only appears if you have a Standby Onboard Administrator in the enclosure.
Optional Information
Field
Possible values
Description
Contact Person
Must be 0 to 60 characters The person responsible for the Onboard Administrator.
in length.
Email Address
Must be 0 to 60 characters The email address of the contact person responsible for
in length.
the Onboard Administrator.
Organizational Unit
Must be 0 to 60 characters The unit within the company or organization that owns
in length.
the Onboard Administrator.
Surname
Must be 0 to 60 characters The surname of the person responsible for the Onboard
in length.
Administrator.
Given Name
Must be 0 to 60 characters The given name of the person responsible for the
in length.
Onboard Administrator.
Initials
Must be 0 to 20 characters The initials of the person responsible for the Onboard
in length.
Administrator.
DN Qualifier
Must be 0 to 60 characters The distinguished name qualifier of the Onboard
Administrator.
in length. Acceptable
characters are all
alphanumeric, the space,
and the following
punctuation marks: ' ( ) + ,
-./:=?
Certificate-signing request attributes
Field
Possible values
Description
Challenge Password
Must be 0 to 30 characters The password for the certificate-signing request
in length
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Field
Possible values
Description
Confirm Password
Must be 0 to 30 characters Confirm the Challenge Password
in length
Unstructured Name
Must be 0 to 60 characters This is for additional information (for example, an
in length
unstructured name that is assigned to the Onboard
Administrator)
Click Apply to generate a self-signed certificate or a standardized certificate-signing request.
Standardized certificate-signing request
This screen displays a standardized certificate signing request generated by the Onboard Administrator.
The content of the request in the text box may can be sent to a certificate authority of your choice for
signing. Once signed and returned from the certificate authority, the certificate can be uploaded under
the "Certificate Upload" tab.
If a static IP address is configured for Onboard Administrator when this certificate request is generated,
the certificate request will be issued to the static IP address. Otherwise, it is issued to the dynamic DNS
name of the Onboard Administrator. The certificate, by default, requests a valid duration of 10 years (this
value is currently not configurable).
When submitting the request to the certificate authority, be sure to:
1.
Use the Onboard Administrator URL for the server.
2.
Request the certificate be generated in the RAW format.
3.
Include the Begin and End certificate lines.
Firmware update
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The current firmware version installed on the Onboard Administrator, Active and Standby if there is more
than one, appears on this screen. The current Onboard Administrator hardware version also appears on
this screen.
To update the Onboard Administrator to the same version of firmware, click Synchronize Firmware. A
firmware image is created from the flash contents of the Onboard Administrator with the latest firmware
version and is flashed to the Onboard Administrator with the oldest firmware version. The Onboard
Administrator being upgraded reboots after the firmware is flashed.
To use the Synchronize Firmware feature, both Onboard Administrators must be running firmware version
2.10 or later, and both Onboard Administrators must have the same hardware version.
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Force Downgrade—You must use this option if the flash process cannot preserve the settings during
the downgrade. Selecting this option forces a downgrade of the firmware and settings are lost.
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Local File—You can browse for the firmware image file or you can enter the path of the firmware
image file in the textbox. The maximum number of characters in the file path is 256. Enter the file
path, and then click Upload.
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Image URL—Enter an http:// path to the firmware image file if it is located on a web server. The
maximum number of characters in the file path is 256. Enter the URL, and then click Apply.
After clicking Upload or Apply, a window appears showing the progress of the firmware download.
When the download completes, you are signed off the Onboard Administrator. You must sign in again.
USB Support
This field displays when a USB key is detected in the Active Onboard Administrator USB port and
firmware images are present. To download a firmware image and upgrade the Active Onboard
Administrator firmware, select a file from the menu, and then click Apply.
If you initiated the firmware update a timer appears while other users receive a dialog box informing
them that the enclosure is powering down and rebooting. After the enclosure reboots, you must sign in
again.
If two enclosures are attached, the firmware update process flashes the Standby Onboard Administrator
first and then flashes the primary Onboard Administrator. If you are unable to connect immediately
following a firmware update, wait 30 seconds for the enclosure to become available on the network.
To install a previous version of the firmware, select the Force downgrade box from the Firmware
Information section of the screen. Select the firmware file by browsing locally or by locating a URL using
the input boxes.
To obtain the latest firmware for your Onboard Administrator see the HP BladeSystem Updates website
(http://www.hp.com/go/bladesystemupdates).
System log
The System Log subcategory can be found within the Active Onboard Administrator category. The System
Log displays logged information of events within the Onboard Administrator.
Events are logged from the top of the list to the bottom, with the most recent logged event appearing at
the top of the list. The system log can be scrolled utilizing the scroll bar on the right side of the log screen
(if the log is larger than the display box). The log has a maximum capacity of 18.42 KB and
automatically deletes the oldest logged event first (first in, first out).
To clear the list of all logged events, click the Clear button on the lower-right below the system log display.
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Remote system logging is a feature that can be used to send Onboard Administrator syslog messages to
a remote server on the network for persistent storage. The syslog messages are sent from Onboard
Administrator using the UDP protocol on a port that can be specified by the user. The default remote
syslog port is 514.
Onboard Administrators Remote System Logging feature follows the guidelines in RFC3164
(http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3164.txt).
In most Linux systems, remote system logging can be enabled by starting syslogd with the "-r" option. The
remote syslog port must also be opened in the firewall. Documentation for your particular distribution
should be consulted for additional information. Windows does not have native support for remote system
logging. Any application that listens on UDP port 514 or the specified syslog port can receive remote
system log messages from the OA.
Once configured, Onboard Administrator remote system logging feature can be tested using the GUI's
Test button on the configuration page, or using the CLI's "TEST SYSLOG" command.
The list of possible events include:
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Enclosure Event 0x01: Enclosure Status Changed
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Enclosure Event 0x02: Enclosure UID Status Changed
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Enclosure Event 0x03: Enclosure Shutdown
•
Enclosure Event 0x04: Enclosure Information Changed
•
Enclosure Event 0x05: Enclosure Name Changed
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Enclosure Event 0x06: User Permissions Changed
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Enclosure Event 0x07: Administrator Rights Changed
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Enclosure Event 0x08: Enclosure Shutdown Pending
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Enclosure Event 0x09: Enclosure Topology Changed
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Enclosure Event 0x10: Fan Status Changed
•
Enclosure Event 0x11: Fan Inserted
•
Enclosure Event 0x12: Fan Removed
•
Enclosure Event 0x14: Thermal Subsystem Redundancy Status Changed
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Enclosure Event 0x15: Fan at Max Percentage
•
Enclosure Event 0x16: Add Fan to Bay
•
Enclosure Event 0x17: Remove Fan from Bay
•
Enclosure Event 0x18: Fan Over Consuming Power
•
Enclosure Event 0x20: Thermal Status Changed
•
Enclosure Event 0x30: Power Supply Status Changed
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Enclosure Event 0x31: Power Supply Inserted
•
Enclosure Event 0x32: Power Supply Removed
•
Enclosure Event 0x33: Power Supply Subsystem Redundant Status Changed
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Enclosure Event 0x34: Power Supply Subsystem Overloaded
•
Enclosure Event 0x35: AC Failure
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Enclosure Event 0x36: Inadequate Power or Cooling
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Enclosure Event 0x40: Interconnect Device Status Changed
•
Enclosure Event 0x41: Interconnect Device Reset
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Enclosure Event 0x42: Interconnect Device UID Status Changed
•
Enclosure Event 0x43: Interconnect Device Inserted
•
Enclosure Event 0x44: Interconnect Device Removed
•
Enclosure Event 0x45: Interconnect Device Information Changed
•
Enclosure Event 0x46: Interconnect Device Health LED Status Changed
•
Enclosure Event 0x47: Interconnect Device Thermal Status Changed
•
Enclosure Event 0x48: Interconnect Device CPU Fault
•
Enclosure Event 0x49: Interconnect Device Power Mode Changed
•
Enclosure Event 0x50: Enclosure Demonstration Mode
•
Blade Event 0x100: Blade Device Status Changed
•
Blade Event 0x101: Blade Device Inserted
•
Blade Event 0x102: Blade Device Removed
•
Blade Event 0x103: Blade Device Power State Changed
•
Blade Event 0x104: Blade Device Power Management Changed
•
Blade Event 0x105: Blade Device UID Status Changed
•
Blade Event 0x106: Blade Device Shutdown
•
Blade Event 0x107: Blade Device Fault
•
Blade Event 0x108: Blade Device Thermal Status Change
•
Blade Event 0x110: Blade Device Information Changed
•
Blade Event 0x111: Blade Bay Management Processor Changed
•
Blade Event 0x112: ILO Ready
•
Blade Event 0x114: Keying Error
•
Blade Event 0x115: ILO Has IP Address
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LCD Event 0x200: Display Changed
•
LCD Event 0x201: Button Pressed
•
LCD Event 0x202: Pin Information Changed
•
LCD Event 0x203: User Note Information Changed
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LCD Event 0x204: Chat Requested
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LCD Event 0x205: Chat Response Sent
•
LCD Event 0x206: LCD Display State Changed
•
Enclosure Event 0x1001: Network Information Changed
•
Enclosure Event 0x1002: SNMP Information Changed
•
Enclosure Event 0x1003: System Log Cleared
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Enclosure Event 0x1004: Session Cleared
•
Enclosure Event 0x1005: Time Changed
•
Enclosure Event 0x1006: Session Started
•
Enclosure Event 0x1007: Blade Connected
•
Enclosure Event 0x1008: Blade Disconnected
•
Enclosure Event 0x1009: Switch Connected
•
Enclosure Event 0x100A: Switch Disconnected
•
Enclosure Event 0x100B: Blade Cleared
•
Enclosure Event 0x100C: Switch Cleared
•
Enclosure Event 0x100D: AlertMail Information Changed
•
Enclosure Event 0x100E: LDAP Information Changed
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Enclosure Event 0x100F: EBIPA Information Changed
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Enclosure Event 0x1013: User Information Changed
•
Enclosure Event 0x1014: Bay Changed
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Enclosure Event 0x1016: Onboard Administrator Reboot
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Enclosure Event 0x1017: Onboard Administrator Logoff Request
•
Enclosure Event 0x1018: User Added
•
Enclosure Event 0x1019: User Deleted
•
Enclosure Event 0x1020: User Enabled
•
Enclosure Event 0x1021: User Disabled
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Enclosure Event 0x1201: Flash Pending
•
Enclosure Event 0x1202: Flash Started
•
Enclosure Event 0x1203: Flash Progress
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Enclosure Event 0x1204: Flash Complete
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Enclosure Event 0x1210: Non-iLo EBIPA
Standby Onboard Administrator module
When a second HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator is placed in the enclosure, it becomes the
Standby Onboard Administrator. The Standby Onboard Administrator will normally be placed in the right
Onboard Administrator tray in the rear of the enclosure. The left Onboard Administrator is normally the
primary Onboard Administrator by default. By selecting the Active to Standby screen, you can force a
transition within the Onboard Administrator user interface to make the Active Onboard Administrator
become the Standby Onboard Administrator.
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For an Active/Standby relationship, the two Onboard Administrator modules must have the same
firmware version installed. If the firmware versions are not identical, the Insight Display and the main
status screen of the Onboard Administrator will identify this error and will alert the user through SNMP if
enabled.
If using two Onboard Administrators, each Onboard Administrator has a unique IP address. Refer to the
Insight Display to get the IP addresses for the Active and Standby Onboard Administrators and write them
down. When looking at the enclosure from the rear, the bay on the left is bay 1, while the bay on the
right is bay 2. When the Active Onboard Administrator transitions to the Standby Onboard Administrator,
the DNS host name and IP addresses remains the same. To connect to the new Active Onboard
Administrator, you must completely close your browser and connect to the host name or IP address of the
former Standby Onboard Administrator.
Status, Information, and Virtual Buttons tabs
The information contained under the Status, Information and Virtual Buttons tabs are the same as they are
for an Active Onboard Administrator. For information on these tabs, see the "Active Onboard
Administrator" section of this guide.
TCP/IP Settings for Standby Onboard Administrator
This screen displays the current TCP/IP settings for the Onboard Administrator.
Information
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Field
Description
MAC Address
The Onboard Administrator MAC address. This is an informational field and cannot
be changed.
IP Address
Static IP address for the Onboard Administrator (required if static IP settings is
selected)
Subnet Mask
Subnet mask for the Onboard Administrator (required if static IP settings is selected)
Gateway
Gateway address for the Onboard Administrator (required if static IP settings is
selected)
DNS Server 1
The IP address for the primary DNS server
DNS Server 2
The IP address for the secondary DNS server
Onboard Administrator Name (DNS Host Name)—The name of the Onboard Administrator. The default
for this field is the DNS host name.
NIC Settings
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Auto-Negotiate—Automatically configures the best link. This is the default setting. This option
supports a NIC speed of 10Mb/s, 100Mbps, or 1000Mb/s. The 1000Mb/s setting is only
available when Auto-Negotiate is selected.
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Forced Full Duplex—Enables you to manually specify which settings the external NIC uses when
trying to establish a link. The Onboard Administrator does not verify that the forced Ethernet settings
are valid on the network. The loss of communications might occur if the wrong or incompatible
settings are used. Forced settings take effect 3 seconds after enabling or disabling the settings. The
forced option only supports NIC speeds of 10Mb/s or 100Mb/s.
To modify the TCP/IP settings, select Click here.
Standby Onboard Administrator Virtual Buttons tab
Click Reset to reset the Onboard Administrator. A confirmation screen appears, asking if you are sure that
you want to perform the action and that you will be signed out and disconnected from the Onboard
Administrator. Click OK to proceed, or click Cancel to exit without a change.
Click Toggle On/Off to change the Onboard Administrator module UID LED. This button is useful in
identifying a particular Onboard Administrator when there are more than one.
Standby Certificate Request tab
The Standby Certificate Request tab enables you to enter the information needed to generate a self-signed
certificate or a standardized certificate-signing request to a certificate authority.
Required Information
Field
Possible values
Description
Country (C)
Must be a two character
country code. Acceptable
characters are all
alphanumeric, a space,
and the following
punctuation marks: ' ( ) + ,
-./:=?
The two character country code that identifies the
country where the Onboard Administrator is located.
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Field
Possible values
Description
State or Province (ST)
Must be 1 to 30 characters The state or province where the Onboard Administrator
in length.
is located.
City or Locality (L)
Must be 1 to 50 characters The city or locality where the Onboard Administrator is
in length.
located.
Organization Name
(O)
Must be 1 to 60 characters The organization that owns this Onboard Administrator.
in length.
When this information is used to generate a certificate
signing request, the issuing certificate authority can
verify that the organization requesting the certificate is
legally entitled to claim ownership of the given
company name or organization.
Common Name (CN)
Must be 1 to 60 characters The Onboard Administrator name that appears in the
browser web address field. This certificate attribute is
in length. To prevent
security alerts, the value of generally referred to as the common name.
this field must match
exactly the host name as it
is known by the web
browser. The web browser
compares the host name in
the resolved web address
to the name that appears
in the certificate. For
example, if the web
address in the address
field is https://oa001635.xyz.com, then the
value must be oa001635.xyz.com.
Select Active OA Host Name to include a request for an Active Onboard Administrator certificate. Enter
the information in the Active Common Name (CN) field, which must be 1 to 60 characters in length.
Optional information
Field
Possible values
Description
Contact Person
Must be 0 to 60 characters The person responsible for the Onboard Administrator.
in length.
Email Address
Must be 0 to 60 characters The email address of the contact person responsible for
in length.
the Onboard Administrator.
Organizational Unit
Must be 0 to 60 characters The unit within the company or organization that owns
in length.
the Onboard Administrator.
Surname
Must be 0 to 60 characters The surname of the person responsible for the Onboard
in length.
Administrator.
Given Name
Must be 0 to 60 characters The given name of the person responsible for the
in length.
Onboard Administrator.
Initials
Must be 0 to 20 characters The initials of the person responsible for the Onboard
in length.
Administrator.
DN Qualifier
Must be 0 to 60 characters The distinguished name qualifier of the Onboard
in length.
Administrator.
Certificate-signing request attributes
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Field
Possible values
Description
Challenge Password
Must be 0 to 30 characters The password for the certificate-signing request
in length
Confirm Password
Must be 0 to 30 characters Confirm the Challenge Password
in length
Unstructured Name
Must be 0 to 60 characters This is for additional information (for example, an
in length
unstructured name that is assigned to the Onboard
Administrator)
Click Apply to generate a self-signed certificate or a standardized certificate-signing request.
Standardized certificate-signing request
This screen displays a standardized certificate signing request generated by the Onboard Administrator.
The content of the request in the text box may can be sent to a certificate authority of your choice for
signing. Once signed and returned from the certificate authority, the certificate can be uploaded under
the "Certificate Upload" tab.
If a static IP address is configured for Onboard Administrator when this certificate request is generated,
the certificate request will be issued to the static IP address. Otherwise, it is issued to the dynamic DNS
name of the Onboard Administrator. The certificate, by default, requests a valid duration of 10 years (this
value is currently not configurable).
When submitting the request to the certificate authority, be sure to:
1.
Use the Onboard Administrator URL for the server.
2.
Request the certificate be generated in the RAW format.
3.
Include the Begin and End certificate lines.
Standby Certificate Upload tab
There are two methods for uploading certificates for use in HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator:
•
Paste certificate contents into the text field and click Upload.
•
Paste the URL of the certificate into the URL field and click Apply.
The certificate to be uploaded must be from a certificate request sent out and signed by a certificate
authority for this particular Onboard Administrator. Otherwise, the certificate fails to match the private
keys used to generate the certificate request, and the certificate is rejected. Also, if the Onboard
Administrator domain has been destroyed or reimported, then you must repeat the steps for generating a
certificate request. It will be re-signed by a certificate authority because the private keys are destroyed
and recreated along with the Onboard Administrator domain.
If the new certificate is successfully accepted and installed by the Onboard Administrator, then you are
automatically signed out. The HTTP server must be restarted for the new certificate to take effect.
Device bays
Device Bay Overview screen
Device Bay Summary
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In the Systems and Devices menu, the Device Bays category lists all blades in the enclosure. Selecting the
Device Bays from the menu, the device list appears with a grid showing the status of each blade in the
enclosure.
The checkbox in the first column on the top row toggles all checkboxes for all blades in the enclosure,
which can be used to cycle power to all server blades in the enclosure. Optionally, you can use individual
checkboxes to select a specific blade. After selecting blades, choose Virtual Power, UID state, One Time
Boot or DVD from the drop down menus to perform the appropriate action. Virtual commands are not
applicable to storage blades.
Device List
Column
Description
Checkbox
Select bays by selecting the checkboxes to which you want to apply the Virtual
Power, UID State, One Time Boot, or DVD features.
Bay
The device bay within the enclosure
Status
The overall status of the device. Possible values are Unknown, OK, Degraded,
Failed, and Other.
UID
The status of the UID on the device. Possible values are On (blue), Off (gray) or
Blink. When the UID light is in a blink state, a critical operation is being performed
on the device and should not be interrupted.
Power State
The power state of the device. Possible values are On or Off.
iLO IP Address
The IP address of the iLO within the server blade. Not applicable for storage blade.
iLO Name
The DNS name of the iLO within the server blade. Not applicable for storage blade.
iLO DVD Status
The status of the DVD connection to the server blade. A status of Incompatible
Firmware means the DVD feature is not supported with the iLO firmware installed on
the device.
Information on this page is current as of the last download. To view updated information, click Refresh.
UID State
The UID State dropdown menu is used to set the UID light on the blades. Turning on the UID light aids in
locating a specific blade within an enclosure. The UID lights can be turned on or off one at a time or as
groups, depending on the checkboxes.
Virtual Power
Virtual power commands do not apply to storage blades.
Button
Description
Momentary Press
This button mimics a physical momentary press of the power button on the server
blade. Clicking this button powers the server blade on or off gracefully.
Press and Hold
This button mimics a physical press and hold of the power button on the server
blade. Clicking this button forces the server blade to shut power off without regard
for first shutting down the OS before turning power off. This option is not available
when the server blade is off.
Cold Boot
Clicking this button immediately removes power from the system. This option is not
available when the server blade is off.
Reset
Clicking this button performs a system reset. This option is not available when the
server blade is off.
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One Time Boot
Option
Description
Diskette Drive (A:)
Forces the server blade to reboot to the diskette drive. Be sure the diskette drive is
attached to the server blade before selecting this option.
CD-ROM
Forces the server blade to reboot to the CD-ROM drive. Be sure the CD-ROM drive is
attached to the server blade before selecting this option.
Hard Drive C:
Forces the server blade to reboot to the hard disk.
RBSU
Forces the server blade to boot to the ROM-Based Setup Utility.
PXE NIC
Forces the server blade to boot to PXE NIC.
DVD
The DVD menu enables you to select either Enclosure DVD if present or one of the listed ISO files from an
attached USB key or None - for connecting the selected blades to the enclosure media. The enclosure
media can be connected to multiple blades at the same time. Different USB key ISO files can be attached
to different servers at the same. After the enclosure media is connected using the DVD menu, you can use
the Virtual Power menu to reboot the selected server blades in the list.
Device Bay Status tab
Selecting a specific blade within the enclosure opens the Device Bay Information, the Bay xx page, where
xx is the bay selected. Information provided on this screen includes tabs for Status, Information, Virtual
Buttons, and Boot Options.
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The Server Management section of the page contains two links to aid the management of the server blade
in the device bay: iLO and Port Mapping Information.
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iLO
The iLO for the server blade in the device bay is available by clicking iLO. The server-generated iLO page
appears, which is separate from Onboard Administrator.
The Onboard Administrator provides a one-time login (login bypass) to ProLiant iLO 2 management
processors. iLO Access levels are mapped by the Onboard Administrator privilege level (user must have
access to the bay):
Onboard Administrator Administrator—Administer User Accounts, Remote Console Access, Virtual Power
and Reset, Virtual Media, Configure iLO settings.
Onboard Administrator Operator—Remote Console Access, Virtual Power and Reset, Virtual Media,
Configure iLO settings.
Onboard Administrator User—Remote Console Access, Virtual Media.
A temporary iLO user is created when a Onboard Administrator user launches the iLO Web Interface or
an iLO remote console. The Onboard Administrator can create up to a maximum of 3 temporary accounts
for each iLO. If there are 3 or more temporary Onboard Administrator accounts already on an iLO the
Onboard Administrator will delete the oldest temporary users in iLO user databases.
Port Mapping Information
Information regarding port mapping for all devices in the device bay is available by clicking Port
Mapping Information.
Status information
Row
Description
Status
The overall status of the blade. Possible values are Unknown, OK, Degraded, Failed,
or Other with an informational icon. The informational icon with an Other status
displays until the server blade is configured for Virtual Connect Manager. See the
Diagnostic Information table for further information.
Powered
The power state of the blade. Possible values are On or Off.
Power Allocated
The amount of power allocated to the blade in watts.
Ambient Temperature
The temperature of the blade in degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit.
Ambient Caution
Threshold
The temperature thresholds at which the server blade will display a degraded status
because of a thermal condition.
Ambient Critical
Threshold
The temperature thresholds at which the server blade will shut down because of a
degraded thermal condition.
Partner Device
The storage blade the server blade is partnered with. This information does not
display if there is no partner device.
Diagnostic Information
Diagnostic information is gathered by polling a device microcontroller (resulting in a degraded status if a
failure has occurred) or is sent by the device microcontroller, without being polled to report a failure.
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Row
Description
Device Identification
Data
Contains information on model name, part number, serial number, and other
information used to identify the device. This data is also referred to as FRU data.
Device identification data error displays if the data is not present or not readable by
the Onboard Administrator.
Management Processor Status of the iLO. Possible values are OK or Error.
Temperature
Temperature is above the warning threshold. Possible values are OK or Temperature
Warning.
Overheat Check
Temperature is above the danger threshold. Possible values are OK or Critical
temperature threshold reached.
I/O Configuration
Device bay configuration is incorrect. If a storage blade is partnered with a full
height server blade, and the server blade does not have the correct mezzanine card,
an invalid I/O configuration will result. Possible values are OK or I/O mismatch
detected. See the EBIPA section for more information.
Power Allocation
Request
There is insufficient power to adequately power this server blade. Possible values are
OK or Insufficient enclosure power.
Cooling
There are an insufficient number of fans to properly cool this server blade or the fan
configuration is incorrect. Possible values are OK or Insufficient fans for enclosure
cooling.
Device Location
The server blade has been placed in the wrong slot in the enclosure according to the
current fan configuration. Possible values are OK or Incorrect location for proper
device cooling.
Device Operational
Device has failed; status was not requested by the Onboard Administrator. Possible
values are OK or Error
Device Degraded
Device has failed; status was requested by the Onboard Administrator. Possible
values are OK or Error
Partner Device Link
Possible values are OK or Inappropriate device in adjacent bay. This information
does not display if the server blade is not partnered with a storage blade.
Virtual Connect
Configured
Possible values are Configured for Virtual Connect or Not configured for Virtual
Connect. When the server blade is Not configured for Virtual Connect an
informational icon with an Other status displays. Go to the Virtual Connect Manager
to configure the server blade profile.
Column
Description
Sensor
The sensor number
Location
Location of sensor in the device
Status
This is the status of the temperature sensor. The status matches the graphic
presentation of the temperature.
Temperature
Graphic presentation of temperature
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Server blade information tab
Device Information
Row
Description
Blade Type
Server blade
Manufacturer
Name of the company that manufactured the server blade
Product Name
Common descriptive name for the server blade
Part Number
Part number used when ordering an additional or replacement server blade of this
type
System Board Spare
Part Number
Part number used when ordering an additional or replacement system board of this
type
Serial Number
The static factory serial number for the server blade
Serial Number (Logical) A relocatable serial number assigned to the server blade
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Row
Description
UUID
The Universally Unique Identifier assigned to the server blade
UUID (Logical)
A relocatable Universally Unique Identifier assigned to the server blade
BIOS Server Name
If configured, this is the server name of the installed server blade. This is not the OS
server name.
BIOS Asset Tag
If configured, this is the asset tag of the installed server blade.
ROM Version
ROM version number
Server NIC Information
Row
Description
Port: NIC 1
The MAC address of this NIC port
Port: NIC 2
The MAC address of this NIC port
Port: NIC 3
The MAC address of this NIC port. This port is only present on full-height server
blades.
Port: NIC 4
The MAC address of this NIC port. This port is only present on full-height server
blades.
Port: iLO
The MAC address of the iLO port for the server blade in this enclosure slot
Port: iSCSI 1
The MAC address of this iSCSI port
Port: iSCSI 2
The MAC address of this iSCSI port
Mezzanine Card Information
Column
Description
Mezzanine Slot
The physical slot in which the mezzanine card is located
Mezzanine Device
The common or product name of the mezzanine device
Mezzanine Device Port The port assigned to the mezzanine device
Device ID
The MAC address of the interconnect bay port
CPU and Memory Information
Row
Description
CPU 1 through CPU (x) CPU type and speed or Not present
Memory
Memory size
Server blade virtual devices tab
Virtual Power
Button
Description
Momentary Press
This button mimics a physical momentary press of the power button on the server
blade. Clicking this button powers the server blade on or off gracefully.
Press and Hold
This button mimics a physical press and hold of the power button on the server
blade. Clicking this button forces the server blade to shut power off without regard
for first shutting down the OS before turning power off. This option is not available
when the server blade is off.
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Button
Description
Cold Boot
Clicking this button immediately removes power from the system. This option is not
available when the server blade is off.
Reset
Clicking this button performs a system reset. This option is not available when the
server blade is off.
UID Light
Clicking Toggle On/Off turns the UID light on the server blade on (blue) or off (gray) for identification of
the selected server blade.
DVD Drive
Column
Description
Connect to Device
The menu enables you to connect or disconnect the shared DVD drive by selecting
Connect to Enclosure DVD or Disconnect DVD Hardware.
iLO DVD Status
This field indicates whether or not the server blade has a Virtual Media connection.
Possible values are Connected or Disconnected. A status of Incompatible Firmware
means the DVD feature is not supported with the iLO firmware installed on the
device.
Device or Image URL
This field displays the current Virtual Media connection of the blade. Possible values
are Virtual Media Applet is connected, Feature not supported on Integrity iLO
version x.xx, SSH is disabled on this blade's iLO processor, Upgrade ProLiant iLO
version x.xx to 1.30 or higher, Enclosure DVD, Tray Open or No Media, or URL to
USB key ISO image file.1
1
NOTE: The actual iLO firmware version is shown in the format x.xx.
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Boot Options tab
One Time Boot options
Option
Description
Select
The default option when viewing for the first time or before making any changes.
Floppy Drive (A:)
Forces the server blade to reboot to the floppy drive. Be sure the floppy is attached
to the server blade before selecting this option.
CD-ROM
Forces the server blade to reboot to the CD-ROM drive. Be sure the CD-ROM drive is
attached to the server blade before selecting this option.
Hard Drive C:
Forces the server blade to reboot to the hard disk.
RBSU
Forces the server blade to boot to the ROM-Based Setup Utility
PXE NIC
Forces the server blade to boot to PXE NIC
Click Apply to save settings.
Permanent Boot Method
To specify a Permanent Boot Method, select a device in the Boot order list and use the up and down
arrows to move the boot device. Continue this process until you have arranged the devices in order of
use. Alternately, the RBSU can be used to set the permanent boot order. All reboots, unless using the One
Time Boot option, will use the boot order specified in the Permanent Boot Method settings.
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IML Log tab
The IML Log tab displays information saved on the server blade's IML. The log items can include
informational, warning, or critical statuses. Last Update and Initial Update columns display dates, and the
Count column displays the number of times the entry was logged. The Description column displays the
verbose entry, describing the entry in more detail.
Storage blades
In the Systems and Devices menu, the Device Bays category lists server blades and storage blades.
Selecting a storage blade menu item displays the status page of the storage blade (selecting the + symbol
to the left of the menu item does not expand the storage blade). Three tabs are available that display
specific information about the storage blade: Status, Information, and Virtual Devices.
Storage blades are inserted into the enclosure adjacent to server blades following physical placement
rules and ensuring the storage blade is powered on before powering on and associating a server blade
with it.
When using half-height server blades, the storage blade must be placed in the slot in the enclosure to the
left of the server blade. For each server blade installed in the enclosure, an associated storage blade can
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be placed in the enclosure to the left of the server blade (maximum of eight server blades and eight
storage blades).
When using full-height server blades, the storage blade must be placed into the lower slot in the enclosure
to the left of the server blade. Placing the storage blade to the top left slot of the enclosure causes a
partner device error. You can have a half-height server blade in the slot to the top-left of a full-height
server blade while a storage blade is to the lower left of the full-height server blade.
Full-height server blades require a mezzanine card to communicate with the appropriate storage blade. If
a storage blade is placed correctly next to a full-height server blade but the server blade is missing the
proper mezzanine card, a Configuration error, not a Partner Device Error, occurs.
If power to a server blade is disconnected, power to the associated storage blade is also disconnected.
Row
Description
Status
The overall status of the storage blade. Possible values are Unknown, OK,
Degraded, and Failed.
Powered
The power state of the storage blade. Possible values are On or Off.
Power Allocated
The amount of power allocated for use by the storage blade in watts.
Ambient Temperature
The temperature of the storage blade in degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit.
Ambient Caution
Threshold
The temperature thresholds at which the storage blade will display a degraded status
because of a thermal condition.
Ambient Critical
Threshold
The temperature thresholds at which the storage blade will shut down because of a
degraded thermal condition.
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Row
Description
Partner Device
Displays the server blade and bay the storage blade is associated with.
Diagnostic Information
Diagnostic information is gathered by polling a device microcontroller (resulting in a degraded status if a
failure has occurred) or is sent by the device microcontroller, without being polled, to report a failure.
Row
Description
Device Identification
Data
Contains information on model name, part number, serial number, and other
information used to identify the device. This data is also referred to as FRU data.
Device identification data error displays if the data is not present or not readable by
the Onboard Administrator.
Management Processor Status of the storage controller's management interface processor. Possible values
are OK or Error.
Temperature
Temperature is above the warning threshold. Possible values are OK or Temperature
Warning.
Overheat Check
Temperature is above the danger threshold. Possible values are OK or Critical
temperature threshold reached.
Power Allocation
Request
There is insufficient power to adequately power the storage blade. Possible values
are OK or Insufficient enclosure power.
Cooling
There are an insufficient number of fans to properly cool this storage blade or the
fan configuration is incorrect. Possible values are OK or Insufficient fans for
enclosure cooling.
Device Location
Storage blade bay configuration status. Possible values are OK or Incorrect location
for proper device cooling.
Device Operational
Status of the storage blade. Possible values are OK or Error
Device Degraded
Device has failed; status was requested by the Onboard Administrator. Possible
values are OK or Error
Partner Device
Presence
The storage blade has a partner server. It must have a server next to it in the proper
configuration. Possible values are OK or No adjacent partner found.
Power Sequence
The storage blade must always be powered up first. If a storage blade is inserted
next to a server blade that is already powered up, it will be denied power. The
server blade must be powered down, so that the storage blade will power up, and
then the server blade can be powered up again. Possible values are OK or Potential
partner device is already ON.
Partner Device Link
When degraded, two storage blades have been placed next to each other in the
enclosure. Possible values are OK or Inappropriate device in adjacent bay.
Virtual Connect
Configured
Possible values are Configured for Virtual Connect or Not configured for Virtual
Connect.
Column
Description
Sensor
The sensor number
Location
Location of sensor in the device
Status
This is the status of the temperature sensor. The status matches the graphic
presentation of the temperature.
Temperature
Graphic presentation of temperature
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Row
Description
Blade Type
Server Blade
Manufacturer
The name of the company that manufactured the server blade.
Product Name
The common descriptive name of the server blade
Part Number
The part number to be used when ordering an additional or replacement server
blade of this type
Spare Part Number
The spare part number to be used when ordering an additional or replacement
server blade of this type
Serial Number
The unique serial number of the server blade
Server Name
If configured, the server name of the installed server blade
Asset Tag
If configured, the asset tag of the installed server blade
ROM Version
ROM version number
The blade UID LED for the storage blade is toggled from this screen. To toggle the blade UID LED, click
the Toggle On/Off button.
The icon directly above the Toggle On/Off button is gray when the blade UID LED is inactive and is blue
when active.
I/O expansion blade information
Selecting a specific I/O expansion blade displays the Device Bay Information—Bay xx page, where xx is
the bay selected. Information provided on this screen includes tabs for Status, Information, and Virtual
Devices.
Status tab
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Status information
Row
Description
Status
The overall status of the blade. Possible values are Unknown, OK, Degraded, or
Failed
Powered
The power state of the blade. Possible values are On or Off
Power Allocated
The amount of power allocated to the blade in watts.
Partner Device
The server blade the I/O expansion blade is partnered with
The information in the status information table is current as of the last download. Click Refresh to update
the status information.
Diagnostic Information
Diagnostic information is gathered by polling a device microcontroller (resulting in a degraded status if a
failure has occurred) or is sent by the device microcontroller, without being polled to report a failure.
Row
Description
Device Identification
Data
Information such as model name, part number, serial number, and other information
used to identify the device is checked. This data is also referred to as FRU data. If
the data is not present or not readable by the Onboard Administrator, a device
identification data error displays. Possible values are OK or Error.
Management Processor Status of the iLO. Possible values are OK or Error.
I/O Configuration
Device bay configuration is incorrect. If a storage blade is partnered with a fullheight server blade and the server blade does not have the correct mezzanine card,
then an invalid I/O configuration results. Possible values are OK or I/O mismatch
detected.
Power Allocation
Request
There is insufficient power to adequately power this blade. Possible values are OK
or Insufficient enclosure power.
Cooling
There is an insufficient number of fans to properly cool this server blade, or the fan
configuration is incorrect. Possible values are OK or Insufficient fans for enclosure
cooling.
Device Location
The I/O blade is in the wrong slot in the enclosure according to the current fan
configuration. Possible values are OK or Incorrect location for proper device
cooling.
Device Operational
Device has failed. Status was not requested by the Onboard Administrator. Possible
values are OK or Error
Device Degraded
Device has failed. Status was requested by the Onboard Administrator. Possible
values are OK or Error
Partner Device
Presence
The I/O expansion blade has a partner server. It must have a server next to it in the
proper configuration. Possible values are OK or No adjacent partner found.
Power Sequence
The I/O expansion blade must always be powered up first. If an I/O expansion
blade is inserted next to a server blade that is already powered up, it is denied
power. The server blade must be powered down so the I/O expansion blade can
power up, and then the server blade can be powered up again. Possible values are
OK or Potential partner device is already ON.
Partner Device Link
Possible values are OK or Inappropriate device in adjacent bay. This information
does not display if the server blade is not partnered with a storage blade.
Temperature Sensors
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Column
Description
Sensor
The sensor number
Location
Location of sensor in the device
Status
This is the status of the temperature sensor. The status matches the graphic
presentation of the temperature.
Temperature
Graphic presentation of temperature
I/O expansion blade information tab
Device Information
Row
Description
Blade Type
I/O Expansion Blade
Manufacturer
Name of the company that manufactured the I/O expansion blade
Product Name
Common descriptive name for the I/O expansion blade
Part Number
Part number to be used when ordering an additional or replacement I/O expansion
blade of this type
System Board Spare
Part Number
Part number to be used when ordering an additional or replacement system board of
this type
Serial Number
Unique serial number for the I/O expansion blade
ROM Version
ROM version number
I/O expansion blade virtual devices tab
UID Light
Clicking Toggle On/Off turns the UID light on the I/O expansion blade on (blue) or off (gray) for easy
identification of the selected I/O expansion blade.
Server blade information
Selecting a specific server blade will display the Device Bay Information—Bay xx page, where xx is the
bay selected. Information provided on this screen includes tabs for Status, Information, Virtual Buttons,
Boot Options, and IML Log.
Status tab
Status information
Row
Description
System Event Health
The internal System Event Health that the device is reporting. If the status is not OK,
examine the blade System Event Log on the iLO to determine the cause of the
condition. Possible values are OK, Degraded, or Failed.
Status
The overall status of the blade. Possible values are Unknown, OK, Degraded, Failed,
or Other with an informational icon. The informational icon with an Other status
displays until the server blade is configured for Virtual Connect Manager. See the
Diagnostic Information table for further information.
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Row
Description
Powered
The power state of the blade. Possible values are On, Off, or Delayed.
Power Delay
Remaining
The number of seconds remaining before the device powers on.
Power Allocated
The amount of power allocated to the blade in watts.
Partner Device
The storage blade the server blade is partnered with. This information does not
display if there is no partner device.
The information in the status information table is current as of the last download. Click Refresh to update
the status information.
Diagnostic Information
Diagnostic information is gathered by polling a device microcontroller (resulting in a degraded status if a
failure has occurred) or is sent by the device microcontroller, without being polled to report a failure.
Row
Description
Device Identification
Data
Information such as model name, part number, serial number, and other information
used to identify the device is checked. This data is also referred to as FRU data. If
the data is not present or not readable by the Onboard Administrator, a device
identification data error displays. Possible values are OK or Error.
Management Processor Status of the iLO. Possible values are OK or Error.
Temperature
Temperature is above the warning threshold. Possible values are OK or Temperature
Warning.
Overheat Check
Temperature is above the danger threshold. Possible values are OK or Critical
temperature threshold reached.
I/O Configuration
Device bay configuration is incorrect. If a storage blade is partnered with a fullheight server blade, and the server blade does not have the correct mezzanine card,
then an invalid I/O configuration results. Possible values are OK or I/O mismatch
detected.
Power Allocation
Request
There is insufficient power to adequately power this server blade. Possible values are
OK or Insufficient enclosure power.
Cooling
There is an insufficient number of fans to properly cool this server blade, or the fan
configuration is incorrect. Possible values are OK or Insufficient fans for enclosure
cooling.
Device Location
The server blade has been placed in the wrong slot in the enclosure according to the
current fan configuration. Possible values are OK or Incorrect location for proper
device cooling.
Device Operational
Device has failed. Status was not requested by the Onboard Administrator. Possible
values are OK or Error
Device Degraded
Device has failed. Status was requested by the Onboard Administrator. Possible
values are OK or Error
iLO Network
Detects an iLO network configuration problem. Possible values are OK or iLO
network configuration problem, check connectivity to iLO default gateway. If the
problem continues, then attempt to reset iLO using the iLO GUI or the Onboard
Administrator CLI HPONCFG command to send a script command to reset iLO.
Enclosure Dynamic
Power Capping
A warning that communication with iLO has been lost and power capping cannot be
set.
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Row
Description
Partner Device Link
Possible values are OK or Inappropriate device in adjacent bay. This information
does not display if the server blade is not partnered with a storage blade.
Virtual Connect
Configured
Possible values are Configured for Virtual Connect or Not configured for Virtual
Connect. When the server blade is Not configured for Virtual Connect, an
informational icon with an Other status displays. Go to the Virtual Connect Manager
to configure the server blade profile.
Low Power Request
The blade reported an abnormally low power requirement. The blade was powered
off and did not release all of the power. The blade will continue to operate properly
but a service representative needs to be contacted to correct the issue.
Temperature Sensors
Column
Description
Sensor
The sensor number
Location
Location of sensor in the device
Status
This is the status of the temperature sensor. The status matches the graphic
presentation of the temperature.
Temperature
Graphic presentation of temperature
Related topic
Storage blade information
Server blade information tab
Device Information
Row
Description
Blade Type
Server blade
Manufacturer
Name of the company that manufactured the server blade
Product Name
Common descriptive name for the server blade
Part Number
Part number used when ordering an additional or replacement server blade of this
type
System Board Spare
Part Number
Part number used when ordering an additional or replacement system board of this
type
Serial Number
The static factory serial number for the server blade
Serial Number (Logical) A relocatable serial number assigned to the server blade
UUID
The Universally Unique Identifier assigned to the server blade
UUID (Logical)
A relocatable Universally Unique Identifier assigned to the server blade
BIOS Server Name
If configured, this is the server name of the installed server blade. This is not the OS
server name.
BIOS Asset Tag
If configured, this is the asset tag of the installed server blade.
ROM Version
ROM version number
Server NIC Information
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Row
Description
Port: NIC 1
The MAC address of this NIC port
Port: NIC 2
The MAC address of this NIC port
Port: NIC 3
The MAC address of this NIC port. This port is only present on full-height server
blades.
Port: NIC 4
The MAC address of this NIC port. This port is only present on full-height server
blades.
Port: iLO
The MAC address of the iLO port for the server blade in this enclosure slot
Port: iSCSI 1
The MAC address of this iSCSI port
Port: iSCSI 2
The MAC address of this iSCSI port
Mezzanine Card Information
Column
Description
Mezzanine Slot
The physical slot in which the mezzanine card is located
Mezzanine Device
The common or product name of the mezzanine device
Mezzanine Device Port The port assigned to the mezzanine device
Device ID
The MAC address of the interconnect bay port
CPU and Memory Information
Row
Description
CPU 1 through CPU (x) CPU type and speed or Not present
Memory
Memory size
Related topic
Storage blade information tab
Server blade boot options tab
One Time Boot from selections
Option
Description
Select
The default option when viewing for the first time or before making any changes.
Diskette Drive (A:)
Forces the server blade to reboot to the diskette drive. Be sure the diskette drive is
attached to the server blade before selecting this option.
CD-ROM
Forces the server blade to reboot to the CD-ROM drive. Be sure the CD-ROM drive is
attached to the server blade before selecting this option.
Hard Drive C:
Forces the server blade to reboot to the hard disk.
RBSU
Forces the server blade to boot to the ROM-Based Setup Utility.
PXE NIC
Forces the server blade to boot to PXE NIC.
Click Apply to save settings.
Standard Boot Order (IPL)
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To specify a Standard Boot Order, select a device in the boot order list, and use the up and down arrows
to move the boot device. Continue this process until you have arranged the devices in the order you want
them used. Alternately, the RBSU can be used to set the Standard Boot Order. All reboots, unless using
the One Time Boot option, use the boot order specified in the Standard Boot Order settings.
Click Apply to save settings.
Server blade IML log tab
This tab displays the IML log from the server. It cannot be edited from the Onboard Administrator GUI.
See the server documentation for detailed information on the IML log.
Management Console
Management Processor Information
Row
Description
Name
The DNS name of the Management processor
Address
The IP address of the Management processor
MAC Address
The MAC address of the Management processor
Model
The common descriptor of the Management processor
Firmware Version
The installed firmware version of the Management processor
Remote Management
This section provides a link to the Management Console session.
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Interconnect bays
Interconnect Bay Summary screen
In the Enclosure Information menu, the Interconnect Bays category lists all the interconnect devices within
the enclosure. Selecting the interconnect bays menu item directly opens the interconnect device list with a
grid that shows the status of each interconnect device within the enclosure as well as the UID status,
power state, tray type, management URL, and product name. For information about accessing iLO from
the Interconnect Bay Summary, see the Interconnect Bay Status tab of this guide.
The Virtual Power menu enables you to turn an interconnect device on or off. HP recommends that only
one device be turned on or off at a time using this feature.
The UID State menu is used to set the UID LED on the interconnect device. Turning on the UID LED assists
in locating a specific interconnect device within an enclosure. These LEDs can be turned on or off one at a
time or as groups depending on the checkboxes.
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The checkbox in the first column on the top row toggles all checkboxes for all interconnect devices within
the enclosure on or off. This feature is useful if you want to toggle the UID state for all interconnect devices
on or off. Otherwise, the first column contains checkboxes that can be clicked to select individual
interconnect devices. After you select the appropriate interconnect device, you can select a Virtual Power
or UID State menu item to choose the appropriate action.
Interconnect Bay screen
The Interconnect Bay screen displays information about the bays where switches and routers can be
placed. Also, you can view the Onboard Administrator modules.
Click the Port Mapping Interconnect link to display port mapping information on the interconnect bay you
have selected. The port mapping information can also be selected from the navigation tree.
Status information
Row
Description
Status
The overall status of the interconnect device. Possible values are Unknown, OK,
Degraded, and Failed.
Thermal Status
The thermal status of the interconnect device. Possible values are Unknown, OK,
Degraded, and Failed.
Powered
The power state of the interconnect device. Possible values are On or Off.
Hardware Information
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Row
Description
Type
The interface type of the interconnect device. Possible values are Ethernet or fiber.
Manufacturer
The name of the company that manufactured the interconnect device.
Product Name
The common descriptive name of the interconnect device.
Part Number
The part number to be used when ordering an additional interconnect device of this
type.
Spare Part Number
The part number to be used when ordering a replacement interconnect device of this
type.
Serial Number
The unique serial number of the interconnect device.
Management IP
Address
IP address of the interconnect management interface.
Diagnostic Information
Row
Description
Device Identification
Data
Contains information on model name, part number, serial number, and other
information used to identify the device. This data is also referred to as FRU data.
Device identification data error displays if the data is not present or not readable by
the Onboard Administrator.
Management Processor Management processor is not responding. Possible values are OK or Error.
Temperature
Temperature is above the warning threshold. Possible values are OK or Temperature
Warning.
Overheat Check
Temperature is above the danger threshold. Possible values are OK or Critical
temperature threshold reached.
Device Operational
Device has failed; status was not requested by the Onboard Administrator. Possible
values are OK or Error.
Device Degraded
Device has failed; status was requested by the Onboard Administrator. Possible
values are OK or Error.
Interconnect Bay Virtual Buttons
Interconnect bay virtual buttons enable you to cycle power, reset, or toggle the UID on the device of your
choice from the Onboard Administrator GUI.
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Button
Description
Power Off
Clicking this button shuts the power off on the interconnect device
Reset
Clicking this button forces the interconnect device to shut down and then power back
up again, performing a reset
Toggle On/Off
Clicking this button turns the UID on the interconnect device on (blue) or off (gray) for
easy identification of the selected interconnect device
Interconnect Bay Port Mapping screen
The Interconnect Bay Port Mapping screen provides a graphical view and a table view of the interconnect
bay port mapping.
Graphical view
When you mouse over the port on the interconnect, the graphical view provides the same information that
appears in the table view.
Table view
Column
Description
Interconnect Bay Port
The number of the interconnect bay port in order from 1 to 16
Port Status
Current status of the port
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Column
Description
Device Bay
The device bay corresponding with the interconnect port mapping
Server Mezzanine Slot
The type of device placed into the mezzanine of the server blade
Server Mezzanine Port
The physical port of the mezzanine device
Device ID
The MAC address of the interconnect bay port
Enclosure power management
Power management planning
The power enclosures each contain six power supplies, which are monitored directly by Onboard
Administrator. Up to two power supply enclosures can be connected to a single enclosure.
Onboard Administrator is responsible for calculating the redundancy status, total available power, and
total power consumed. This information is displayed to the user and is used to manage power resources.
The Onboard Administrator power subsystem displays include status and information for each power
supply, as well as the power enclosure itself.
Also included in the power fault realm is control of the electronic fuses between the power backplane and
the server or switch bays. The Onboard Administrator will alert on fuse trips to enable you to reset fuses
manually.
When installing additional power supplies into the enclosure, different power supply part numbers are not
supported in the same enclosure. Onboard Administrator warns which power supplies must be replaced
with a caution icon.
For proper installation of the power supplies into the enclosure, see the HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure
Setup and Installation Guide.
Power and thermal
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Row
Description
Enclosure Ambient
Temperature
The temperature of the enclosure in both degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit.
Thermal Subsystem
Status
The overall thermal status of the enclosure. Possible values are Unknown, OK,
Degraded, and Failed.
Power Subsystem Status
The overall power status of the enclosure. Possible values are Unknown, OK,
Degraded, and Failed.
Redundancy Mode
The power redundancy mode of the enclosure. Possible values are AC Redundant,
Power Supply Redundant, or Not Redundant. For information on these modes, see
the HP BladeSystem c7000 User Guide.
VA Power Consumed
The amount of power consumed by all devices in the enclosure measured in VA.
VA Power Available
The amount of power available for consumption by the enclosure measured in VA.
Power management
To set the power management options in Onboard Administrator, go to the menu on the left and select the
enclosure to be managed, and then click Power and Thermal. The main Power Management page
appears and displays the following choices:
•
AC Redundant
•
Power Supply Redundant
•
Not Redundant
Beneath the main power management choices is the Dynamic Power Savings mode checkbox which
allows you to enable Dynamic Power Savings Mode.
The AC Input VA Limit field enables you to set a VA limit for the enclosure. After this limit is met by the
enclosure, it will not allow any further blades, power supplies, fans, or switches to power on. If a value is
entered into the VA Limit field that is lower than the currently used VA for the enclosure, the enclosure will
not power off any devices within the enclosure. However, if a device is powered off, it cannot power on
because of the VA limit rule set in the Onboard Administrator power management settings.
IMPORTANT: If redundancy mode is set to Redundant, AC Redundant, or Power Supply
Redundant, and power redundancy is lost, then you must either add additional power supplies
or change the redundancy mode setting in the Onboard Administrator to restore Power
Subsystem status. See the Insight Display for corrective steps.
The HP BladeSystem c3000 or c7000 Enclosure power management system enables you to configure the
enclosure to meet your needs. You can choose from the different modes on the Onboard Administrator
Power Management screen. The power modes are explained in the following table.
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Mode
Insight Display
name
Description
Redundant
Redundant
For DC power supplies only. In this configuration, N power
supplies are used to provide power and N are used to
provide redundancy (where N can equal 1, 2, or 3). Up to
three power supplies can fail without causing the enclosure
to fail. When correctly wired with redundant DC line feeds,
this configuration also ensures that a DC line feed failure
does not cause the enclosure to power off.
AC Redundant
AC Redundant
For AC power supplies only. In this configuration, N power
supplies are used to provide power, and N are used to
provide redundancy (where N can equal 1, 2, or 3). Up to
three power supplies can fail without causing the enclosure
to fail. When correctly wired with redundant AC line feeds,
this configuration also ensures that an AC line feed failure
does not cause the enclosure to power off.
Power Supply
Redundant
Power Supply
Up to six power supplies can be installed with one power
supply always reserved to provide redundancy. In the event
of a single power supply failure, the redundant power
supply takes over the load. A line feed failure of more than
one power supply causes the system to power off.
Not Redundant
None
There is no power redundancy and no power redundancy
warnings are given. If all power supplies are needed to
supply Present Power, then any power supply or line failure
may cause the enclosure to brown-out.
Dynamic Power
Dynamic Power
If enabled, Dynamic Power automatically places unused
power supplies in standby mode to increase enclosure
power supply efficiency, thereby minimizing enclosure
power consumption during lower power demand.
Increased power demands automatically return standby
power supplies to full performance. This mode is not
supported for low voltage on the c7000 enclosure.
Static Power Limit
Power Limit
An optional setting to limit power. Whenever you attempt
to power on a device, the total power demands of the new
device and of the devices already on are compared
against this Static Power Limit. If the total power demands
exceed the limit, the new device is prevented from
powering on.
See the Enclosure Dynamic Power Cap description for
more information on the Static Power Limit and how it
compares to the Enclosure Dynamic Power Cap.
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Mode
Insight Display
name
Description
Enclosure Dynamic
Power Cap
None
An optional setting that enables you to set a cap on a
group of servers in an enclosure. Set the cap between the
values shown above the Enclosure Dynamic Power Cap
field. These values are based on the enclosure's current
configuration.
As the servers run, the demand for power varies for each
server. A power cap for each server is set to provide the
server with enough power to meet its workload demands
while still conforming to the Enclosure Dynamic Power Cap.
You can use either the Static Power Limit or the Enclosure
Dynamic Power Cap in the following situations:
•
If the facility power is limited to the enclosure, you can
enter a fixed limit into each enclosure. For example, if
the hosted location limits the enclosure to 5000 W. In
the limit Enclosure Input Watts field, enter 5000. The
Onboard Administrator limits total power allocation to
5000 W, which might result in denying power to some
of the server blades.
•
If the facility limits cooling capacity to the enclosure,
then divide the limit of Btu/hr available to the enclosure
by 3.41 to determine the watts limit for that enclosure.
Enter that watts limit to restrict the heat load of the
enclosures. For example: The facility limits individual
enclosure to 27,280 Btu/hr. Then 27,280 divided by
3.41 yields 8,000 W. Enter the watts limit to restrict
that enclosure to 27,280 Btu/hr. This limit can result in
denying power to some of the server blades.
If you need to restrict an enclosure's electrical
load or thermal output, an Enclosure Dynamic
Power Cap is better. It enables more blades to
power on than a Static Power Limit does. A
Static Power Limit is better in the following
cases:
•
You do not want caps dynamically adjusted on your
blades.
•
You prefer to not power on a server blade if it cannot
be allocated full power (even if it typically consumes
less).
•
More than 1/4 of the blades in the enclosure do not
meet hardware or firmware requirements for the
Enclosure Dynamic Power Cap.
•
You do not have redundant AC power supplies.
Do not set a cap on an empty enclosure. This disables both
the Static Power Limit and the Enclosure Dynamic Power
Cap.
Dynamic Power—The default setting is Enabled. The following selections are valid:
•
Enabled—Some power supplies can be automatically placed on standby to increase overall
enclosure power subsystem efficiency.
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•
Disabled—All power supplies share the load. The power subsystem efficiency varies based on load.
Dynamic Power is not supported for low voltage on the c7000 enclosure.
Enclosure Power Meter
The power meter displays peak power use, average power use, and allocated power available in a
graph which enables fast and easy interpretation of the power situation for the enclosure. The power
meter is useful for showing trends in power consumption and can assist in troubleshooting the power
subsystem.
Graphical View tab
This screen enables you to see a graphical view of the power readings for the enclosure.
Average Power data graph
This graph shows the power usage of the enclosure over the previous 24 hours. The Onboard
Administrator collects power usage and Enclosure Dynamic Power Cap information from the enclosure
every 5 minutes. For each 5 minute time period, the peak and average power usage and the cap for that
time period are stored in a circular buffer. These values appear in the form of a bar graph, with the
average value in blue, the peak value in red, and the cap value in black. This data is reset when the
enclosure is reset. You can choose what is shown on the bar graph by selecting or clearing the Average,
Cap, and Min checkboxes.
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Present Power
This value represents the number of watts being consumed by all devices in the enclosure.
Most Recent Power Meter Reading
This value represents the most recent power reading from the enclosure.
Peak Power data graph
This graph shows the peak power usage and the Enclosure Dynamic Power Cap over the previous 24
hours.
The label Peak Power becomes Peak Power (Side A + Side B) when N+N redundant power is in place,
indicating that the peak is divided across two circuits. Also, two graphs are shown: One for Side A and
one for Side B.
The power distribution between Side A and Side B is estimated from the number of active power supplies
on each side. If redundancy is lost, the lost side shows peak power of zero.
Enclosure Dynamic Power Cap
This value represents the most recent Enclosure Dynamic Power Cap reading from the enclosure.
Average Power Reading
This value represents the average of the power readings from the enclosure over the last 24 hour period.
If the enclosure has not been running for 24 hours, then the value is the average of all the readings since
the enclosure was powered up.
Peak Power Reading
This value represents the peak power readings from the enclosure over the last 24 hour period. If the
enclosure has not been running for 24 hours, then the value is the maximum of all the readings since the
enclosure was powered up or the Onboard Administrator was reset.
The label Peak Power Reading becomes Peak Power Reading (Side A + Side B) when N+N redundant
power is in place, indicating that the peak is divided across two circuits.
Minimum Power Reading
This value represents the minimum power readings from the enclosure over the last 24 hour period. If the
enclosure has not been running for 24 hours, then the value is the minimum of all the readings since the
enclosure was powered up.
To toggle between Watts, Btu/hr, and Amps, click Show Values.
The Line Voltage value is used to provide conversion to Amps for display. The default value is based on
the power supply hardware model, not the actual line voltage. Select the actual line voltage for the
enclosure for a more accurate Amps conversion.
To view updated power meter information, click Refresh Page.
Refresh Page
When you restart an enclosure, HP recommends waiting five minutes and then pressing the Refresh Page
button because the Power Meter does not dynamically update.
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Enclosure Power Meter Table view
This screen enables you to view the power readings for the enclosure in a table format.
Enclosure Power Summary
Row
Description
Samples
Number of samples taken.
Average (Watts,
Btu/hr, or Amps)
This value shows the average of the power readings (Watts, Btu/hr, or Amps
depending on what you have selected) from the enclosure over the last 24 hour
period. If the enclosure has not been running for 24 hours, the value is the average
of all the readings since the enclosure was powered up.
Minimum (Watts,
Btu/hr, or Amps)
This value shows the minimum power readings (Watts, Btu/hr, or Amps depending
on what you have selected) from the enclosure over the last 24 hour period. If the
enclosure has not been running for 24 hours, the value is the minimum of all the
readings since the enclosure was powered up.
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Row
Description
Maximum (Watts,
Btu/hr, or Amps)
This value shows the maximum power readings (Watts, Btu/hr, or Amps depending
on what you have selected) from the enclosure over the last 24 hour period. If the
enclosure has not been running for 24 hours, the value is the maximum of all the
readings since the enclosure was powered up.
(Side A + Side B)
Present Power
This value shows the power being consumed by all devices in the enclosure.
Enclosure Power Detail
The Enclosure Power Detail table provides detailed information for each five minute sample period. Click
Date in the table heading to arrange the order of the detailed enclosure power information from present
date to oldest date or oldest date to present date.
The Show Values in field enables you to select between Watts, Btu/hr, and Amps.
The Line Voltage value is used to provide conversion to Amps for display. The default value is based on
the power supply hardware model, not the actual line voltage. Select the actual line voltage for the
enclosure for a more accurate Amps conversion.
To view updated power meter information, click Refresh Page.
Enclosure power allocation
To set the power management options in Onboard Administrator, go to the menu on the left and select the
enclosure to be managed, and then click Power and Thermal. The main Power Management page
appears and displays the following choices:
•
AC Redundant
•
Power Supply Redundant
•
Not Redundant
Beneath the main power management choices is the Dynamic Power Savings mode checkbox which
allows you to enable Dynamic Power Savings Mode.
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The AC Input VA Limit field enables you to set a VA limit for the enclosure. After this limit is met by the
enclosure, it will not allow any further blades, power supplies, fans, or switches to power on. If a value is
entered into the VA Limit field that is lower than the currently used VA for the enclosure, the enclosure will
not power off any devices within the enclosure. However, if a device is powered off, it cannot power on
because of the VA limit rule set in the Onboard Administrator power management settings.
Row
Description
Enclosure Ambient
Temperature
The temperature of the enclosure in degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit.
Thermal Subsystem
Status
The overall thermal status of the enclosure. Possible values are unknown, OK,
Degraded, and Failed.
Power Subsystem Status
The overall power status of the enclosure. Possible values are unknown, OK,
Degraded, and Failed.
Enclosure Power Mode
The power redundancy mode of the enclosure. Possible values are AC Redundant,
Power Supply Redundant, or Not Redundant. For information on these modes, see
the HP BladeSystem c7000 User Guide.
Present Power
The amount of power consumed by all devices in the enclosure measured in watts.
Power Limit
The amount of power available for consumption by the enclosure measured in
watts.
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The Power Allocation screen displays basic information regarding the power subsystem's total capacity,
redundant capacity, and the allocated power in watts. The Enclosure Internal Power graph displays the
watts that are allocated in green against a gray background, which represents the total redundant
capacity of the power supplies.
Power Supply Overview is accessible through the Power and Thermal section. The Power Supply
Overview provides more specialized information than the Device Power Usage page. There are two tabs
within this subsection: Status and Information.
The Status page displays power supply information in a table that provides bay, status, current output,
and output capacity information. At the bottom of the table, the total output and total capacity are
displayed. To refresh this display, click the Refresh button beneath the table on the right side of the page.
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The Information page displays specific information on the power supply subsystem as a whole. The table
contains fields that provide details on the subsystem status, redundancy mode, capacity, redundant
capacity, output power available, and consumed power.
Power Subsystem
Power supplies available for use in BladeSystem enclosures
Different power supply part numbers are not supported in the same enclosure. Onboard Administrator
warns which power supplies must be replaced with a caution icon.
Power Supply Summary
This screen provides status on the power subsystem and on each individual power supply. This screen
provides status and fault conditions of the power subsystem and individual power supplies.
Power subsystem
Row
Description
Power Subsystem Status
The status of the power supply. Possible values are Unknown, OK, Degraded, and
Failed.
Power Supplies Required The number of power supplies required to power the enclosure for the selected
(Redundant)
redundancy mode.
Power Supplies Required The minimum number of power supplies required to power the enclosure in a
(Non-Redundant)
nonredundancy mode.
Power supply status
Column
Description
Bay
The bay in the enclosure of the corresponding power supply. This field displays only
populated bays. Empty bays do not appear in this table.
Status
The overall status of the power supply. Possible values are Unknown, OK,
Degraded, and Failed.
Input Status
The input status of the power supply. Possible values are Unknown, OK, Degraded,
and Failed.
Present Output (Watts)
This is a measure of the present output of the power supply in watts.
Output Capacity
(Watts)
The amount of power provided by the power supply displayed in watts. This is a
measure of the output in DC watts generated by the power supply.
Fans and cooling management
Fan zones
Fan zones monitor the bay cooling efficiency and the status of the bays the fans are configured to cool.
Zone speeds reported are targeted speeds. These values change with time as the fans speed and slow in
response to cooling needs of the zone. The Fan Zones screen does not dynamically update, but you can
refresh the screen by reloading the page.
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Fan speeds appear in percentage of total capacity, and fans operating in a zone without any blades run
at a minimum RPM of 30% to maintain proper cooling for the entire enclosure.
Column
Description
Thermal Zone
The four cooling zones in the enclosure: top left, top right, bottom left and bottom
right
Zone Speed
The computed fan speed required based on the highest device need in the zone.
Device Bays
The number of the device bays in a particular thermal zone.
Fan Bay
The fan bay number. Fans in bays 3 and 8 are shared between thermal zones.
Fan Status
The overall status of each fan. Possible values are Unknown, OK, Degraded, Failed,
and Absent.
Fan Speed
The fan speed is displayed as a percentage of maximum RPM.
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Thermal subsystem
Onboard Administrator monitors up to 10 fans in the enclosure and adjusts fan speeds as necessary,
based on thermal and power measurements. The speed of individual fans can be adjusted to reduce
noise and power consumption, and to compensate for airflow differences within the enclosure. The
performance of each fan is monitored, and Onboard Administrator reports any failures or warnings to the
system log and HP SIM (when SNMP is enabled).
Monitoring fan zones is only available on the c7000 Enclosure. All other thermal subsystem features and
functions are the same for c3000 and c7000 Enclosures, except where noted.
The following screen shows the Fan Summary page for a c7000 Enclosure.
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The following screen shows the Fan Summary page for the c3000 Enclosure.
When a fan module fails, the remaining fans automatically compensate by adjusting fan speeds.
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You can view the status of each fan by selecting from either tree navigation or graphical navigation. The
Fan Information screen provides information about the overall status, the name, the amount of power
consumed in watts, the spare part number, and the serial number. The Fan Information screen also
includes diagnostic information such as internal data errors, location errors, device failures, and device
degradation. Fan speeds appear in RPMs. To update information on this page, click the Refresh button.
Selecting a specific power supply opens the Power Supply Information, Bay x page, where x is the bay of
the selected power supply. This screen provides status information on the selected power supply.
Status information
Row
Description
Status
The overall status of the power supply. Possible values are Unknown, OK,
Degraded, and Failed.
Input Status
The input status of the power supply. Possible values are Unknown, OK, Degraded,
and Failed.
Present Output
The amount of power provided by the power supply displayed in watts.
Output Capacity
The maximum amount of power that can be provided by the power supply displayed
in watts.
Serial Number
The unique serial number of the power supply.
Part Number
The part number to be used when ordering an additional or replacement power
supply of this type.
Spare Part Number
The spare part number to be used when ordering an additional or replacement
power supply.
Diagnostic Information
Diagnostic information is gathered by polling a device microcontroller (resulting in a degraded status if a
failure has occurred) or is sent by the device microcontroller, without being polled to report a failure.
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Row
Description
Device Identification
Data
The device identification data checked is information such as model name, part
number, serial number, and other information used to identify the device. This data
is also referred to as FRU data. A device identification data error appears if the data
is not present or not readable by the Onboard Administrator. Possible values are OK
or Error.
Device Location
Incorrect power supply location. Possible values are OK or Incorrect location for
proper device cooling.
Device Operational
Device has failed; status was not requested by the Onboard Administrator. Possible
values are OK and Error.
Device Degraded
Device has failed; status was requested by the Onboard Administrator. Possible
values are OK and Error.
Power Cord
Input power status. Possible values are OK and Error.
To update the power supply information, click Refresh.
For proper installation of the fans into the enclosure, see the HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure Setup and
Installation Guide.
c7000 Enclosure fan location rules
The HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure ships with four HP Active Cool fans and supports up to 10 fans.
You must install fans in even-numbered groups, based on the total number of server blades installed in the
enclosure, and install fan blanks in unused fan bays.
Four Fan Rule
Fan bays 4, 5, 9, and 10 are used to support a maximum of two devices located in device bays 1, 2, 9,
or 10. Note that only two of the device bays can be used with four fans.
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Six Fan Rule
Fan bays 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, and 10 are used to support a maximum of eight devices in device bays 1, 2, 3,
4, 9, 10, 11, or 12.
Eight Fan Rule
Fan bays 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10 are used to support a maximum of 16 devices in the device bays.
Ten Fan Rule
All fan bays are used to support a maximum of 16 devices in the device bays.
c3000 Enclosure fan location rules
The HP BladeSystem c3000 enclosure ships with four HP Active Cool fans and supports up to six fans.
You must install fans in even-numbered groups based on the total number of server blades installed in the
enclosure and install fan blanks in unused fan bays.
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Four Fan Rule
Fan bays 2, 4, 5, and 6 are used to support a maximum of two devices located in device bays 1, 2, 5 or
6. Note that only two of the device bays can be used with four fans.
Six Fan Rule
All fan bays are used to support a maximum of eight devices in the device bays.
Enclosure DVD/CD-ROM Drive
DVD/CD-ROM drives
The drive can be used by a single blade or by all blades simultaneously to perform software installations
and updates in the same manner a standard DVD drive is used in a computer system locally or remotely.
If you use the KVM feature on a c3000 Enclosure, do not perform simultaneous DVD-based Linux
installations on more than four blades.
The c3000 DVD drive is not connected to any blades in the enclosure after initial installation. To use the
DVD drive, an administrator must first connect the DVD drive to any or all blades through the Onboard
Administrator or by using the built-in Insight Display. Connecting the DVD drive is similar to connecting a
USB DVD drive to the blade. A subsequent detach disconnects the DVD drive from the USB bus.
This screen enables you to connect multiple server blades in the enclosure to the shared DVD resource,
launch the iLO Remote Console, and use virtual power commands on the selected server blades.
Information on this page is current as of the last download. To view updated information, click Refresh.
Column
Description or action
Checkbox
To apply the Virtual Power, One Time Boot, or DVD features, select bays.
Bay
This field displays the device bay number of the blade within the enclosure.
Power State
The power state of the server blade. Possible values are On or Off.
Remote Console
To launch the iLO Remote Console select Integrated Remote Console (IE) or Remote
Console (Mozilla/Java), and then click Launch.
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Column
Description or action
iLO DVD Status
This field indicates whether the server blade has a Virtual Media connection.
Possible values are Connected or Disconnected. A status of Incompatible Firmware
indicates that the DVD feature is not supported with the iLO firmware installed on the
device.
Device or Image URL
This field displays the current Virtual Media connection of the blade. Possible values
are Virtual Media Applet is connected, Feature not supported on Integrity iLO
version x.xx, SSH is disabled on this blade's iLO processor, Upgrade ProLiant iLO
version x.xx to 1.30 or higher, Enclosure DVD, or Tray Open or No Media.1
1
NOTE: The actual iLO firmware version is shown in the format x.xx.
Virtual Power
The Virtual Power menu enables a Momentary Press or a Press and Hold of the power button, or a Cold
Boot of the selected server blades.
Button
Description
Momentary Press
This button mimics a physical momentary press of the power button on the server
blade. Clicking this button powers the server blade on or off gracefully.
Press and Hold
This button mimics a physical press and hold of the power button on the server
blade. Clicking this button forces the server blade to shut power off without first
shutting down the OS. This option is not available when the server blade is off.
Cold Boot
Clicking this button immediately removes power from the system. This command
applies only to server blades that are powered on. Issuing a Cold Boot command to
a powered off server blade acts to power on the server blade.
One Time Boot
Option
Description
Diskette Drive (A:)
Forces the server blade to reboot to the diskette drive. Be sure the diskette drive is
attached to the server blade before selecting this option.
CD-ROM
Forces the server blade to reboot to the CD-ROM drive. Be sure the CD-ROM drive is
attached to the server blade before selecting this option.
Hard Drive C:
Forces the server blade to reboot to the hard disk.
RBSU
Forces the server blade to boot to the ROM-Based Setup Utility.
PXE NIC
Forces the server blade to boot to PXE NIC.
DVD
The DVD menu enables you to connect or disconnect the shared DVD drive by selecting Connect to
Enclosure DVD or Disconnect DVD Hardware. You can connect the shared DVD drive to multiple server
blades. After the shared DVD drive is connected, the Virtual Power menu can be used to reboot the
selected server blades in the list. If multiple media disks are required for an installation, then you might
have to disconnect and reconnect for every server when the new media disk is inserted in the DVD.
When a USB key is detected in the Active Onboard Administrator USB port and ISO images are present,
they appear on the DVD menu. Select the server blades you want to deploy an ISO image to, and then
select the ISO image from the menu. The ISO image deploys.
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Interactive installation and configuration of DVD/CD-ROM drive
You can install and configure a blade operating system or software applications interactively, ejecting
and inserting media as required.
Blades can access media in the DVD drive first connecting the blade to the DVD drive, and then by
browsing to the DVD Drive or Device Bay Summary pages. To access media in the DVD drive, insert a
disc into the drive, select the DVD menu, and then click Connect to Enclosure DVD.
After the disc is inserted into the DVD drive, you can power on or reboot the blade using the
corresponding menu items on the DVD Drive to Device List mapping page of Onboard Administrator. To
start an iLO Remote Console session and view the selected blade console, click Launch. Performance can
vary as the number of blades increases.
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For more information about using the iLO Remote Console, see the iLO User Guide.
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If a Windows® installation CD is in the DVD Drive, the user can use the Integrated Remote Console
display as shown in the following figure.
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As Windows Server® 2003 installs, it appears normally as below.
If required, eject the disc from the DVD drive, and then insert the next installation disc. If the DVD drive is
not busy (for at least 16 seconds), when the DVD Drive Tray Open button is selected, the DVD drive tray
opens. The enclosure DVD drive is neither accessible nor controllable from the IRC Virtual Media window.
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You can eject media from the DVD drive using the operating system's Eject menu option on the blade
connected to the drive.
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After the media is ejected from the DVD/CD-ROM drive, the operating system prompts you to insert a
DVD or CD.
After issuing an eject command from the operating system, the blade Device or Image URL displays Tray
Open. However, the physical drive does not open until you press the drive tray open button on the front of
the DVD drive.
Inserting and ejecting media can be repeated as needed per the eject rules for operating system,
application, and data requirements.
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Unattended OS deployment
The Onboard Administrator can silently provision from one to eight blades by leveraging the shared
DVD/CD-ROM drive. The build disc that is used in the DVD/CD-ROM drive must be capable of booting
the blade, detecting blade hardware, creating local disk partitions, and deploying an operating system
on the blade. This type of provisioning requires only one disc and does not require ejecting media.
Subsequent applications can also be installed in the same manner, provided the application fits on a
single disc.
To access media in a blade DVD drive, connect the blade to the drive by browsing to the DVD/CD-ROM
drive page, and then to the Device List Mapping page. From this page, select the DVD menu, and then
select Connect to Enclosure DVD. Insert the media into the DVD/CD-ROM drive before connecting to it.
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After the media is inserted in the DVD drive, you can power on or reboot the blade using the
corresponding menu items on the DVD Drive to Device List mapping page.
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You can initiate an unattended operating system deployment on the Insight Display. To begin the
installation process, connect the DVD/CD-ROM drive, and then reboot the server. Insert the DVD or CD
into the DVD/CD-ROM drive. The Insight Display Health Summary displays a status of green, indicating
that media is inserted in the drive. You can only connect blades to the DVD drive after media is inserted.
Performance can vary as the number of blades is increased.
The Insight Display displays the DVD/CD-ROM drive status on the Health Summary screen as a DVD icon
with one of the following colors.
•
Black—No drive present.
•
Light gray—Drive present, but no media present.
•
Dark green—Disconnected media present.
•
Light green—Connected media present.
The Insight Display Main Menu enables you to connect blades to the DVD/CD-ROM drive and then
reboot the blades.
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From the Main Menu, select Enclosure Settings.
From the DVD Drive Enclosure Settings screen, select Connect…
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From the DVD Connection Settings screen, select Change . The square status indicator changes based on
the current connection status (relative to the specific blade) and displays either Tray Open or Media
Presence.
From the Attach: Enclosure DVD screen, select Attach & Reboot Svr.
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All blades reboot with the DVD/CD-ROM drive connected. If the media in the DVD/CD-ROM drive is
bootable, the blades boot from this media. If a partition exists, the server might attempt to boot from the
local hard drive. If the blades are older or have been erased, then delete and re-create all local drive
partitions.
To view the progress of the unattended installation, use the Integrated Console.
Ad-hoc access to DVD-based media for application installation
or data import
Use the enclosure-based DVD/CD-ROM drive to insert CDs or DVDs to perform tasks such as installing an
application or loading data from a CD. These tasks can be performed on an as-needed basis. Its primary
function is for when the DVD Drive is not used as a boot device.
Updating blade firmware with HP Smart Update Manager
Use the HP BladeSystem Enclosure DVD drive and a HP Smart Update Manager (SUM) CD to update
ROMs on all blades. Create the SUM media to build a bootable SUM CD. Insert the CD in the shared
DVD drive, connect all blades to the drive, and then reboot. HP SUM runs on all blades connected to the
DVD drive.
For more information about HP Smart Update Manager, see the HP Smart Update Manager User Guide.
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Managing users
Users/Authentication
This section explains the levels of user rights recognized by the HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator
and provides detailed procedures to configure the management functionalities provided by the Onboard
Administrator.
The Users/Authentication menu item cannot be selected and does not display overview information for
user accounts or settings. Instead, select any of the sublevel menu items for specific settings.
User roles and privilege levels
Within the Users/Authentication category of HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator, you can access the
Local Users subcategory. In this subcategory, you can create user accounts that individuals user to log in
to the HP Onboard Administrator, and have a uername, password, and typically contact information.
Users can have one of three privilege levels:
•
ADMINISTRATOR allows access to all aspects of the HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator
including configuration, firmware updates, user management, and resetting default settings.
•
OPERATOR allows access to all but configuration changes and user management. This account is
used for individuals who might be required to periodically change configuration settings.
•
USER allows access to all information, but no changes can be made within HP BladeSystem
Onboard Administrator. This account is used for individuals who need to see the configuration of the
HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator but do not need the ability to change settings.
The privilege level approach of HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator to user permissions facilitates the
maintenance of server blade bays. This approach operates according to the following principles:
•
Users are assigned privilege levels in User Management.
•
A user can have access to any combination of device bays, interconnect bays, and Onboard
Administrator bays.
Access to a server blade by a user depends on the privilege level assigned to the user account. If you
select a user with Administrator ACL or OA permission, the page will grey out and disable access to the
blade and interconnect permissions and select them all.
In cases where HP SIM is used, Onboard Administrator can integrate with HP SIM and use HP SIM users
to facilitate a single login from HP SIM into Onboard Administrator. For more information, see HP SIM
integration (on page 186).
Role-based user accounts
Role-based user accounts on Onboard Administrator serve two purposes: to control the functions a user
has access to on Onboard Administrator and to control permissions a temporary user account adopts on
iLO when autologin is used.
There are two major aspects of role-based user accounts on Onboard Administrator: bay permissions and
a user privilege level. Bay permissions determine which bays the user is allowed to access. Bay
permissions are selected during user account creation and allow access to specific device bays,
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interconnect bays, or Onboard Administrator bays. The privilege level determines which administrative
functions the user is allowed to perform. A user's privilege level can be administrator, operator, or user.
A user with an administrator privilege level and with permission to the OA bays in the enclosure is
automatically given full access to all bays and can perform any function on the enclosure or bays
including managing user accounts and configuring the enclosure. An operator with permission to only the
OA bays can configure the enclosure, but the operator cannot manage users or any security settings, nor
access any other bays. A user with permission to the OA bays can view only configuration settings, but
the user cannot change the settings. The user accounts can be created with multiple bay permissions, but
the same privilege level, across those bays.
User accounts configured to permit access to device bays can be created for server administrators. If the
user logs into the Onboard Administrator, the user is given information on the permitted server bays. If the
user selects the iLO 2 from the Onboard Administrator web GUI, the user is automatically logged into that
iLO 2 using a temporary user account with their privilege level. iLO 2 users with administrator privilege
level have complete control including modifying user accounts. Operators have full control over the server
power and consoles. Users have minimum read-only access to server information. Using this single-sign on
feature greatly simplifies managing multiple servers from the Onboard Administrator web GUI.
Permissions for interconnect modules are slightly different. Autologin is not supported for interconnect
modules, and all user levels have access to the Management Console link for interconnect bays to which
they have permission. Administrators and operators can use the virtual buttons from Onboard
Administrator to control power and the UID light on the interconnect module. Users can view only status
and information about the interconnect module.
Examples
The following are examples of management scenarios in a c-Class environment and the user accounts that
can be created to provide the appropriate level of security.
Scenario 1: A member of an organization needs to have full access to the servers in bays 1-8 to view
logs, control power, and use the remote console. The user does not have clearance to manage any
settings on Onboard Administrator. The user account to accomplish this security level has an administrator
access level and permission to server bays 1-8. Thus, the user does not have permission to Onboard
Administrator bays or any interconnect bay.
Scenario 2: A member of an organization needs to manage ports on two interconnect modules in bays 3
and 4. This person needs to know which ports on the switch map to certain servers, but this person must
not be able to manage any of the servers. The user account to accomplish this security level has a user
access level, permission to all server bays, and permission to interconnect bays 3 and 4. However, this
user is not be able to control the power or UID LED for the interconnect modules or blades. To control the
power or UID to the interconnect modules the user privilege would have to be operator. To restrict this
user from performing server operations such as power control or consoles, the account is restricted to just
bay permissions for interconnect bays 3 and 4.
Local Users
New—Click New to add a new user to the selected enclosure. A maximum of 30 user accounts can be
added including the reserved accounts. The Add Local User screen appears.
Edit—Select a user (only one can be selected) by selecting the checkbox next to the name of the user.
Click Edit to change the settings on the Edit Local User screen.
Delete—Select a user or users to be deleted by selecting the checkbox next to the name of the user. Click
Delete to remove the accounts. If an attempt is made to delete the last remaining Administrator account,
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you will receive an alert warning that one Administrator account must remain and the delete action will be
canceled.
Add Local User
Field
Possible value
Description
Username
1 to 40 characters, including
all alphanumeric characters,
the dash (-), and the
underscore (_)
A maximum of 30 user accounts can be
added including the reserved accounts.
The user names ALL (case insensitive),
ADMINISTRATOR (case insensitive), switch1,
switch2, switch3, switch4, switch5, switch6,
switch7, switch8, ldapuser, nobody, and
vcmuser_ are reserved and cannot be used.
The user name must begin with a letter and is
case sensitive.
Password
3 to 40 characters, including
all printable characters
The password associated with the user.
Password Confirm
3 to 40 characters, including
all printable characters
The password associated with the user. This
value must match the Password value.
Click Add User to save settings. The Edit Local User screen appears.
Edit Local User
User information
Field
Possible value
Description
Username
1 to 40 characters, including
all alphanumeric characters,
the dash (-), and the
underscore (_)
A maximum of 30 user accounts can be
added, including the reserved accounts.
The user names ALL (case insensitive),
ADMINISTRATOR (case insensitive), switch1,
switch2, switch3, switch4, switch5, switch6,
switch7, switch8, ldapuser, nobody, vcmuser_
are reserved and cannot be used.
The user name must begin with a letter and is
case sensitive.
Password
3 to 40 characters, including
all printable characters
The password associated with the user.
Password Confirm
3 to 40 characters, including
all printable characters
The password associated with the user. This
value must match the Password value.
Full Name
0 to 20 characters, including
all alphanumeric characters,
the dash (-), the underscore
(_), and the space
The user's full name.
0 to 20 characters, including
all alphanumeric characters,
the dash (-), the underscore
(_), and the space
Contact information for the user account. The
contact information can be the name of an
individual, a telephone number, or other useful
information.
Contact
All users can modify their own full name.
All users can modify their own contact
information.
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Field
Possible value
Description
Privilege Level
Administrator
•
Only the Administrator, with Onboard
Administrator Bays permission, can set the
user privilege level.
•
Can perform all actions on the enclosure
when Onboard Administrator Bays
permission is selected. All Device Bays
and All Interconnect Bays are
automatically selected when Onboard
Administrator Bays is selected, and all the
checkboxes are grayed out.
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays
permission, cannot see fans and power
supplies
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays
permission, can only see devices and
interconnects to which permissions have
been given
•
Can perform all actions on the enclosure
except for the functions under
Configuration Scripts, Reset Factory
Defaults, Active to Standby, and
Users/Authentication when Onboard
Administrator Bays, All Device Bays, and
All Interconnect Bays permissions are
selected
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays
permission, cannot see fans and power
supplies
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays
permission, can only see devices and
interconnects to which permissions have
been given
•
Can view all information the Administrator
and Operator can change except the
Network Access, DVD Drive, and
Users/Authentication information
•
Can launch web interfaces to other
devices
•
Cannot change any configuration settings
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays
permission, can only manage devices and
interconnects to which permissions have
been given
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays
permission, cannot see fans and power
supplies
Privilege Level
Privilege Level
Operator
User (read only)
User Enabled must be selected to enable the user account. If a user account is disabled, then all open
sessions for that account are terminated (signed out).
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Privilege level change
If a user account privilege level is changed, then all open sessions for that user account are terminated
(signed out). The user must sign in again after the privilege level change.
Checkboxes
Checking the device base bay checkbox does not give the user permission to a double-dense server
without also checking A and B for that bay. Check only A or B for a device bay if restricting permission to
a single server in a double-denser server blade.
User Permissions
Checkbox
Description
Onboard Administrator Bays
Gives the user permissions for the Onboard Administrator bays and enables
the user to see the fans and power supplies. If the user privilege level is
Administrator, then All Device Bays and All Interconnect Bays are
automatically selected when Onboard Administrator Bays is selected and all
the checkboxes are grayed out.
All Device Bays
Gives the user permissions for all the device bays
Selected Device Bays
Gives the user permissions for only the selected device bays
All Interconnect Bays
Gives the user permissions for all the interconnect bays
Selected Interconnect Bays
Gives the user permissions for only the selected interconnect bays
Click Update User to save changes.
Edit Local User Certificate Information tab
When Two-Factor Authentication is enabled, a user must have a user certificate to sign in to the Onboard
Administrator. Users with administrator privileges can upload or map a valid certificate to a selected user.
There are two methods for uploading certificates for use in HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator:
•
Paste certificate contents into the text field and click Upload.
•
Paste the URL of the certificate into the URL field and click Apply.
When the certificate is successfully uploaded, the SHA1 fingerprint of the user certificate appears.
If a user already has a certificate mapped to an account, the SHA1 fingerprint of the certificate appears.
Any user with administrator privileges can delete their certificate and upload a new user certificate.
Password Settings
This screen enables you to enforce strong password features. Only Administrators with Onboard
Administrator permission are allowed to manage strong passwords.
Select Enable Strong Passwords to enable this feature. Click Apply to save setting.
The user password must contain three of the four character types listed below.
Character type
Description
Upper-case
An upper-case character from the character set A to Z.
Lower-case
A lower-case character from the character set a to z.
Numeric
A numeric character from the character set 0 to 9.
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Character type
Description
Non-alphanumeric
Any printable character that is not a space or an alphanumeric character.
The minimum password length can be between 3 and 40 characters. If the minimum password length is
not configured, it defaults to three characters. Click Apply to save the minimum password length setting.
Directory Settings screen
LDAP is a protocol for accessing information directories. While LDAP is based on the X.500 standard, it is
significantly simpler. LDAP also supports TCP/IP and is an open protocol.
Use the Directory Settings screen to set directory access for the currently selected enclosure.
Field
Possible value
Description
Directory Server Address
###.###.###.### where
### ranges from 0 to 255 or
DNS name of the directory
server or the name of the
domain
The IP address or the DNS name or the name
of the domain of the directory service.
Directory Server SSL Port
0 to xxxx
The port used for LDAP communications. The
default port is port 636.
Search Context 1
All characters except "
(quotes), not to exceed 128
characters
First searchable path used to locate the user
when the user is trying to authenticate using
directory services.
Search Context 2
All characters except "
(quotes), not to exceed 128
characters
Second searchable path used to locate the
user when the user is trying to authenticate
using directory services.
Search Context 3
All characters except "
(quotes), not to exceed 128
characters
Third searchable path used to locate the user
when the user is trying to authenticate using
directory services.
Uploading a certificate
You are not required to upload domain controller certificates. HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator
accepts multiple domain controller certificates, which can be uploaded using the Certificate Upload tab
under Directory Settings.
To upload a certificate:
1.
Obtain the certificate from the domain controller by opening a browser and entering the following
address:
https://<domain controller>:636
(where domain controller is the IP address for your network domain controller).
2.
When prompted to accept a certificate, click View Certificate.
3.
Click the Details tab, and then click the Copy to File button.
4.
From the list of export options, select Base-64 encoded x.509 (.CER). Provide a name and location
for the file, and finish the upload a certificate wizard.
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5.
Locate the exported certificate file, and then rename it with a .txt extension (for example, dccert.txt).
Open the file in a text editor, and then copy the entire contents to the clipboard. The following is an
example of an exported certificate file:
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----MIIFxDCCBKygAwIBAgIKJWUSwAAAAAAAAjANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQUFADBVMRMwEQYK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…output truncated…
-----END CERTIFICATE-----
6.
Return to the Onboard Administrator, paste the certificate contents into the window, and then click
Upload.
Directory Certificate Upload tab
This screen enables you to upload an LDAP certificate to the Onboard Administrator to establish a trusted
relationship with the LDAP server. You can upload a maximum of three certificates.
There are two methods for uploading certificates for use in HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator:
•
Paste certificate contents into the text field and click Upload.
•
Paste the URL of the certificate into the URL field and click Apply.
Directory Groups
Column
Description
Checkbox
Used to select Directory Group for editing or deleting
Group Name
1 to 255 characters and contains the same characters as search contexts. The group
name is used to determine LDAP users' group membership. The group name must
match one of the following five properties of a directory group: the name,
distinguished name, common name, Display Name, or SAM Account Name.
Privilege Level
Administrator
•
Only the Administrator, with Onboard Administrator Bays permission, can set
the user privilege level.
•
Can perform all actions on the enclosure when Onboard Administrator Bays
permission is selected. All Device Bays and All Interconnect Bays are
automatically selected when Onboard Administrator Bays is selected, and all the
checkboxes are grayed out.
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays permission, cannot see fans and power
supplies
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays permission, can see only devices and
interconnects to which permissions have been given
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Column
Description
Privilege Level
Operator
Privilege Level
Description
•
Can perform all actions on the enclosure except for the functions under
Users/Authentication when Onboard Administrator Bays, All Device Bays, and
All Interconnect Bays permissions are selected
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays permission, cannot see fans and power
supplies
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays permission, can see only devices and
interconnects to which permissions have been given
User (read only)
•
Can view all information the Administrator and Operator can change except the
Users/Authentication information
•
Can launch web interfaces to other devices
•
Cannot change any configuration settings
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays permission, can manage only devices and
interconnects to which permissions have been given
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays permission, cannot see fans and power
supplies
0 to 58 characters, containing alphanumeric characters, the dash (-), the underscore
(_), and the space. The description of the LDAP group, a more readable version of
the group name, or other useful information.
•
New—Click New to add a new Directory Group to the selected enclosure. You can add a maximum
of five Directory Groups. The Add LDAP Group screen appears.
•
Edit—Select a Directory Group to be edited by selecting the checkbox next to the name of the group.
Click Edit to change the settings on the Edit LDAP Group screen.
•
Delete—Select the Directory Group to be deleted by selecting the checkbox next to the name of the
group. Click Delete to remove the group.
Add an LDAP Group
Group Information
NOTE: A maximum of five Directory Groups can be added.
Field
Possible value
Description
Group Name
1 to 255 characters; all
characters except quotation
marks (")
The group name is used to determine LDAP
users' group membership. The group name
must match one of the following five properties
of a directory group: the name, distinguished
name, common name, Display Name, or SAM
Account Name.
Description
0 to 58 characters, including
all alphanumeric characters,
the dash (-), the underscore
(_), and the space
Can contain a more readable version of the
group name, as well as other useful
information
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Field
Possible value
Description
Privilege Level
Administrator
•
Only the Administrator, with Onboard
Administrator Bays permission, can set the
user privilege level.
•
Can perform all actions on the enclosure
when Onboard Administrator Bays
permission is selected. All Device Bays
and All Interconnect Bays are
automatically selected when Onboard
Administrator Bays is selected, and all the
checkboxes are grayed out.
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays
permission, cannot see fans and power
supplies
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays
permission, can see only devices and
interconnects to which permissions have
been given
•
Can perform all actions on the enclosure
except for the functions under
Configuration Scripts, Reset Factory
Defaults, Active to Standby, and
Users/Authentication when Onboard
Administrator Bays, All Device Bays, and
All Interconnect Bays permissions are
selected
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays
permission, cannot see fans and power
supplies
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays
permission, can see only devices and
interconnects to which permissions have
been given
•
Can view all information the Administrator
and Operator can change except the
Network Access, DVD Drive, and
Users/Authentication information
•
Can launch web interfaces to other
devices
•
Cannot change any configuration settings
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays
permission, can manage only devices and
interconnects to which permissions have
been given
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays
permission, cannot see fans and power
supplies
Privilege Level
Privilege Level
Operator
User (read only)
Group Permissions
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Checkbox
Description
Onboard Administrator Bays
Gives the user permissions for the Onboard Administrator bays and enables
the user to see the fans and power supplies. If the user privilege level is
Administrator, then All Device Bays and All Interconnect Bays are
automatically selected when Onboard Administrator Bays is selected and all
the checkboxes are grayed out.
All Device Bays
Gives the user permissions for all the device bays
Selected Device Bays
Gives the user permissions for only the selected device bays
All Interconnect Bays
Gives the user permissions for all the interconnect bays
Selected Interconnect Bays
Gives the user permissions for only the selected interconnect bays
Click Add Group to save settings.
Edit an LDAP Group
Group Information
Field
Possible value
Description
Group Name
1 to 255 characters; all
characters except quotation
marks (")
The group name is used to determine LDAP
users' group membership. The group name
must match one of the following five properties
of a directory group: the name, distinguished
name, common name, Display Name, or SAM
Account Name.
Description
0 to 58 characters, including
all alphanumeric characters,
the dash (-), the underscore
(_), and the space
Can contain a more readable version of the
group name, as well as other useful
information
Privilege Level
Administrator
•
Only the Administrator, with Onboard
Administrator Bays permission, can set the
user privilege level.
•
Can perform all actions on the enclosure
when Onboard Administrator Bays
permission is selected. All Device Bays
and All Interconnect Bays are
automatically selected when Onboard
Administrator Bays is selected, and all the
checkboxes are grayed out.
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays
permission, cannot see fans and power
supplies
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays
permission, can see only devices and
interconnects to which permissions have
been given
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Field
Possible value
Description
Privilege Level
Operator
•
Can perform all actions on the enclosure
except for the functions under
Configuration Scripts, Reset Factory
Defaults, Active to Standby, and
Users/Authentication when Onboard
Administrator Bays, All Device Bays, and
All Interconnect Bays permissions are
selected
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays
permission, cannot see fans and power
supplies
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays
permission, can see only devices and
interconnects to which permissions have
been given
•
Can view all information the Administrator
and Operator can change except the
Network Access, DVD Drive, and
Users/Authentication information
•
Can launch web interfaces to other
devices
•
Cannot change any configuration settings
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays
permission, can manage only devices and
interconnects to which permissions have
been given
•
Without Onboard Administrator Bays
permission, cannot see fans and power
supplies
Privilege Level
User (read only)
Group Permissions
Checkbox
Description
Onboard Administrator Bays
Gives the user permissions for the Onboard Administrator bays and enables
the user to see the fans and power supplies. If the user privilege level is
Administrator, then All Device Bays and All Interconnect Bays are
automatically selected when Onboard Administrator Bays is selected and all
the checkboxes are grayed out.
All Device Bays
Gives the user permissions for all the device bays
Selected Device Bays
Gives the user permissions for only the selected device bays
All Interconnect Bays
Gives the user permissions for all the interconnect bays
Selected Interconnect Bays
Gives the user permissions for only the selected interconnect bays
Click Update Group to save settings.
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SSH Administration
The page lists the owner of each authorized SSH key and enables you to add new keys.
This page lists the owner of each authorized SSH key and enables the adding of new keys.
SSH Fingerprint—Lists the public key portion of a public/private key pair.
Authorized SSH Keys—Lists the authorized SSH key data. The owner is always the Administrator. To add
additional Authorized SSH Keys, enter the SSH key in the textbox and click Apply. To clear all Authorized
SSH Keys, delete all the text in the textbox and click Apply.
Download SSH Key File—In the URL to SSH Keys File field, enter the location of the public key file, and
click Apply to download. All currently authorized SSH keys are replaced when the SSH key file is
downloaded. The key file must contain the Administrator name at the end of the public key. Each key is
associated with the Administrator account.
HP SIM integration
HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator supports SSO with trusted applications, such as HP SIM. This
feature enables you to be logged in to an HP SIM station that is managing and is trusted by Onboard
Administrator without supplying credentials to Onboard Administrator. To configure SSO to work through
HP SIM:
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1.
Set the SSO trust mode to ON. On the HP SIM Integration screen, select Trust by Certificate from the
Trust mode dropdown menu.
2.
Download a certificate from the HP SIM system that will be managing the enclosure. On the HP SIM
Integration screen, select the Certificate Upload tab and upload the certificate or set an IP address
from where the certificate can be uploaded.
Edit Local User Certificate Information tab
When Two-Factor Authentication is enabled, a user must have a user certificate to sign in to the Onboard
Administrator. Users with administrator privileges can upload or map a valid certificate to a selected user.
There are two methods for uploading certificates for use in HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator:
•
Paste certificate contents into the text field and click Upload.
•
Paste the URL of the certificate into the URL field and click Apply.
When the certificate is successfully uploaded, the SHA1 fingerprint of the user certificate appears.
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If a user already has a certificate mapped to an account, the SHA1 fingerprint of the certificate appears.
Any user with administrator privileges can delete their certificate and upload a new user certificate.
Directory settings test tab
The Directory Test Settings tab provides Onboard Administrator administrators with a tool to ensure that
the configuration information provided allows the directory user access to the Onboard Administrator and
the resources in the enclosure. The Test Settings tab applies only to the current settings. Therefore, after
making changes, you must click the Apply button, and then select the Test Settings tab.
The Test Settings tab is used to run and report the tests to the administrator. When the page initially
appears, it contains a list of tests with the current status of Not Run. The tests are run in the order that they
appear in the table when you click the Test Settings button. The tests terminate when an error occurs. You
must enter a username and password to perform the User Authentication and Directory Group tests.
The following tests are performed in the order listed.
Directory Server DNS Lookup
The DNS lookup test determines if Onboard Administrator can resolve the domain name of the LDAP
server. If the LDAP server configuration uses IP addresses instead of a DNS name, then this test reports
Not Run.
A successful test reports that Onboard Administrator is able to resolve the Directory Server host name
using domain name.
A failed test reports that Onboard Administrator is unable to resolve the Directory Server host name. The
administrator must verify that the directory server host name is correct and that the host name is correct for
the directory server.
Directory Server IP Address
If the LDAP configuration specifies an IP address instead of a DNS, then this test validates that the IP
address is a valid IPv4 address. Otherwise the test reports Not Run for a status.
A successful test reports that the IP address stored for the directory server is a valid IPv4 address.
A failed test reports that the IP address stored for the directory server is not a valid IPv4 address. The
administrator must verify the IP address entered and correct the IP address.
Ping directory Server
A simple ping test is performed after it is verified that there is a valid IP address or domain name for the
directory server. The ping test sends a maximum of four ping packets to the directory server and reports
success or failure.
A successful test reports that Onboard Administrator can establish a network path to the directory server.
A failed test reports that Onboard Administrator cannot establish a network path to the directory server.
The administrator should verify the host name or IP address.
Connect to Directory Server
This test attempts to connect to the specified directory server IP address and service port. A successful
connection attempt indicates that the directory service is running and available at the specified directory
server and port.
A successful test reports that Onboard Administrator can establish a connection to the directory server at
the host name or address specified and the port number specified. The successful test reports that there is
network service available.
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A failed test reports that Onboard Administrator cannot establish a connection to the directory server. The
unsuccessful test reports that the network service is not available. The administrator must verify the host
name or address and port number.
Connect using SSL
This test verifies that the directory server is providing the directory service over an SSL connection.
A successful test reports that Onboard Administrator can establish an SSL connection to the directory
server host name or IP address and port. The network service is available as a secure SSL connection.
A failed test reports that the network service is not available as a secure SSL connection and the Onboard
Administrator does not allow this type of connection. The administrator must identify a directory server
which supports SSL connections or reconfigure the directory server to use SSL connections.
Directory Server Certificate
If the directory server SSL certificate has been loaded onto Onboard Administrator verify that the
certificate provided by the directory server matches the current certificate stored on Onboard
Administrator. If the directory server SSL certificate has not been loaded, then this test does not run.
A successful test reports that Onboard Administrator was able to validate the directory server certificate
against the certificates stored on Onboard Administrator for the specified directory server.
A failed test reports that the directory server certificate stored on Onboard Administrator does not match
the certificate provided on the SSL connection.
User Authentication
This test attempts to log in the user to the directory using the username and password provided. User
authentication proceeds first by using the username and password provided. If this fails, then each search
context is attempted. If a search context begins with the character @, then the DN used to log in is the
search name concatenated to the username entered. Otherwise the search DN used to log in is
constructed as follows; cn=<username>,<search context>. The result from this test identifies the search
context that was successful in authenticating the user.
Directory Group
After a user has successfully authenticated and logged into Onboard Administrator, the configured
directory group to which the user belongs is identified. A user might belong to multiple directory groups,
so the directory group that gives the user the most privileges is identified.
A successful test reports the directory group with the highest privilege levels for the authenticated user.
A failed test reports the authenticated user does not have any authorization on Onboard
Administratorbecause the user does not belong to any of the configured directory groups.
Two-Factor Authentication
Two-Factor Authentication Settings tab
IMPORTANT: Onboard Administrator must be configured in Virtual Connect mode before
enabling Two-Factor Authentication when using Virtual Connect Manager and Two-Factor
Authentication.
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When Two-Factor Authentication is enabled, only users with a valid user certificate are allowed to sign in
to Onboard Administrator. A valid user certificate is signed by a trusted Certificate Authority and is
mapped to the respective user on the Onboard Administrator.
To enable Two-Factor Authentication for user authentication during sign in, select Enable Two-Factor
Authentication. When Two-Factor Authentication is enabled, SSH and Telnet access is disabled by
default. Disabling Two-Factor Authentication does not automatically re-enable SSH and Telnet. You must
go to the Network Access screen, and then select Enable Secure Shell and Enable Telnet.
To enable the Onboard Administrator to verify with the Certifying Authority that the certificate being used
has been added to the certificate revocation list (CRL), select Check for Certificate Revocation. If the
certificate is on the CRL, the sign in is denied.
Certificate Owner Field
You can configure the Onboard Administrator to use the user principle name in the SAN by selecting
SAN or to use the certificate subject name by selecting Subject when authenticating directory users with a
directory server.
To save settings, click Apply.
Two-Factor Authentication Certificate Information tab
This screen displays all Certificate Authorities trusted by the Onboard Administrator. Any user certificates
uploaded to the Onboard Administrator must be signed by one of these Certificate Authorities. A
maximum of three Certificate Authority certificates can be uploaded to the Onboard Administrator.
Row
Description
Certificate Version
Version number of current certificate
Issuer Organization
Name of the organization that issued the certificate
Issuer Organization Unit
Name of the organizational unit that issued the certificate
Issued By
The certificate authority that issued the certificate
Subject Organization
Subject name
Issued To
Organization to whom the certificate was issued
Valid From
The date from which the certificate is valid
Valid Upto
The date the certificate expires
Serial Number
The serial number assigned to the certificate by the certificate authority
Extension Count
Number of extensions in the certificate.
MD5 Fingerprint
This field is a validation of authenticity and is embedded in the certificate
SHA1 Fingerprint
This field is a validation of authenticity and is embedded in the certificate
Two-Factor Authentication Certificate Upload tab
To enable Two-Factor Authentication, upload at least one valid certificate belonging to a CA to the
Onboard Administrator.
There are two methods for uploading certificates for use in HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator:
•
Paste certificate contents into the text field and click Upload.
•
Paste the URL of the certificate into the URL field and click Apply.
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Signed-in users
This screen is used to identify the current web sessions signed into the Onboard Administrator and
enables you to remove sessions or to disable or delete user accounts associated with those sessions.
Current Session lists the current user signed in to the Onboard Administrator, while Other Sessions lists
other users signed in to the Onboard Administrator.
Column
Description
Checkbox
Used to select a user or all users.
Username
The name of the user signed in to the enclosure.
IP Address
The user account IP address. The IP address of the session can be an enclosure
linked address if it looks like "169.254.1.x". These sessions are created by other
linked enclosures. Performing a delete, disable, or terminate session on a user with a
linked enclosure IP address might end the enclosure link sessions of other users.
Age
The length of time, measured in days, hours, minutes and seconds, the user account
has been signed in.
Idle Time
The length of time, measured in days, hours, minutes and seconds, the signed in
account has been idle.
User Type
The type of user signed in to the enclosure. Possible values are Local, LDAP, or HP
SIM.
OA Module
The Onboard Administrator module the user is signed into. Possible values are
Active or Standby.
Session Options tab
This screen enables you to specify the length of time a user session is valid if there is no activity. Sessions
are checked every five minutes to see if they have been inactive for the amount of time specified by the
system administrator. If any sessions have been inactive for the specified amount of time, they are
removed from the system.
Session Timeout—The number of minutes before an inactive session becomes invalid. Session Timeout can
be any value between 10 and 1440 (24 hours). The default value for Session Timeout is 1440. After
entering a Session Timeout value, click Apply.
Insight Display
All Onboard Administrator GUI users can access the Insight Display screens by selecting Insight Display
from the Tree View or Rack Overview.
The Security tab can lock the Insight Display buttons and set a PIN code and enable PIN protection.
The User Note tab allows note text to be edited.
The Background tab allows a 320x240 px Windows bitmap to be uploaded as the user note background
image.
The Chat Mode tab allows an administrator to initiate a chat with a user at the enclosure using the Insight
Display.
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Virtual Connect Manager
The Virtual Connect Manager link in the tree menu launches the Virtual Connect Manager in a new
window. For more information on using the Virtual Connect Manager, see the HP Virtual Connect
Manager User Guide.
iLO 2 Integration
HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator integrates with each server blade's iLO 2 and enables for passthrough authentication from Onboard Administrator. Like the CLI, HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator
only supports a maximum of 4 users connected to the iLO 2 at one time using pass-through authentication.
To connect to the server blade iLO 2 port, click the iLO link. If the user account is set up on the iLO and
matches the user account on the Onboard Administrator, then the user will have access to the iLO GUI
which will be displayed in the same screen.
Management network IP dependencies
Onboard Administrators management port allows external clients to connect through Onboard
Administrator to iLOs and interconnect management processors that are configured to use Onboard
Administrators internal management network
Onboard Administrator firmware bridges the client traffic to the enclosure from the management port to
the internal enclosure management network if the destination IP address is not Onboard Administrator.
Onboard Administrator creates a route table entry for each server iLO 2 IP address in an enclosure. This
allows Onboard Administrator to conduct IP communications with that iLO 2. These iLO 2 route table
entries enable you to configure each iLO 2 network in a different subnet than Onboard Administrator.
Each iLO 2 is configured with a valid gateway on its subnet that is accessible through Onboard
Administrators external management port connection. Routers are needed on the network connected to
Onboard Administrator management port in order to provide the multiple subnets and gateways on the
management network. Use of different subnets to attempt to isolate iLO 2s and Onboard Administrator
management is not complete isolation of those networks.
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Port mapping
Device Bay Port Mapping for c3000 Enclosure
Half-height server blade
Full-height server blade
Device Bay Port Mapping for c7000 Enclosure
Half-height server blade
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In this diagram, N equals the number of the server blade in the enclosure and the port number on the
switch. For example, if a server blade is inserted into slot 1, it is considered device 1, and the ports that
will be used in switch 1 and switch 2 are ports 1 and 1, respectively. If a server blade is inserted into slot
2, then the ports used on switch 1 and switch 2 are ports 2 and 2. This convention changes for the fullheight server blades as seen in the next diagram.
Full-height server blade
Port mapping
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In this diagram, N equals the number of the blade in the enclosure and the port number for the switch. For
example, if a blade is inserted into slot 1, it is considered device 1. Because full-height server blades take
up the space of two half-height server blades, the enclosure is limited to a maximum of eight full-height
server blades. Port mapping from these full-height server blades might initially appear to be different than
the half-height server blades, but they use very similar conventions.
Just as in a half-height server blade, if a blade is inserted into slot 1, it is considered device 1, but it has a
second set of ports that will also map to switches 1 and 2. With the full-height server blade, an N/N+8
scheme is used on the switches. Therefore, server blade 1 will map to ports 1 and 9 on both switches, as
N=1. For a server blade inserted into slot 2, the four ports used on switches 1 and 2 would then be 2 and
10, as N=2.
Device Bay Port Mapping Table View for c3000
Enclosure
If a device is not present, the checkbox is disabled and the port cannot be viewed.
The server blades are mapped to the interconnect bays in the following manner. The terms "1x/2x or 4x"
refer to the number of interconnect lanes per port provided by the controller. The more lanes provided per
port, the higher the data transmission rate coming from that port.
Half-height server blade
The table lists the available configurations for half-height devices installed in device bay N (1-8).
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Connection
Port number
Connects to
interconnect bay/port
Comments
Embedded NIC
NIC 1 (ENET:1)
1/Port N
NIC 2 (ENET:2)
1/Port N+8
One single-wide Ethernet
interconnect module
1x/2x port 1
2/Port N
•
1x/2x port 2
2/Port N+8
One single-wide
interconnect module
•
Only two ports will be
connected.
•
Four port cards will only
connect the first two
ports.
Mezzanine slot 1—1x or
2x cards (4x cards are
not supported in this slot)
Mezzanine slot 2—1x or
2x cards
Mezzanine slot 2—4x
cards
1x/2x port 1
3/Port N
1x/2x port 2
4/Port N
1x/2x port 3
3/Port N+8
1x/2x port 4
4/Port N+8
4x port 1
3/Port N
4x port 2
3/Port N+8
One or two single-wide
interconnect modules
One double-wide
interconnect module
Full-height server blade
The table lists the available configurations for full-height devices installed in device bay N (1-4).
Connection
Port number
Connects to
interconnect bay/port
Comments
Embedded NIC
NIC 1 (ENET:1)
1/Port N+4
NIC 2 (ENET:2)
1/Port N+12
One single-wide Ethernet
interconnect module
NIC 3 (ENET:3)
1/Port N
NIC 4 (ENET:4)
1/Port N+8
1x/2x port 1
2/Port N
1x/2x port 2
2/Port N+8
1x/2x port 3
2/Port N+4
1x/2x port 4
2/Port N+12
1x/2x port 1
3/Port N
1x/2x port 2
4/Port N
1x/2x port 3
3/Port N+8
1x/2x port 4
4/Port N+8
Mezzanine slot 2—4x
cards
4x port 1
3/Port N
4x port 2
3/Port N+8
Mezzanine slot 3—1x or
2x cards
1x/2x port 1
3/Port N+12
1x/2x port 2
4/Port N+12
1x/2x port 3
3/Port N+4
1x/2x port 4
4/Port N+4
4x port 1
3/Port N+12
4x port 2
3/Port N+4
Mezzanine slot 1—1x or
2x cards (4x cards are
not supported in this slot)
Mezzanine slot 2—1x or
2x cards
Mezzanine slot 3—4x
cards
One single-wide interconnect
module
One or two single-wide
interconnect modules
One double-wide
interconnect module
One or two single-wide
interconnect modules
One double-wide
interconnect module
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Double dense server blade
The table lists the available configurations for double dense devices installed in device bay N (1-8).
Connection
Port Number
Connects to interconnect bay/port
Server A Embedded NIC
NIC 1 (ENET:1)
1/Port N
NIC 2 (ENET:2)
2/Port N
Port 1
3/Port N
Port 2
4/Port N
NIC 1 (ENET:1)
1/Port N+8
NIC 2 (ENET:2)
2/Port N+8
Port 1
3/Port N+8
Port 2
4/Port N+8
Server A Mezzanine
Server B Embedded NIC
Server B Mezzanine
AMC Telco I/O expansion blade
The table lists the available configurations for AMC Telco devices installed in device bay N (1-8).
Connection
Port Number
Connects to interconnect bay/port
AMC Embedded (1)
Port 1
1/Port N
Port 3
2/Port N
Port 5
3/Port N
Port 6
4/Port N
AMC Embedded (2)
Device Bay Port Mapping Table View for c7000
Enclosure
If a device is not present, the checkbox is disabled and the port cannot be viewed.
The server blades are mapped to the interconnect bays in the following manner.
Full-height sever blade
•
Embedded NICs 1 and 3 (ENET:1 and ENET:3) map to interconnect bay 1.
•
Embedded NICs 2 and 4 (ENET:2 and ENET:4) map to interconnect bay 2.
Half-height server blade
•
Embedded NIC 1 (ENET:1) maps to interconnect bay 1.
•
Embedded NIC 2 (ENET:2) maps to interconnect bay 2.
Mezzanine card
•
Mezzanine 1 ports 1 through 4 map to interconnect bays 3 and 4.
•
Mezzanine 2 ports 1 and 2 map to interconnect bays 5 and 6.
•
Mezzanine 2 ports 3 and 4 map to interconnect bays 7 and 8.
•
Mezzanine 3 (full-height only) ports 1 and 2 map to interconnect bays 7 and 8.
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•
Mezzanine 3 (full-height only) ports 3 and 4 map to interconnect bays 5 and 6.
Double dense server blade
The table lists the available configurations for double dense devices installed in device bay N (1-16).
Connection
Port Number
Connects to interconnect bay/port
Server A Embedded NIC
NIC 1 (ENET:1)
1/Port N
NIC 2 (ENET:2)
3/Port N
Port 1
5/Port N
Port 2
6/Port N
NIC 1 (ENET:1)
2/Port
NIC 2 (ENET:2)
4/Port N
Port 1
7/Port N
Port 2
8/Port N
Server A Mezzanine
Server B Embedded NIC
Server B Mezzanine
AMC Telco I/O expansion blade
The table lists the available configurations for AMC Telco devices installed in device bay N (1-16).
Connection
Port Number
Connects to interconnect bay/port
AMC Embedded (1)
Port 1
1/Port N
Port 2
2/Port N
Port 3
3/Port N
Port 4
4/Port N
Port 5
5/Port N
Port 6
6/Port N
Port 7
7/Port N
Port 8
8/Port N
AMC Embedded (2)
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Using the command line interface
Command line overview
The Onboard Administrator CLI is available from the Onboard Administrator serial port, management
port, service port or c3000 KVM Module option and provides access to all Onboard Administrator
commands and information.
The CLI user must provide a valid username/password to log into Onboard Administrator. The CLI is
available for both local user accounts and LDAP users. Two-factor authentication is not available for the
CLI.
Access to the Onboard Administrator CLI from either the Onboard Administrator Ethernet management
port or service port requires that telnet or SSH protocols are enabled onOnboard Administrator.
Access to the Onboard Administrator CLI from the c3000 KVM Module or Onboard Administrator serial
port is always available independent of the telnet or SSH protocol setting.
The Onboard Administrator serial port must be used for Onboard Administrator firmware flash recovery
or Administrator lost password recovery.
The Onboard Administrator serial port speed is fixed at 9600, N, 8, 1.
For more information about the Command Line Interface, see the HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator
Command Line Interface User Guide.
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Using the serial connection
Setting up Onboard Administrator using the CLI
1.
Connect to the Onboard Administrator CLI using the serial port, management port, service port, or
c3000 KVM Module option.
2.
Log into the Onboard Administrator with the "Administrator" user account and the OA dogtag
password.
3.
Set Onboard Administrator name: "SET OA NAME 1 <name>".
4.
If a redundant Onboard Administrator is present: "SET OA NAME 2 <name>".
5.
Configure Onboard Administrator IP address
a. Select whether to use either the OA1/OA2 IP address or Enclosure IP address.
b. Configure OA1 IP address as static or DHCP. Example for static: "SET IPCONFIG STATIC 1
<ipaddress><netmask>"
6.
If a redundant Onboard Administrator is present: "SET IPCONFIG STATIC 2 <ip address>
<netmask>".
7.
Set Onboard Administrator gateway: "SET OA GATEWAY 1 <ip address>.
8.
If a redundant Onboard Administrator is present: "SET OA GATEWAY 2 <ip address>.
9.
Set iLO's IP address: "SET EBIPA SERVER <ip address> <netmask>. Allocate each IP address needed
(up to 32) consecutive static IP addresses.
10.
If there is a gateway on the management network, set the iLO's gateway to the IP address: SET
EBIPA SERVER GATEWAY <ip address>.
11.
Start EBIPA FOR iLO: "ENABLE EBIPA SERVER".
12.
Complete the remainder of the settings as required. The CLI User Guide indicates the enclosure
defaults for each setting.
Configuring c-Class iLO 2 IP addresses
Each c-Class iLO 2 factory default configuration enables DHCP network settings. To use the iLO 2 with a
DHCP network, connect the Onboard Administrator management port to a network with a DHCP server
and Onboard Administrator and all iLO 2 management processors and supporting interconnect modules
such as Virtual Connect obtain IP addresses from the DHCP server.
To configure each iLO 2 for static IP addresses there are several alternatives. Use Onboard Administrator
to setup an IP address for each iLO using EBIPA. This allows iLO to be addressed using TCP/IP so that the
network settings can be reconfigured. The client PC must be configured to access these iLO 2 IP addresses
temporarily for Alternatives 2-4 below.
Alternative 1 using EBIPA:
Configuring each iLO 2 with an IP address using EBIPA provides a fixed network configuration including
IP address, netmask and gateway - that is based on the enclosure bay where the server is installed. The
new iLO 2 obtains the IP address for that bay without further configuration needed.
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Alternative 2 using the OA GUI:
Login to the OA GUI with an account having administrator privilege and bay permissions to the
corresponding iLO 2. Select the iLO link on the desired server to single-sign-on to the iLO 2 web GUI.
Select Administration | Network Settings. Change iLO 2 to DHCP disabled and enter the desired IP
address, subnet mask and gateway. Select apply and the iLO 2 has been configured for a static IP
address. Repeat these steps for each iLO 2. When all iLOs in the enclosure have static IP addresses
configured, turn off the EBIPA setting for the servers.
Alternative 3 using the OA CLI:
Login to the OA CLI with an account having administrator privilege and bay permissions to the
corresponding iLO 2. Perform the "connect server X" command where X is the bay number containing the
iLO 2 to be configured. Use iLO 2 SMASH/CLP interface to set the iLO 2 to the desired IP address subnet
mask and gateway. This resets the iLO network settings to the configured values. Repeat these steps for
each iLO 2. When all iLOs in the enclosure have static IP addresses configured, turn off the EBIPA setting
for the servers.
Alternative 4 using iLO 2 RIBCL scripts:
Create a unique RIBCL xml script to configure the iLO 2 network settings to the desired values for each
iLO 2. Copy these scripts to an http, ftp or tftp server that can be accessed by the Onboard
Administrator.
Login to the OA CLI with an account having administrator privilege and bay permissions to the
corresponding iLO 2. Perform the "hponcfg X Y" command where X is the bay number containing the iLO
2 to be configured and Y is the http, ftp or tftp server network path to the script file (example hponcfg 2
http://10.128.126.204/Mod_Network_Settings.xml). Using Onboard Administrator to perform the
hponcfg command uses single-sign-on to the selected iLO 2, instead of configuring the RIBCL script with
the unique default iLO 2 username/password. Application of the RIBCL script resets the iLO network
settings to the configured values. Repeat these steps for each iLO 2. When all iLOs in the enclosure have
static IP addresses configured, turn off the EBIPA setting for the servers.
Alternative 5 using the iLO 2 BIOS ROM during server POST:
Connect each server to a KVM. Reboot each server and stop POST during iLO 2 ROM initialization.
Change the iLO 2 network configuration and manually enter the IP address, netmask and gateway.
Reboot the server. Repeat for each iLO 2.
Pinout signals for Onboard Administrator Serial
RS232 connector
The pinout for the DB9 serial connector (Onboard Administrator Serial RS232 port) used on the c7000
serial port is as follows:
Pin
Name
Direction
Description
1
CD
In
Carrier detect
2
RXD
In
Receive data
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3
TXD
Out
Transmit data
4
DTR
Out
Data terminal ready
5
GND
6
DSR
In
Data set ready
7
RTS
Out
Request to send
8
CTS
In
Clear to send
9
RI
In
Ring indicator
System ground
Using the service port connection
The Onboard Administrator service port is the enclosure link-up connector which also has a laptop icon
next to the up arrow. When the enclosure link connectors are used to link enclosures, the top enclosure
link-up connector will be the Service Port for all the linked enclosures. This port is a 100BaseT Ethernet
jack and may be directly connected to a laptop or PC RJ45 Ethernet connector using a standard CAT5
patch cable as the wiring on the link-up connector is crossed over to allow direct connect to a PC
100BaseT connector.
The Service Port provides direct connection to any of the active Onboard Administrator modules in all
linked enclosures or just the active Onboard Administrator module in a single enclosure if there are no
other linked enclosures. The network connection is private to the enclosures and cannot be used to access
any device outside the internal enclosure management network. It can be used to directly access the
active Onboard Administrator at the active service IP address, found on that enclosure Insight Display,
Enclosure Info screen.
The laptop or PC connected to the enclosure service port must have DHCP enabled its network
connection, and obtains a zero-conf IP address in the range 169.254.x.y after a DHCP timeout if the
laptop or PC is running windows. If the laptop or PC is running Linux, you might have to manually set the
network port to 169.254.2.1 with a netmask of 255.255.0.0.
To access an active Onboard Administrator GUI—Use the active OA service IP address from the Insight
Display on that enclosure as the web address in your laptop or PC browser. Log into the OA with a
configured user account and password.
To access an active Onboard Administrator CLI—Use a Telnet or SSH program based on the configured
network access settings and connect to the active OA service IP address. Log into the OA with a
configured user account and password.
Since none of the configured device bay iLO have an IP address in the zero-conf IP address range, you
must manually add a network route on the laptop or PC if you need to access the iLO IP address from the
service port. The syntax if using a windows laptop or PC command shell is:
route add iLO_IP_address mask 255.255.255.255 OA_service_IP_address
After the route to an iLO has been added to the laptop or PC, the iLO can be accessed from the OA GUI
or directly using SSH.
The active Onboard Administrator does not support routing from the service port to an interconnect
module management processor. However if the interconnect module supports the serial connection to the
OA, then the OA CLI “connect interconnect” command can be used to connect to an interconnect module.
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The service port connection is only intended as a temporary Ethernet connection to the enclosure private
network to eliminate disconnecting the management port from the external management network for
access to the Onboard Administrator during a maintenance event.
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Using configuration scripts
Configuration scripts
Configuration scripts are useful for preserving settings and configuration information, particularly when
setting up multiple enclosures and Onboard Administrator modules and eliminating the need to manually
configure each enclosure, saving time and effort in the process. Configuration scripts can be created and
used with Onboard Administrator in the browser, or through the CLI, executing them in the same manner
as a shell script is executed in Linux or UNIX.
Current configuration
To download a current configuration for the enclosure:
1.
Click the Click here link. The configuration opens in a new browser window.
2.
To save the configuration, as a text file, choose either of the following options:
o
If you use Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.0, select Save As.
o
If you use Mozilla Firefox 1.5, select Save Page As.
You can also select a local file or a URL for the configuration script.
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•
Local file—You can browse for the configuration file or you can enter the path of the configuration
file into the textbox. The maximum number of characters in the file path cannot exceed 256. After
entering the configuration file path, click Upload.
•
URL—If the configuration file is located on a web server, enter an http:// path to it. The maximum
number of characters in the file path cannot exceed 256. Click Apply after entering the URL.
For security, the retrieved current configuration does not contain any user passwords. You can manually
edit the script to add the user passwords after the user name on the ADD USER lines. Also, the retrieved
current configuration does not contain any of the LCD settings (Lock Buttons, Enable PIN Protection, and
PIN Code). These settings cannot be added from the configuration script.
Current enclosure inventory
To download a script of the current enclosure inventory, click the Click here link, and then the current
enclosure inventory opens in a new browser window. To save the inventory as a text file, choose either of
the following options:
•
If you are using Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.0, select Save As.
•
If you are using Mozilla Firefox 1.5, select Save Page As.
The downloaded text file provides the same information as a CLI SHOW ALL command. The text file also
displays the current configuration for the enclosure.
USB Support
This field appears when a USB key is detected in the Active Onboard Administrator USB port and
configuration files are present. To download a configuration file, select a file from the menu, and then
click Apply. To save the current Onboard Administrator configuration file to the USB key, enter a filename
with a .cfg extension, and then click Apply.
Reset Factory Defaults
When you reset the enclosure to the factory defaults all enclosure settings are reset except the built-in
Administrator password. All Alert Mail, Network and Network Protocol, SNMP, and Power Management
settings are reset.
To reset the enclosure click Reset Factory Defaults. A confirmation screen appears, asking if you are sure
that you want to perform the action. To confirm resetting the enclosure, click OK, or to exit without
resetting the enclosure to factory defaults, click Cancel.
To download a current configuration for the enclosure:
1.
Click the Click here link. The configuration opens in a new browser window.
2.
To save the configuration, as a text file, choose either of the following options:
o
If you use Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.0, select Save As.
o
If you use Mozilla Firefox 1.5, select Save Page As.
For security, the retrieved current configuration does not contain any user passwords. You can manually
edit the script to add the user passwords after the user name on the ADD USER lines. The enclosure
Administrator account password cannot be added from the configuration script. Also, the retrieved current
configuration does not contain any of the LCD settings (Lock Buttons, Enable PIN Protection, and PIN
Code). These settings cannot be added from the configuration script.
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Troubleshooting
Onboard Administrator error messages
There are three error message types:
•
Soap Response Errors. These are the general errors reported by the gSoap service for validation
errors, device failures, and so on. These errors are organized into two categories:
o
User Request errors.
o
Onboard Administrator errors.
•
Soap interface errors. These signal internal problems with the actual gSoap service itself.
•
CGI application errors. These are errors reported by individual CGI processes. Each one issues its
own set of errors:
o
File upload errors
o
Insight Display screen shot errors
Onboard Administrator errors
1 The submitted user already exists.
2 The submitted user name is not valid.
3 The maximum number of users already exists.
4 A system error occurred while creating the submitted user.
5 The requested user does not exist.
6 The submitted group already exists.
7 Invalid privilege level.
8 Insufficient privileges for the requested operation.
9 The requested group does not exist.
10 The submitted user was already enabled.
11 The submitted user was already disabled.
12 The submitted user already has administrator rights.
13 The submitted user is not an administrator.
14 An error occurred while creating a group entry.
15 An error occurred while writing to the enclosure system log.
16 Could not fork a process.
17 An error occurred while reading the enclosure system log.
18 An error occurred while opening the requested blade's lockfile.
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19 The submitted bay is already assigned.
20 The submitted bay is not assigned.
21 An error occurred while opening the requested blade's system log.
22 The submitted value is already in use.
23 The first character in the submitted value is not valid.
24 The submitted value contains an invalid character.
25 The submitted value is too short.
26 The submitted value is too long.
27 The submitted trap receiver already exists.
28 The maximum number of trap receivers already exists.
29 The maximum number of IP managers already exists.
30 The IP Manager already exists.
31 The submitted bay number is out of range.
32 The submitted IP address is not valid.
33 The submitted value is null.
34 An error occurred while generating an event.
35 An error occurred opening the enclosure system log.
36 The submitted date and/or time value was not formatted correctly.
37 An error occurred while opening the Onboard Administrator's system log.
38 The NMI Dump failed for the submitted blade.
39 Setting the UID for the submitted blade failed.
40 Setting the environment variable for the submitted blade failed.
41 Setting the boot order for the submitted blade failed.
42 Setting the power control for the submitted blade failed.
43 Setting the max power for the submitted bladed failed.
44 Shutting down the submitted blade failed.
45 Clearing the submitted blade failed.
46 Getting blade information for the submitted blade failed.
47 Getting blade status for the submitted blade failed.
48 Getting sensor information for the submitted sensor failed.
49 Setting the submitted rack name failed.
50 Getting power supply information for the submitted power supply failed.
51 Getting power supply status for the submitted power supply failed.
52 Getting power supply measurements for the submitted power supply failed.
53 Setting the Onboard Administrator's UID state failed.
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54 Getting the Onboard Administrator's status failed.
55 Getting the Onboard Administrator's information failed.
56 Getting fan information for the submitted fan failed.
57 Rebooting the enclosure failed.
58 Shutting down the enclosure failed.
59 Getting the enclosure information failed.
60 Getting the enclosure names failed.
61 Getting the enclosure status failed.
62 Setting the enclosure name failed.
63 Setting the enclosure asset tag failed.
64 Setting the enclosure time zone failed.
65 Setting the enclosure UID failed.
66 Setting the UID for the submitted interconnect failed.
67 Resetting the submitted interconnect failed.
68 Getting interconnect information for the submitted interconnect failed.
69 Getting interconnect status for the submitted interconnect failed.
70 An error occurred while accessing the connected user for the requested blade.
71 An error occurred while reading the lockfile for the submitted blade.
72 The submitted E-mail address is not valid.
73 Libem is not able to talk to iLO.
74 Downloading the submitted file failed.
75 The certificate could not be verified.
76 Could not save the authorization keys.
77 The SSH key size is not correct.
78 Could not ping the requested url.
79 Could not generate the CSR.
80 Could not generate the SSO
81 Could not read the fingerprint.
82 Could not get SSH key.
83 The field is already enabled.
84 The field is already disabled.
85 The system is already in DHCP mode.
86 The system is currently in static IP mode.
87 Could not clear the system log.
88 Could not restore the factory settings.
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89 Could not read the configuration file.
90 Could not write to the configuration file.
91 Could not configure the MAC address.
92 The submitted url is not valid.
93 Could not update the firmware with the submitted image file.
94 Unable to acquire the rack topology.
95 Invalid domain.
96 The EBIPA device is bad.
97 Connecting to the blade's iLO failed.
98 Sending the RIBCL command to the requested blade failed.
99 Could not find the requested element in the RIBCL response.
100 Could not find the requested attribute in the RIBCL response.
101 Could not find the starting boundary in the RIBCL response.
102 Could not find the ending boundary in the RIBCL response.
103 Could not determine the IP address of the management processor for the requested blade.
104 Could not locate a Primary NTP server.
105 You must set at least one (1) trusted host before enabling trusted hosts.
106 Could not set the LCD pin.
107 Could not create the RIBCL request.
108 This error message should be taken from the soap errorText (varies).
109 Getting power information failed.
110 Setting power information failed.
111 Getting User Note text failed.
112 Setting User Note text failed.
113 Getting the User Note bitmap failed.
114 Setting the User Note bitmap failed.
115 Getting the button lock state failed.
116 Setting the button lock state failed.
117 An error occurred while getting the Insight Display screen capture
118 The management processor auto-login feature is not supported.
119 The maximum number of EBIPA DNS servers has already been reached.
120 The starting IP address and Net Mask must be set before enabling EBIPA.
121 The LDAP group does not exist.
122 The LDAP group already exists.
123 The maximum number of LDAP groups has already been reached.
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124 Blade warm reset error.
125 Error getting Insight Display information.
126 Error getting Insight Display status.
127 Error reading the certificate
128 Error setting the time zone.
129 Error installing the certificate.
130 Exceeded the maximum number of SSO certificates.
131 The X509 Certificate is not formatted correctly.
132 HP SIM station already in trusted list.
133 HP SIM station name not found.
134 HP SIM SSO API received a bad parameter.
135 The maximum number of HP SIM XE stations already configured.
137 The session could not be created.
138 The session could not be deleted.
139 Not a valid request while running in standby mode.
140 Not a valid request while transitioning to active mode.
141 Not a valid request while running in active mode.
142 The maximum number of LDAP certificates already exist.
143 Could not remove LDAP certificate.
144 You must configure the directory server and at least one search context before enabling LDAP.
145 Could not set the LDAP group description.
146 An error occurred while communicating with the other Onboard Administrator.
147 A general script failure occurred.
148 The other Onboard Administrator is not present.
149 No redundant Onboard Administrator found. Cannot failover.
150 The user could not be authenticated.
151 Invalid parameter for setting blade one time boot.
152 Invalid parameter for setting the blade boot priority.
153 A blade boot device can only be listed once.
154 NTP Poll time must be between 60 and 9999 seconds.
155 Could not create new file.
156 Could not write the file to the disk.
157 The submitted image is too big.
158 The submitted image is not a BMP image.
159 The submitted image does not have the appropriate dimensions.
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160 Non-standard BMP images are not supported.
161 The specified item was not found.
162 The protocol specified in the URL is not supported.
163 The upload to the specified URL failed.
164 The Onboard Administrator did not fail over.
165 The blade is in a powered off state.
166 Could not get the blade CPQ key.
167 The IP manager does not exist.
168 There is no SSH key installed.
169 There was a problem running the configuration script.
170 Missing credentials.
171 Caught the SIGSEGV signal.
172 Unable to resume session.
201 Could not open the event pipe for reading.
202 Did not read the proper size for events.
203 Event length mismatch.
204 The event listener was terminated.
255 An undocumented error has occurred. Please update your firmware to the latest firmware version if
necessary. Contact HP if the problem persists
Soap interface errors
2 Unable to allocate memory.
3 Unable to allocate memory.
4 An error occurred while making a temporary name for the new file.
5 Functionality not yet implemented.
6 Unable to execute the event daemon.
7 Unable to fork the event listening daemon: Not enough system resources.
8 Unable to fork the event listening daemon: Not enough memory.
698891 The Onboard Administrator SOAP interface caught a SEGFAULT signal.
CGI application errors
File Upload Errors
1 Missing credentials.
2 Invalid file type.
3 No file was uploaded.
4 Could not open the submitted file.
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5 Could not read the submitted file.
8 The uploadFile cgi process has caught the SIGSEGV signal.
13 Unable to resume session.
Insight Display screen shot errors
1 Missing credentials.
2 The getLCDImage CGI process has caught the SIGSEGV signal.
3 Could not acquire access to the image in a reasonable amount of time.
4 Cannot open semaphores.
5 Produce SEMV does not work.
6 Consume SEMV does not work.
7 Cannot lock the image file.
8 Cannot open the image file.
9 Cannot seek in the image file.
10 Unable to resume session.
11 Insufficient privileges.
Onboard Administrator factory default settings
When resetting the HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator to factory defaults, the administrator
password is not reset to factory default. It remains set to the password it was last password specified. In
the event that the administrator password must be reset to factory defaults (as included on the tag that
shipped with the Onboard Administrator), proceed to the Recovering lost administrator password section
in this guide.
Resetting the Onboard Administrator to factory defaults will also reset any certificates on the Onboard
Administrator.
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Enabling LDAP Directory Services Authentication
to Microsoft Active Directory
Certificate Services
The Microsoft implementation of LDAP over SSL requires that the Domain Controllers install DC certificates
from the CA of the organization. This process occurs when the Enterprise Root CA service is added to a
server in Active Directory. HP strongly recommends using an Enterprise Root CA to minimize the
complexities of requesting and accepting DC certificates from a stand-alone CA.
Preparing the directory
For a normal production environment, similar groups would already exist in some form, but the group
names below can be used as-is if desired. To prepare the directory:
1.
Create an Active Directory group named OA Admins, and then put a user named Test Admin in this
group
2.
Create a group called OA Operators, and then add a user named Test Operator in this group.
3.
User permissions are irrelevant.
Preparing the Onboard Administrator
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4.
Navigate to the Directory Settings screen located under Users/ Authentications for the enclosure.
5.
Click Enable LDAP and then enter the IP address or the name of one of your DCs. See the
Troubleshooting section for more information on verifying that the DC is listening on port 636.
Alternatively, enter the domain name of your AD domain (DOMAIN.COM) instead of a server name
forcing the DNS servers defined for the domain to offer DCs. For simplicity during initial setup, HP
recommends you use a single IP address. The Search Context is standard LDAP format. For example,
if the user accounts are in the Users OU in a domain named BLADEDEMO.HP.COM, the Search
Context would be:
CN=Users,DC=bladedemo,DC=hp,DC=com
Uploading the DC Certificate (optional)
You can upload multiple DC certificates. Upload a certificate that permits LDAP over SSL.
1.
Click the Upload Certificate Tab.
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2.
Obtain the certificate from the DC by opening a new web browser window to
https://<domain_controller>:636 (where domain_controller is your DC). Note that this is a secure
HTTPS URL, so you are prompted to accept a certificate. Click "View Certificate"
3.
Click the Details tab, and then click Copy to File.
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4.
Select Base-64 encoded x.509 (.CER) from the list of export options (this is important). Provide a
name and location for the file (c:\dccert.cer) and finish the wizard.
5.
Locate the exported certificate file in explorer and rename it with a .txt extension (dccert.txt). Open
the file in notepad and copy the entire contents to the clipboard. The following is an example of the
certificate file contents:
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----MIIFxDCCBKygAwIBAgIKJWUSwAAAAAAAAjANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQUFADBVMRMwEQYK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…output truncated…
-----END CERTIFICATE-----
6.
Return to the OA Upload Certificate screen, paste the certificate contents into the window, and then
click Upload.
Creating directory groups
Onboard Administrator authenticates users and assigns privileges by first verifying that the username and
password provided to Onboard Administrator match the credentials in the Directory. When a match is
verified, Onboard Administrator queries the Directory to discover the names of the Active Directory
groups the user is a member of. Onboard Administrator then matches those group names against the
Directory Group names that exist in Onboard Administrator. In the following example, Onboard
Administrator Directory Groups are created in this step. The group name is used to determine LDAP users'
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group membership and must match one of the following five properties of a directory group: the name,
distinguished name, common name, Display Name, or SAM Account Name.
To create a directory group:
1.
In Onboard Administrator, navigate to the Users/Authentications/Directory Groups link.
2.
To add a new directory group, click New.
3.
Create a group named OA Admins which is the same name created in the Active Directory.
4.
Assign this group full administrative privileges over all server bays and interconnect bays and then
click Add.
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5.
Create a Second Directory Group named OA Operators to match the operator group created in
Active Directory. Assign the group Operator privilege level instead of Administrator, and do not
allow the group access to Server Bays but do allow access to Interconnect bays, and then click Add.
Testing the directory login solution
1.
Log out of the current Onboard Administrator session, and then close all browser windows.
2.
Browse to the Onboard Administrator, and then log in using one of the following options:
o
Test Admin
o
TestAdmin@domain.com
o
DOMAIN\Test Admin
3.
Enter the corresponding password used for the user account. If you cannot log in with full
Administrative privileges, see the troubleshooting section. Note that you cannot login using your user
name. For example, if your Account name is Jeff Allen and your account is jallen, you cannot login
as jallen because this format is not currently supported by LDAP.
4.
Log off or sign out of Onboard Administrator, and then attempt to log in is as Test Operator using
one of the following options:
o
Test Operator
o
TestOperator@Domain.com
o
DOMAIN\Test Operator
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Enter the corresponding password used for this account. This should succeed and should have no access
to any Server Blades, but full access to Interconnect Bays.
Troubleshooting LDAP on Onboard Administrator
To verify that SSL is working on the Domain Controllers in your domain, open a browser and then
navigate to https://<domain_controller>:636 (substitute your Domain Controller for
<domain_controller>). You can substitute <domain> in place of <domain controller> which goes to DNS
to verify which Domain Controller is currently answering requests for the domain. Test multiple Domain
Controllers to verify that all of them have been issued a certificate. If SSL is operating properly on a
Domain Controller (for example, a Certificate has been issued to it), you are prompted by the Security
dialog that asks if you want to proceed with accessing the site or view the certificate. If you click Yes, a
web page does not appear. The test is to make the Security Dialog prompt appear. A server not
accepting connections on port 636 displays the "page cannot be displayed" message. If this test
fails, the Domain Controller is not accepting SSL connections possibly because a certificate has not been
issued. This process is automatic, but might require a reboot.
To avoid a reboot, perform the following procedure: .
1.
On the Domain Controller, load the "Computer Account" MMC snap-in, and then navigate to the
Personal->Certificates folder.
2.
Right-click the folder, and then choose Request New Certificate. The type default is already "Domain
Controller"
3.
Click Next, and then repeat until the Domain Controller issues the certificate.
A second method for troubleshooting SSL is to go to the DC, and then run the following command:
C:\netstat -an | find /i "636"
If the server is listening for requests on port 636,the following response appears:
TCP
0.0.0.0:636
0.0.0.0:0
LISTENING
A third problem could be that the domain controllers have not auto-enrolled. The DCs can take up to 8
hours to auto-enroll and get their certificates issued because MS uses GPO to make the DC's aware of the
newly installed CA. You can force this by running DSSTORE -pulse from the DCs (tool is in the w2k reskit).
It is triggered by winlogon. Therefore for auto-enrollment to function, you must log off and then logon
again. The certificates appear automatically in the CAs Issued Certs list. Make sure the CA is not listing
them in Pending Certs. If it is, change the CA to auto issue certificates when a request comes in. If the
auto-enrollment feature still does not function, request the certificate using the following procedure:
1.
On the Domain Controller, open MMC, and then add Certificate Snap-in (Computer Account).
2.
Navigate to Personal, and then right-click the folder.
3.
Click Request New Cert, and then click Next, until
4.
Enter a name for the certificate.
If an RPC error occurs, verify that the CA is listed in DNS and that the CA is running.
If the wizard does not start, force the server to see the CA and then allow the wizard to run:
To speed up the GPO process and make the DCs acknowledge the CA, use one of the following
commands:
•
Windows® 2003, Gpupdate /force
•
Windows® 2000, Secedit /refreshpolicy machine_policy /enforce
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Verify that the Onboard Administrator has all the appropriate network settings unique to your network
(such as DNS) and that the time and date are correct (certificates are date sensitive). Ensure that Onboard
Administrator can reach the DNS server (by pinging it from the Onboard Administrator command line
interface).
If LDAP is enabled while booting into Lost Password mode, the local Administrator password is reset,
LDAP is disabled, and local login is re-enabled.
If the nested groups function is not displaying properly, check the Domain Functional Level. Windows
2000 and Windows 2003 domain controllers by default are placed in function level 2000 mixed. When
using this functional level, you cannot add or nest local groups.
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Time zone settings
Africa time zone settings
IMPORTANT: Time zones must be entered exactly as they appear.
The following table provides the African time zone settings that are supported by the Onboard
Administrator.
Africa/Abidjan
Africa/Ceuta
Africa/Kinshasa
Africa/Ndjamena
Africa/Accra
Africa/Conakry
Africa/Lagos
Africa/Niamey
Africa/Addis_Ababa
Africa/Dakar
Africa/Libreville
Africa/Nouakchott
Africa/Algiers
Africa/Dar_es_Salaam
Africa/Lome
Africa/Ouagadougou
Africa/Asmera
Africa/Djibouti
Africa/Luanda
Africa/Porto-Novo
Africa/Bamako
Africa/Douala
Africa/Lubumbashi
Africa/Sao_Tome
Africa/Bangui
Africa/El_Aaiun
Africa/Lusaka
Africa/Timbuktu
Africa/Banjul
Africa/Freetown
Africa/Malabo
Africa/Tripoli
Africa/Bissau
Africa/Gaborone
Africa/Maputo
Africa/Tunis
Africa/Blantyre
Africa/Harare
Africa/Maseru
Africa/Wjndhoek
AfricaBrazzaville
Africa/Johannesburg
Africa/Mbabane
Egypt
Africa/Bujumbura
Africa/Kampala
Africa/Mogadishu
Libya
Africa/Cairo
Africa/Khartoum
Africa/Monrovia
—
Africa/Casablanca
Africa/Kigali
Africa/Nairobi
—
Americas time zone settings
IMPORTANT: Time zones must be entered exactly as they appear.
The following table provides the Americas time zone settings that are supported by the Onboard
Administrator.
America/Adak
America/Indiana/Knox
America/Santo_Domingo
America/Anchorage
America/Indiana/Marengo
America/Sao_Paulo
America/Anguilla
America/Indianapolis
America/Scoresbysund
America/Antigua
America/Indiana/Vevay
America/Shiprock
America/Araguaina
America/Inuvik
America/St_Johns
America/Aruba
America/Iqaluit
America/St_Kitts
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America/Asuncion
America/Jamaica
America/St_Lucia
America/Atka
America/Jujuy
America/St_Thomas
America/Barbados
America/Juneau
America/St_Vincent
America/Belem
America/Kentucky/Louisville
America/Swift_Current
America/Belize
America/Kentucky/Monticello
America/Tegucigalpa
America/Boa_Vista
America/Knox_IN
America/Thule
America/Bogota
America/La_Paz
America/Thunder_Bay
America/Boise
America/Lima
America/Tijuana
America/Buenos_Aires
America/Los_Angeles
America/Tortola
America/Cambridge_Bay
America/Louisville
America/Vancouver
America/Cancun
America/Maceio
America/Virgin
America/Caracas
America/Managua
America/Whitehorse
America/Catamarca
America/Manaus
America/Winnipeg
America/Cayenne
America/Martinique
America/Yakutat
America/Cayman
America/Mazatlan
America/Yellowknife
America/Chicago
America/Mendoza
Brazil/Acre
America/Chihuahua
America/Menominee
Brazil/DeNoronha
America/Cordoba
America/Merida
Brazil/East
America/Costa_Rica
America/Mexico_City
Brazil/West
America/Cuiaba
America/Miquelon
Canada/Atlantic
America/Curacao
America/Monterrey
Canada/Central
America/Dawson
America/Montevideo
Canada/Eastern
America/Dawson_Creek
America/Montreal
Canada/East-Saskatchewan
America/Denver
America/Montserrat
Canada/Mountain
America/Detroit
America/Nassau
Canada/Newfoundland
America/Dominica
America/New_York
Canada/Pacific
America/Edmonton
America/Nipigon
Canada/Saskatchewan
America/Eirunepe
America/Nome
Canada/Yukon
America/El_Salvador
America/Noronha
Chile/Continenta
America/Ensenada
America/Panama
Chile/EasterIsland
America/Fortaleza
America/Pangnirtung
Cuba
America/Fort_Wayne
America/Paramaribo
Jamaica
America/Glace_Bay
America/Phoenix
Mexico/BajaNorte
America/Godthab
America/Port-au-Prince
Mexico/BajaSur
America/Goose_Bay
America/Porto_Acre
Mexico/General
America/Grand_Turk
America/Port_of_Spain
US/Alaska
America/Grenada
America/Porto_Velho
US/Aleutian
America/Guadeloupe
America/Puerto_Rico
US/Arizona
America/Guatemala
America/Rainy_River
US/Central
America/Guayaquil
America/Rankin_Inlet
US/Eastern
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America/Guyana
America/Recife
US/East-Indiana
America/Halifax
America/Regina
US/Indiana-Starke
America/Havana
America/Rio_Branco
US/Michigan
America/Hermosillo
America/Rosario
US/Mountain
America/Indiana/Indianapolis
America/Santiago
US/Pacific
Asia time zone settings
IMPORTANT: Time zones must be entered exactly as they appear.
The following table provides the Asian time zone settings that are supported by the Onboard
Administrator.
Asia/Aden
Asia/Damascus
Asia/Krasnoyarsk
Asia/Saigon
Asia/Yakutsk
Asia/Almaty
Asia/Dhaka
Asia/Kuala_Lumpur Asia/Samarkand
Asia/Yekaterinburg
Asia/Amman
Asia/Dili
Asia/Kuching
Asia/Seoul
Asia/Yerevan
Asia/Anadyr
Asia/Dubai
Asia/Kuwait
Asia/Shanghai
Hongkong
Asia/Aqtau
Asia/Dushanbe
Asia/Macao
Asia/Singapore
Iran
Asia/Aqtobe
Asia/Gaza
Asia/Magadan
Asia/Taipei
Israel
Asia/Ashgabat
Asia/Harbin
Asia/Manila
Asia/Tashkent
Japan
Asia/Ashkhabad
Asia/Hong_Kong
Asia/Muscat
Asia/Tbilisi
Mideast/Riyadh87
Asia/Baghdad
Asia/Hovd
Asia/Nicosia
Asia/Tehran
Mideast/Riyadh88
Asia/Bahrain
Asia/Irkutsk
Asia/Novosibirsk
Asia/Tel_Aviv
Mideast/Riyadh89
Asia/Baku
Asia/Istanbul
Asia/Omsk
Asia/Thimbu
PRC
Asia/Bangkok
Asia/Jakarta
Asia/Phom_Penh
Asia/Thimphu
ROC
Asia/Beirut
Asia/Jayapura
Asia/Pyongyang
Asia/Toyoko
ROK
Asia/Bishkek
Asia/Jerusalem
Asia/Qatar
Asia/Ujung_Pandang Singapore
Asia/Brunei
Asia/Kabul
Asia/Rangoon
Asia/Ulaanbaatar
Turkey
Asia/Calcutta
Asia/Kamchatka
Asia/Riyadh
Asia/Ulan_Bator
—
Asia/Chungking
Asia/Karachi
Asia/Riyadh87
Asia/Urumqi
—
Asia/Colombo
Asia/Kashgar
Asia/Riyadh88
Asia/Vientiane
—
Asia/Dacca
Asia/Katmandu
Asia/Riyadh89
Asia/Vladivostok
—
Universal time zone settings
IMPORTANT: Time zones must be entered exactly as they appear.
The following table provides the Universal time zone settings that are supported by the Onboard
Administrator.
CET
Etc/GMT-2
Etc/GMT+7
Etc/GMT-13
MST
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CST6CDT
Etc/GMT+2
Etc/GMT-8
Etc/GMT-14
MST7MDT
EET
Etc/GMT-3
Etc/GMT+8
Etc/Greenwich
Navajo
EST
Etc/GMT+3
Etc/GMT-9
Etc/UCT
PST8PDT
EST5EDT
Etc/GMT-4
Etc/GMT+9
Etc/Universal
UCT
Etc/GMT
Etc/GMT+4
Etc/GMT-10
Etc/UTC
Universal
Etc/GMT0
Etc/GMT-5
Etc/GMT+10
Etc/Zulu
UTC
Etc/GMT-0
Etc/GMT+5
Etc/GMT-11
GMT
WET
Etc/GMT+0
Etc/GMT-6
Etc/GMT+11
Greenwich
W-SU
Etc/GMT-1
Etc/GMT+6
Etc/GMT-12
HST
Zulu
Etc/GMT+1
Etc/GMT-7
Etc/GMT+12
MET
—
Oceanic time zone settings
IMPORTANT: Time zones must be entered exactly as they appear.
The following table provides the Oceanic time zone settings that are supported by the Onboard
Administrator.
Atlantic/Azores
Australia/NSW
NZ-CHAT
Pacific/Niue
Atlantic/Bermuda
Australia/Perth
Pacific/Apia
Pacific/Norfolk
Atlantic/Canary
Australia/Queensland
Pacific/Auckland
Pacific/Noumea
Atlantic/Cape_Verde
Australia/South
Pacific/Chatham
Pacific/Pago_Pago
Atlantic/Faeroe
Australia/Sydney
Pacific/Easter
Pacific/Palau
Atlantic/Jan_Mayen
Australia/Tasmania
Pacific/Efate
Pacific/Pitcairn
Atlantic/Madeira
Australia/Victoria
Pacific/Enderbury
Pacific/Ponape
Atlantic/Reykjavik
Australia/West
Pacific/Fakaofo
Pacific/Port_Moresby
Atlantic/South_Georgia
Australia/Yancowina
Pacific/Fiji
Pacific/Rarotonga
Atlantic/Stanley
Iceland
Pacific/Funafuti
Pacific/Saipan
Atlantic/St_Helena
Indian/Antananarivo
Pacific/Galapagos
Pacific/Samoa
Australia/ACT
Indian/Chagos
Pacific/Gambier
Pacific/Tahiti
Australia/Adelaide
Indian/Christmas
Pacific/Guadalcanal
Pacific/Tarawa
Australia/Brisbane
Indian/Cocos
Pacific/Guam
Pacific/Tongatapu
Australia/Broken_Hill
Indian/Comoro
Pacific/Honolulu
Pacific/Truk
Australia/Canberra
Indian/Kerguelen
Pacific/Johnston
Pacific/Wake
Australia/Darwin
Indian/Mahe
Pacific/Kiritimati
Pacific/Wallis
Australia/Hobart
Indian/Maldives
Pacific/Kosrae
Pacific/Yap
Australia/LHI
Indian/Mauritius
Pacific/Kwajalein
US/Hawaii
Australia/Lindeman
Indian/Mayotte
Pacific/Majuro
US/Samoa
Australia/Lord_Howe
Indian/Reunion
Pacific/Marquesas
—
Australia/Melbourne
Kwajalein
Pacific/Midway
—
Time zone settings 224
Australia/North
NZ
Pacific/Nauru
—
Europe time zone settings
IMPORTANT: Time zones must be entered exactly as they appear.
The following table provides the European time zone settings that are supported by the Onboard
Administrator.
Eire
Europe/Helsinki
Europe/Paris
Europe/Vaduz
Europe/Amsterdam
Europe/Istanbul
Europe/Prague
Europe/Vatican
Europe/Andorra
Europe/Kaliningrad
Europe/Riga
Europe/Vienna
Europe/Athens
Europe/Kiev
Europe/Rome
Europe/Vilnius
Europe/Belfast
Europe/Lisbon
Europe/Samara
Europe/Warsaw
Europe/Belgrade
Europe/Ljubljana
Europe/San_Marino
Europe/Zagreb
Europe/Berlin
Europe/London
Europe/Sarajevo
Europe/Zaporozhye
Europe/Bratislava
Europe/Luxembourg
Europe/Simferopol
Europe/Zurich
Europe/Brussels
Europe/Madrid
Europe/Skopje
GB
Europe/Bucharest
Europe/Malta
Europe/Sofia
GB-Eire
Europe/Budapest
Europe/Minsk
Europe/Stockholm
Poland
Europe/Chisinau
Europe/Monaco
Europe/Tallinn
Portugal
Europe/Copenhagen
Europe/Moscow
Europe/Tirane
—
Europe/Dublin
Europe/Nicosia
Europe/Tiraspol
—
Europe/Gibraltar
Europe/Oslo
Europe/Uzhgorod
—
Polar time zone settings
IMPORTANT: Time zones must be entered exactly as they appear.
The following table provides the Polar time zone settings that are supported by the Onboard
Administrator.
Antarctica/Casey
Antarctica/McMurdo
Antarctica/Vostok
Antarctica/Davis
Antarctica/Palmer
Arctic/Longyearbyen
Antarctica/DumontDUrville
Antarctica/South_Pole
—
Antarctica/Mawson
Antarctica/Syowa
—
Time zone settings 225
Technical support
Before you contact HP
Be sure to have the following information available before you call HP:
•
Technical support registration number (if applicable)
•
Product serial number
•
Product model name and number
•
Product identification number
•
Applicable error messages
•
Add-on boards or hardware
•
Third-party hardware or software
•
Operating system type and revision level
HP contact information
For the name of the nearest HP authorized reseller:
•
See the Contact HP worldwide (in English) webpage
(http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/wwcontact.html).
For HP technical support:
•
•
In the United States, for contact options see the Contact HP United States webpage
(http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/contact_us.html). To contact HP by phone:
o
Call 1-800-HP-INVENT (1-800-474-6836). This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week. For continuous quality improvement, calls may be recorded or monitored.
o
If you have purchased a Care Pack (service upgrade), call 1-800-633-3600. For more
information about Care Packs, refer to the HP website (http://www.hp.com/hps).
In other locations, see the Contact HP worldwide (in English) webpage
(http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/wwcontact.html).
Technical support 226
Acronyms and abbreviations
BIOS
Basic Input/Output System
CA
certificate authority
CLI
Command Line Interface
CPU
central processing unit
DC
domain controller
DDNS
Dynamic Domain Name System
DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DNS
domain name system
EBIPA
Enclosure Bay IP Addressing
FTP
file transfer protocol
GUI
graphical user interface
HTTP
hypertext transfer protocol
Acronyms and abbreviations 227
HTTPS
hypertext transfer protocol secure sockets
IA
interface adapter
ICMP
Internet Control Message Protocol
iLO 2
Integrated Lights-Out 2
IP
Internet Protocol
LDAP
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LED
light-emitting diode
MAC
Media Access Control
MMC
Microsoft® Management Console
NIC
network interface controller
NTP
network time protocol
OS
operating system
PKCS
Public-Key Cryptography Standards
PXE
Preboot Execution Environment
Acronyms and abbreviations 228
RBSU
ROM-Based Setup Utility
SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol
SOAP
Simple Object Access Protocol
SSH
Secure Shell
SSL
Secure Sockets Layer
SUV
serial, USB, video
TFTP
Trivial File Transfer Protocol
UID
unit identification
URL
uniform resource locator
XML
extensible markup language
Acronyms and abbreviations 229
Index
A
accessing Onboard Administrator 11, 16
active Onboard Administrator screen 103
active Onboard Administrator virtual buttons
tab 104
active to standby 100
adding directory group 182, 216
ad-hoc DVD access 174
alert mail 82
C
cabling 21
certificate administration 107
cgi application errors 206
changing settings, enclosure 18
command line interface, using 199
configuration script 97
configuration script, using 204
configuration scripts 97
configuration, changing enclosure and device 18
configuration, DVD/CD-ROM drives 163
configuring the enclosure with HP BladeSystem Insight
Display 26
D
date and time 87
device bay, overview screen 119
device bay, status tab 121
directory group, adding 182, 216
directory group, settings 181
directory settings 180
E
EBIPA (Enclosure Bay IP Addressing) 92
Enclosure Settings screen 35, 78
enclosure, configuring 77
enclosure, DVD/CD-ROM drives 161
enclosure, linking 102
enclosure, managing 102
enclosure, power meter 148
enclosure, power meter table view 150
enclosure, powering off 102
enclosure, selecting 78
enclosure, settings 45, 78
enclosure, virtual buttons 97
error messages 206
F
factory default settings 212
factory defaults, resetting 205
failover, force 100
fan location rules 159, 160
fan management 156
fan zones 154
firmware summary, rack 73
firmware update 111, 174
First Time Setup Wizard 44
flash disaster recovery 19
G
graphical navigation 67
H
hardware installation 20
HP BladeSystem Insight Display 23
HP BladeSystem Insight Display, configuring the
enclosure with 26
HP SIM, integration 186
I
iLO 2 integration 192
IML (Integrated Management Log) 130, 139
Insight Display screen shot errors 206
installation, Insight Display 23
installing modules 20
installing Onboard Administrator modules 20
interconnect bay 141
interconnect bay, port mapping 143
interconnect bay, summary 140
interconnect bay, virtual buttons 142
introduction 8
Index 230
L
linking enclosures 102
M
managing users 175
multiple enclosures, managing 102
N
navigating 64
navigation 64
network access 90
O
Onboard Administrator errors 206
Onboard Administrator module 20, 103
online help 18
OS deployment, unattended 169
overview 8
P
password recovery, administrator 18
power management 60
power management planning 144
power meter 148
power supplies 154
powering down 102
standby Onboard Administrator certificate request
tab 117
standby Onboard Administrator certificate upload
tab 119
standby Onboard Administrator module 115
standby Onboard Administrator Virtual Buttons
tab 117
standby to active 117
status screen, viewing 77
storage blade 130
system log 112
T
TCP/IP settings 105, 116
topology modes 71
topology, rack tab 72
tree navigation 64
U
user
user
user
user
authentication menu 175
management 175
roles 175
settings 177
V
virtual buttons 104, 135
R
rack firmware summary 75
rack overview 72
rack power and thermal 73
rack topology tab 72
Rack View 70
requirements, access 11
requirements, Onboard Administrator 11
running Onboard Administrator for the first time 15
S
serial connection 200
server boot options 129
server information 126
setting up Onboard Administrator using serial
connection 200
signing in to Onboard Administrator 16
Soap interface errors 206
SSH administration 186
Index 231
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