iLO Amplifier Pack User Guide
Abstract
This guide provides information about installing, configuring, and operating iLO Amplifier Pack.
Part Number: P04465-001
Published: December 2017
Edition: 4
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Contents
Introduction..................................................................................................7
iLO Amplifier Pack............................................................................................................................... 7
iLO Amplifier Pack key features.......................................................................................................... 7
iLO Amplifier Pack license segmentation............................................................................................ 7
When to use iLO Amplifier Pack..........................................................................................................9
Performing first time setup.......................................................................12
Verifying prerequisites....................................................................................................................... 12
Device, OS, and language support.........................................................................................12
Browser requirements.............................................................................................................13
Prerequisites to host iLO Amplifier Pack................................................................................ 13
Prerequisites for managed servers.........................................................................................13
Prerequisites for performing updates......................................................................................14
Performing initial registration............................................................................................................. 15
Installing iLO Amplifier Pack..............................................................................................................15
Performing initial setup on the iLO Amplifier Pack............................................................................ 16
Activating iLO Amplifier Pack............................................................................................................ 17
Verifying the installation.....................................................................................................................17
Viewing the dashboard..............................................................................18
Dashboard details..............................................................................................................................18
Discovery ...................................................................................................20
Adding a single server from the Discovery page............................................................................... 20
Adding an iLO Federation Group from the Discovery page...............................................................21
Adding servers in an IPv4 address range..........................................................................................22
Adding servers from a .csv file.......................................................................................................... 23
Managing servers...................................................................................... 24
Viewing the server list........................................................................................................................24
View server details..................................................................................................................25
Adding a single server from the Servers page.................................................................................. 26
Adding servers in an IPv4 address range from the Servers page..................................................... 27
Updating an unmanaged server............................................................................................. 28
Managing server UID status.............................................................................................................. 28
Managing server power status.......................................................................................................... 29
Server power options..............................................................................................................30
Updating server firmware from the Servers page..............................................................................30
Configuring remote syslog.................................................................................................................31
Mounting and ejecting virtual media.................................................................................................. 32
Deleting a server............................................................................................................................... 32
Refreshing the server list...................................................................................................................33
Managing iLO Federation groups............................................................ 34
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Viewing iLO Federation groups......................................................................................................... 34
Adding an iLO Federation Group from the Groups page...................................................................34
Deleting an iLO Federation Group.....................................................................................................35
Managing UID status for grouped servers.........................................................................................35
Managing power status for grouped servers..................................................................................... 36
Updating firmware for grouped servers............................................................................................. 37
Configuring remote SysLog for grouped servers...............................................................................37
Mounting and ejecting virtual media for grouped servers..................................................................38
Refreshing the list of iLO Federation Groups.................................................................................... 39
Deleting an iLO Federation group..................................................................................................... 39
Creating and joining iLO Federation groups.......................................... 41
Creating a group................................................................................................................................41
Joining an existing group...................................................................................................................42
Alerts and Event Logs...............................................................................44
Managed Servers Alerts.................................................................................................................... 44
Viewing alerts from managed servers.................................................................................... 44
Server alert severity................................................................................................................45
Server alert details..................................................................................................................45
Clearing the Server Alert Viewer list....................................................................................... 45
Exporting server alerts to a .csv file........................................................................................46
Activity Logs and Alerts..................................................................................................................... 46
Viewing activity logs................................................................................................................46
Clearing activity alerts.............................................................................................................47
Downloading the audit logs............................................................................................................... 47
Baseline Management............................................................................... 49
Importing a firmware baseline........................................................................................................... 49
Importing an OS baseline.................................................................................................................. 50
Working with configuration baselines................................................................................................ 51
Create a configuration baseline.............................................................................................. 51
Import a configuration baseline from a server........................................................................ 52
Editing a new configuration baseline...................................................................................... 52
Deleting a configuration baseline............................................................................................53
Server firmware and driver updates........................................................ 55
Importing a firmware baseline........................................................................................................... 55
About online updates.........................................................................................................................56
Performing an Express Interactive Update............................................................................. 57
Performing a Baseline Automatic Update ..............................................................................60
Performing an offline firmware update...............................................................................................63
Running and completed tasks........................................................................................................... 65
Recovery Management..............................................................................66
Recovery operations..........................................................................................................................66
Recovery policy................................................................................................................................. 67
Create a recovery policy......................................................................................................... 67
Delete a recovery policy......................................................................................................... 68
Recovery administration.................................................................................................................... 69
Assign a recovery policy......................................................................................................... 69
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Unassign a recovery policy.....................................................................................................70
Performing a manual recovery................................................................................................71
Performing a quarantine operation......................................................................................... 72
Monitor recovery tasks...................................................................................................................... 73
Reports....................................................................................................... 74
Viewing the firmware report...............................................................................................................74
Firmware report details........................................................................................................... 75
Viewing the iLO license report...........................................................................................................76
Viewing the basic device report.........................................................................................................78
Viewing the Hardware Inventory Report............................................................................................79
Server troubleshooting............................................................................. 82
Downloading the server Active Health System log............................................................................82
Logging in to Active Health System Viewer............................................................................ 82
Logging out of AHSV.............................................................................................................. 83
Loading an AHS log file.......................................................................................................... 83
Viewing task status....................................................................................85
iLO Amplifier Diagnostics.........................................................................87
Configuring the iLO Amplifier Pack appliance....................................... 89
System Update.................................................................................................................................. 89
Upgrading the appliance firmware.......................................................................................... 89
Appliance firmware upgrade storage types............................................................................ 90
Performance settings.........................................................................................................................90
Modifying the refresh settings.................................................................................................90
Configuring alert settings...................................................................................................................91
Sending a test alert.................................................................................................................93
Setting up an IFTTT alert........................................................................................................93
IFTTT alert syntax........................................................................................................94
Configuring network settings............................................................................................................. 94
Configuring the network ports.................................................................................................95
Configuring general network settings..................................................................................... 96
Configuring proxy settings...................................................................................................... 96
Configuring time and NTP settings....................................................................................................97
Configuring Remote SysLog Settings for iLO Amplifier Pack............................................................97
Configuring security settings............................................................................................................. 98
Configuring the login security banner..................................................................................... 98
Configuring access settings....................................................................................................98
Obtaining and importing an SSL certificate............................................................................ 99
Generating a certificate signing request............................................................................... 100
Managing iLO Amplifier Pack user accounts...................................................................................101
Adding a user account.......................................................................................................... 101
Editing a user account.......................................................................................................... 102
Disabling a user account...................................................................................................... 102
Deleting a user account........................................................................................................ 103
iLO Amplifier Pack user privileges........................................................................................ 103
Backup and Restore........................................................................................................................ 104
Backing up the iLO Amplifier Pack configuration..................................................................104
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Restoring the iLO Amplifier Pack configuration.................................................................... 104
Websites................................................................................................... 106
Support and other resources................................................................. 107
Accessing Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support.............................................................................. 107
Accessing updates.......................................................................................................................... 107
Customer self repair........................................................................................................................ 108
Remote support............................................................................................................................... 108
Warranty information....................................................................................................................... 108
Regulatory information.................................................................................................................... 109
Documentation feedback.................................................................................................................109
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Introduction
iLO Amplifier Pack
The iLO Amplifier Pack is an advanced server inventory and firmware and driver update solution that enables
rapid discovery, detailed inventory reporting, and firmware and driver updates by leveraging iLO advanced
functionality. The iLO Amplifier Pack performs rapid server discovery and inventory for thousands of
supported servers for the purpose of updating firmware and drivers at scale.
iLO Amplifier Pack key features
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Server System Restore--iLO Amplifier Pack works with iLO 5 v1.17 to initiate and manage system
recovery processes for servers.
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Gen10 server support--iLO Amplifier Pack supports HPE ProLiant Gen8 and Gen9 servers. As of version
1.10, iLO Amplifier Pack also offers full support for HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers.
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Baseline importing--Starting with v1.15, iLO Amplifier Pack provides up to 80 GB of storage for imported
baseline images for easy access during deployment.
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Detailed inventory--iLO Amplifier Pack runs basic and detailed inventory on HPE ProLiant Gen8, Gen9,
and Gen10 servers, including firmware, hardware, and iLO licenses in a matter of minutes.
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Scale--iLO Amplifier Pack scales up to thousands of servers for discovery and detailed inventory with or
without iLO Federation.
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Reduced downtime--iLO Amplifier Pack updates multiple servers or iLO Federation server groups
reducing downtime and personnel requirements.
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Simplified updates--iLO Amplifier Pack simplifies update management tasks making it easier and faster
with a user interface that is similar to iLO.
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Group management--iLO Amplifier Pack can create new groups, add servers to existing groups, and
manage the updates and licenses for federated groups.
iLO Amplifier Pack license segmentation
iLO Amplifier Pack does not require a separate license; it is a free download. Full functionality of the iLO
Amplifier Pack is available with iLO Advanced and iLO Advanced Premium Security Edition licenses. The
following features are also available for iLO Standard, iLO Essentials, and iLO Scale-Out licenses.
Introduction
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Feature
Discovery
iLO Standard iLO
Advanced
iLO
Essentials
iLO
Advanced
iLO ScalePremium
Out
Security
Edition
Dependencies
iLO 4 v2.30 and later for Gen8 and Gen9 servers
iLO 5 v1.10 and later for Gen10 servers
Inventory
iLO 4 v2.50 and later for Gen8 and Gen9 servers
iLO 5 v1.10 and later for Gen10 servers
Reports
iLO 4 v2.50 and later for Gen8 and Gen9 servers
iLO 5 v1.10 and later for Gen10 servers
Core platform firmware
update
iLO 4 v2.30 and later for Gen8 and Gen9 servers
Core platform firmware
update with iLO
Federation
iLO 4 v2.30 and later for Gen8 and Gen9 servers
Online update for
firmware, drivers, and
HPE software
iLO 5 v1.10 and later for Gen10 servers
iLO 5 v1.10 and later for Gen10 servers
•
iLO 4 v2.53 and later for Gen8 and Gen9
servers
iLO 5 v1.10 and later for Gen10 servers
•
AMS (iLO Agentless Management Service)
v10.6.0 or later for Windows or AMS v2.5.2 or
later for Linux running on Gen8 or Gen9
servers
AMS v1.1.0 or later for Windows and AMS
v1.0.0 or later for Linux running on Gen10
servers
•
HPE Service Pack for Proliant
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SUT( HPE Smart Update Tools) v1.8 and later
for Gen8 and Gen9 servers
iSUT (HPE Integrated Smart Update Tool)
v2.0.0 and 2.0.1 for Gen10 servers
Table Continued
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Introduction
Feature
iLO Standard iLO
Advanced
iLO
Essentials
iLO
Advanced
iLO ScalePremium
Out
Security
Edition
Offline update for
firmware and drivers
Dependencies
•
iLO 4 v2.50 and later for Gen8 and Gen9
servers
iLO 5 v1.10 and later for Gen10 servers
Alerts
Only in UI
Group management
•
UI
•
email
•
IFTTT
•
Service Pack for Proliant
•
Gen10 and later servers only
•
iLO 5 v1.17 and later
iLO Federation
groups
Server System
Restore
When to use iLO Amplifier Pack
You can use iLO Amplifier Pack to help you manage the following types of common scenarios efficiently and
with minimal downtime.
Discovering
“Current update tools are complicated and time-consuming to use. Is there an alternative?”
iLO Amplifier Pack has a clean, intuitive GUI that is easy to use and can add servers and groups one at a
time or thousands at a time. Discovery takes only a few minutes and does not require server downtime.
•
Adding a server
•
Adding the servers in an iLO Federation Group from the Discovery page
•
Adding servers in an IPv4 address range
•
Adding servers from a CSV file
Monitoring
“How do I efficiently monitor the thousands of HPE servers and groups in my infrastructure?”
iLO Amplifier Pack allows you to monitor the overall health of your infrastructure from a single page in your
browser. Drill down for detailed information about individual servers or groups.
When to use iLO Amplifier Pack
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Viewing the dashboard
•
Viewing the server list
•
Viewing inventory details
•
Viewing iLO Federation groups
•
Viewing server alerts
Reporting
“How can I keep accurate and up-to-date reports on all my servers without it becoming my full-time job? ”
Use the options from the Reports menu to view and download up-to-date reports.
•
Viewing the firmware report
•
Viewing the iLO license report
•
Viewing the basic device report
•
Viewing the Hardware Inventory Report
Managing
“I wish I had a simple tool to manage server and group tasks without having to debug and update a script
library.'”
Customized scripts can be time-consuming to maintain. You can use iLO Amplifier Pack to accomplish the
same tasks on a large scale with no customized upkeep required.
•
Managing server UID status
•
Managing server power status
•
Configuring remote syslog
•
Mounting virtual media
•
Creating and joining iLO Federation groups
Updating
“How can I update firmware and drivers across my data center without requiring too much downtime?”
iLO Amplifier Pack simplifies updating tasks by automating the update process requiring limited user
interaction and minimal downtime.
•
About online updates
•
Performing an Express Interactive Update
•
Performing a Baseline Automatic Update
•
Performing an offline firmware update
Server System Restore
“Is there a way to recover thousands of servers with compromised or corrupted firmware?”
iLO Amplifier Pack uses recovery events from iLO 5 v1.17 to initiate the recovery process for servers with iLO
Advanced Premium Security Edition licenses, according to user-created recovery policies.
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Introduction
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Recovery Management
•
Recovery administration
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Performing first time setup
Perform the following tasks to set up the iLO Amplifier Pack for the first time:
Procedure
1. Verifying prerequisites
2. Performing initial registration
3. Installing the iLO Amplifier Pack
4. Performing initial setup on the iLO Amplifier Pack
5. Activating iLO Amplifier Pack
6. Verifying the installation
Verifying prerequisites
Device, OS, and language support
Supported devices
iLO Amplifier Pack supports all HPE ProLiant Gen8, Gen9, and Gen10 (Rack, Tower, Blade, and Apollo)
servers.
Operating System support
NOTE:
The following Operating Systems are supported for online updates only.
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Microsoft Windows Server 2016
•
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
•
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
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Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
•
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation Edition
•
Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
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Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
•
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
•
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
•
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
Performing first time setup
Language support
Languages support for this release:
English
Browser requirements
The following browsers are supported for running the iLO Amplifier Pack web interface:
•
Chrome v56.0. or later
•
Firefox v51.0 or later
NOTE:
Internet Explorer is not a recommended browser.
The following settings must be enabled in the browser:
•
JavaScript—Client-side JavaScript is used by this application.
•
Cookies—Cookies must be enabled for certain features to function correctly.
•
Pop-up windows—Pop-up windows must be enabled for certain features to function correctly. Verify that
pop-up blockers are disabled.
•
TLS— To access the web interface, you must enable TLS in your browser.
Prerequisites to host iLO Amplifier Pack
To ensure that your host machine meets the hardware requirements to run VMware ESXi Server v.5.5 or later,
see the documentation on the VMware website.
The iLO Amplifier Pack guest VM requires the following resources to be available on the ESXi server:
•
4 vCPUs
•
8 GB RAM
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100 GB of free HDD space
•
2 Network Ports 1.0 Gbps
Prerequisites for managed servers
Servers must have the following firmware versions to be managed by iLO Amplifier Pack:
Browser requirements
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Gen8 and Gen9 servers
•
•
•
iLO 4 v2.30 or later (HPE recommends upgrading •
to iLO 4 v2.54 or later)1
•
AMS (iLO Agentless Management Service)
v10.6.0 or later for Windows or AMS v2.5.2 or
•
later for Linux
Gen10 servers
iLO 5 v1.10 or later
AMS v1.1.0 or later for Windows and AMS v1.0.0
or later for Linux
iSUT v2.0.0 or later
HPE SUT v1.8.0 or later (HPE recommends
upgrading to iSUT v2.0.0 or later)
1 iLO 4 v2.54 is required to update firmware with iLO Amplifier Pack..
For more information about obtaining the required software, go to the following websites:
•
iLO: www.hpe.com/info/ilo
•
AMS: www.hpe.com/us/en/product-catalog/detail/pip.5219980.html
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SUT: http://www.hpe.com/servers/sut
Prerequisites for performing updates
•
SPP (Service Pack for ProLiant) Version 2016.10.0 or later downloaded from www.hpe.com/servers/
SPP.
•
If you are planning to use a web server for firmware updates, ensure that the web server includes the
following:
◦
An HTTP/HTTPS share that hosts SPP iso images and files
◦
The following file extensions added to the MIME Types setting to ensure correct downloading:
– .bin
– .iso
– .xml
– .pdb
NOTE:
For iLO Amplifier Pack 1.15 and later, up to 80 GB of storage is available to store imported baseline
images for deployment directly from iLO Amplifier Pack. Up to 20 GB of storage is available for earlier
versions.
For more information, see the iLO Amplifier Pack User Guide available at www.hpe.com/support/ilo-apug-en.
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Prerequisites for performing updates
Performing initial registration
Prerequisites
Valid email address to receive activation key
Procedure
1. Go to the iLO Amplifier Pack registration web page at http://www.hpe.com/downloads/iloamplifierpack.
2. Enter your first and last name and your email address.
3. Click Yes or No to receiving future email offers and event news from HPE.
4. Select the number of server licenses you want to register.
5. Enter your company name, city or town, state or province, country or region, and your business phone
number.
6. Click Yes or No to receiving future phone calls with offers and event news from HPE.
7. Read the HPE Software Terms of Use and then select the check box.
8. Click Register.
A message stating that your license registration is successful appears on the registration page, and HPE
sends an email containing the following information:
•
A link to download the appliance installation image (iLOAmplifierPack.ova)
•
An Activation Key
Installing iLO Amplifier Pack
Prerequisites
•
Registration email from HPE containing the download link and activation key
•
A host server configured with VMware ESXi 5.5 or later
•
A laptop or desktop system that has VMware vSphere Client installed
Procedure
1. Click the download link in the license registration email.
2. Download and save the iLOAmplifierPack_1.15.zip file.
NOTE:
Use an appropriate checksum verification tool to verify the integrity of the downloaded files.
3. Extract the iLOAmplifierPack.ova from the zip file.
4. Use VMware vSphere Client to connect to any VMware ESXi server (5.5 and later).
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5. Click File, click Deploy OVF Template, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
6. Once the image is imported, power on the VM.
The VM might take some time to boot up. If DHCP is not supported, then it might take up to 5 minutes to
boot up.
After the VM has restarted, the first-time setup screen displays on the console.
Performing initial setup on the iLO Amplifier Pack
Prerequisites
•
A VM deployed with the iLO Amplifier Pack OVF.
•
The VM reboot has been completed.
•
The Welcome screen is displayed on the console.
Procedure
1. On the Welcome screen, click Initial Setup.
2. Read the End User License Agreement (EULA), and then click Accept.
3. Enter the following network settings, and then click Next. Use the arrow keys to navigate between settings
and use Enter to modify the selected setting.
a. Enable NIC 1.
b. Optional. Enable DHCP.
c. Enter the IP address.
d. Enter the Subnet Mask.
e. Enter the Default Gateway.
f. Optional. Enter configuration settings for NIC 2.
g. Select the Management Network Port. NIC 1 is selected by default.
h. Enter the Primary DNS Server.
i. Optional. Enter the Secondary DNS Server.
4. Change the time zone and NTP settings or accept the defaults, and then click Next.
5. Set up the Administrator account by entering a Display Name and password, and then click Finish.
The user name and password you enter here are the credentials you use to set up an initial Administrator
account. Once the initial setup is complete, you can use iLO Amplifier Pack management settings to add
additional users.
6. When prompted, click Reboot.
The system restarts and then a welcome screen appears displaying the IP address of the iLO Amplifier
Pack management appliance.
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Performing initial setup on the iLO Amplifier Pack
Activating iLO Amplifier Pack
Prerequisites
•
•
iLO Amplifier Pack user with either of the following privileges:
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure Manager with Security
An installation of iLO Amplifier Pack on a VM that has been rebooted.
Procedure
1. Browse to the IP address shown on the welcome screen on the VM console.
2. Log on to the iLO Amplifier Pack management appliance using the credentials you entered when you set
up the initial user account.
3. When prompted, copy the Activation Key from your registration email and paste it into the License Key
field.
4. Click Activate.
The iLO Amplifier Pack management dashboard appears.
Verifying the installation
Prerequisites
•
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure Manager with Security
An activated installation of the iLO Amplifier Pack
Procedure
1. On the dashboard page, click the information icon in the upper right corner of the page. The About screen
appears.
2. Verify your information, and then click OK.
Activating iLO Amplifier Pack
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Viewing the dashboard
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
◦
Login
Procedure
1. Click Dashboard from the left navigation menu.
The Dashboard page displays a server health summary, active sessions, activity calendar, and device
information.
2. Do any of the following to view additional information:
•
Click a tile in the server health summary to view the list of servers with a specific health status.
•
Click a date in the Activity Log calendar to view the Activity Log details for that date.
•
Click a minus sign icon to expand or collapse a section of the Dashboard page.
Dashboard details
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Viewing the dashboard
•
•
Server health--The following information is displayed at the top of the dashboard. Click More info to see
the server list filtered for each alert category.
◦
Total number of servers
◦
Number of servers with good health
◦
Number of servers with warnings
◦
Number of servers with issues
Active Sessions--The following information is displayed for each user logged into iLO Amplifier Pack.
◦
User—The display name assigned to the user account.
◦
Client IP—The IP address of the client computer used to log into iLO Amplifier Pack.
◦
Logged in Time—The date and time of the most recent login.
•
Audit Log--Activity logs are recorded daily. Click on the highlighted dates on the calendar to view the
recorded activity for that date.
•
Device Info--The IP addresses of the appliance network adapters (if configured).
•
Notification bell--Provides the count of the alerts recieved from the managed systems. Also lists the
event names of the last five alerts.
Viewing the dashboard
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Discovery
The Discovery page allows you to add assets to manage with iLO Amplifier Pack. Use the Discovery page to
discover individual servers, servers in iLO Federation groups, servers within an IPv4 address range, and
servers listed in a .csv file.
Adding a single server from the Discovery page
Prerequisites
•
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
HPE ProLiant Gen8 or Gen9 server with iLO 4 version 2.30 or later
HPE ProLiant Gen10 server with iLO 5 version 1.10 or later
Procedure
1. Click Discovery from the left navigation menu.
2. Enter the following information in the Add Server section:
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Discovery
•
iLO IP Address—The IP address of a supported server or the FQDN (fully qualified domain name) of
the iLO.
•
Username—The user name for an iLO account on the server.
•
Password—The password for the specified iLO user account.
3. Click Add
iLO Amplifier Pack starts the discovery and inventory processes for the server.
4. Optional: Click Assets in the navigation tree, and then click Servers to view the status of the added
server.
Adding an iLO Federation Group from the Discovery page
Prerequisites
NOTE:
For more information about iLO Federation requirements, see the iLO Federation User Guide at http://
www.hpe.com/support/ilo4_federation_ug_en.
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
•
An existing iLO Federation group made up of HPE ProLiant Gen8, Gen9, or Gen10 servers with a
dedicated iLO NIC. Servers with shared a NIC port do not support iLO Federation.
•
iLO Federation enabled on all servers with the following multicast options in the iLO Federation settings.
NOTE:
The menu option is different for Gen8/Gen9 and Gen10.
◦
iLO Federation management and multicast discovery enabled on all servers
◦
Multicast Announcement Interval set to 30 seconds
◦
IPv6 Multicast Scope set to Site
◦
Multicast TTL set to 255
Procedure
1. Click Discovery from the left navigation menu.
2. Enter the following information in the Add iLO Federation Group section:
Adding an iLO Federation Group from the Discovery page
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iLO IP Address—The IP address of a server in an iLO Federation group or the FQDN (fully qualified
domain name) of the iLO.
•
Username—The user name of an iLO account on the specified server.
•
Password—The password for the specified iLO user account.
3. Click Add.
If the specified iLO system is a member of more than one iLO Federation group, iLO Amplifier Pack
prompts you to select the groups to discover.
4. Select a group, and then click OK.
5. Optional: Click Assets in the navigation tree, and then click iLO Federation Groups to view the status of
the added groups.
To view the status of the individual servers in the added groups, click Assets in the navigation tree, click
Servers, click iLO Federation Groups from the Filters menu, and then click the group name.
Adding servers in an IPv4 address range
Prerequisites
•
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
HPE ProLiant Gen8 or Gen9 server with iLO 4 version 2.30 or later
HPE ProLiant Gen10 server with iLO 5 version 1.10 or later
Procedure
1. Click Discovery on the left navigation menu.
2. Enter the following information in the Add IPv4 Range section:
•
iLO IP Range—The starting and ending IP addresses in the range.
•
SSL Port—The SSL Port used to communicate with the iLO.
•
Username—The user name for an iLO account on the server.
•
Password—The password for an iLO account on the server.
NOTE:
Use credentials that are common across all of the servers in the IPv4 range.
3. Click Add
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Adding servers in an IPv4 address range
Servers in the IPv4 range with the specified user account are discovered and inventoried.
Servers in the IPv4 range that do not have the specified user account are added as unmanaged servers.
To Add user account credentials for unmanaged servers, see Updating an unmanaged server.
4. Optional: Click Assets in the navigation tree, and then click Servers to view the status of the added
servers.
Adding servers from a .csv file
Prerequisites
•
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
HPE ProLiant Gen8 or Gen9 server with iLO 4 version 2.30 or later
HPE ProLiant Gen10 server with iLO 5 version 1.10 or later
•
The location of a .csv file that contains the following:
◦
a list of servers in the following format:
<iLO IP address or FQDN>, <iLO username>, <iLO password>
◦
no headers
◦
no blanks in the iLO IP address or FQDN and username fields
◦
iLO FQDN address that does not exceed 49 characters
Click SampleFile.csv on the Discovery page to see a sample of a .csv file with correct formatting.
Procedure
1. Click Discovery in the left navigation menu.
2. In the Add from a file section, click Choose File, and then select the .csv file to use.
3. Click Upload.
iLO Amplifier Pack processes the file and starts the discovery and inventory processes.
4. Optional: Click Assets in the navigation tree, and then click Servers to view the status of the added
servers.
Adding servers from a .csv file
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Managing servers
Viewing the server list
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
◦
Login
Procedure
1. Click Assets on the navigation menu, and then click Servers. The Server Management page appears
displaying the following information:
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Health—The server health indicator. This value summarizes the condition of the monitored
subsystems, including overall status and redundancy (ability to handle a failure). Click to view the
Health Summary tab in the server list details pane.
•
iLO Address—The network IP address (and port, when applicable) of the iLO subsystem or the FQDN
(fully qualified domain name) of the iLO.
•
iLO FQDN—The FQDN (fully qualified domain name) of the iLO.
Managing servers
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Product Name—The server model.
•
Server Hostname--The hostname assigned to the server.
•
Status—The inventory status of the server in iLO Amplifier Pack.
NOTE:
Servers that are managed by HPE OneView are identified in the Status field. HPE OneView servers
appear on the server list for inventory purposes, but cannot be updated by iLO Amplifier Pack.
•
Last Task—The last completed iLO Amplifier Pack task and task status.
•
Details--Click View Details to see more information about an individual node.
2. (Optional) Use the Filters, Search, and Show entries controls to customize how the server list is
displayed.
3. (Optional) Use the following actions to manage servers from this page:
NOTE:
Users with Login privileges cannot manage servers.
•
Add Server--Click to add a server to the list. For more information, see Adding a server.
•
Actions--Click a check box to select a server from the server list, and then select an action from the
menu:
•
◦
UID Control--see Managing server UID status.
◦
Power Options--see Managing server power status.
◦
Firmware Update--see Server firmware and driver updates.
◦
Remote Syslog--see Configuring remote syslog.
◦
Mount Virtual Media--see Mounting virtual media.
◦
Delete--see Deleting a server.
◦
Refresh--see Refreshing the server list .
Refresh All Inventory--Click to refresh inventory details for all servers listed on the page.
View server details
Clicking View Details iLO Amplifier Pack uses the information provided by iLO and displays it here for more
convenient access during update planning.
NOTE:
Servers that are managed by HPE OneView are identified with a banner at the top of the View Server details
pane. Servers managed by HPE OneView appear for inventory purposes, but cannot be updated by iLO
Amplifier Pack.
View server details
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Overview tab--displays high-level details about the server and the iLO subsystems.
•
Health Summary tab--displays the health status of server components and the Agentless Management
Service. Click on each of the health status icons to view further details about the component.
•
Hardware tab--displays details of the server hardware for the CPU, memory, fan, and power supply.
•
PCI Devices tab-- displays details about the PCI devices for the server, including type, location, and
firmware version.
•
Storage tab-- displays storage inventory information such as drive serial numbers, capacity, location, and
health status.
•
Network tab--displays the network adapter name and firmware version, port, MAC, IPv4, and IPv6
addresses, health status, and state.
•
Firmware Inventory tab--displays firmware names and version numbers.
•
Software Inventory tab-- displays names, version numbers, descriptions of the software installed on the
server.
•
iLO Configuration tab--displays iLO license and remote syslog details.
•
Remote Console tab--describes the iLO .Net and Java IRC and provides links for using them.
•
Task History tab--displays the name, progress percentage, status, and time completed for server tasks.
Adding a single server from the Servers page
Prerequisites
•
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User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
Adding a single server from the Servers page
•
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
HPE ProLiant Gen8 or Gen9 server with iLO 4 version 2.30 or later
HPE ProLiant Gen10 server with iLO 5 version 1.10 or later
Procedure
1. Click Assets from the left navigation menu, and then click Servers.
2. Click Add Server.
3. Select the Add Server option.
4. Enter the iLO IP address.
5. Enter the username for an iLO user account on the node.
6. Enter the user account password.
7. Click Add.
Adding servers in an IPv4 address range from the Servers
page
Prerequisites
•
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
HPE ProLiant Gen8 or Gen9 server with iLO 4 version 2.30 or later
HPE ProLiant Gen10 server with iLO 5 version 1.10 or later
Procedure
1. Click Assets from the left navigation menu, and then click Servers.
2. Click Add Server.
3. Select the Add IPv4 Range option.
4. Enter the starting and ending IP addresses in the iLO IP range.
5. Enter the SSL port used to communicate with the iLO.
6. Enter the username and password for an iLO user account on the node.
Adding servers in an IPv4 address range from the Servers page
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NOTE:
Use credentials that are common across all of the servers in the IPv4 range.
7. Click Add.
Servers in the IPv4 range with the specified user account are discovered and inventoried.
Servers in the IPv4 range that do not have the specified user account are added as unmanaged servers.
To Add user account credentials for unmanaged servers, see Updating an unmanaged server.
Updating an unmanaged server
During IPv4 range discovery, if a server is added to iLO Amplifier Pack without valid credentials, it is added as
an unmanaged server. To change an unmanaged server to a managed server, provide valid credentials.
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
Procedure
1. Click Assets from the left navigation menu, and then click Servers.
2. Locate a server with a status of Unknown.
3. Click Manage.
4. Enter the iLO username and password.
5. Click Apply.
Managing server UID status
Prerequisites
•
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User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
Updating an unmanaged server
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
Procedure
1. Click Assets from the left navigation menu, and then click Servers.
2. Select the check boxes for the servers you want to manage.
3. Click Actions, and then select UID Control.
4. Select the UID setting in the Set UID menu.
•
Off--UID button is disabled
•
Lit--UID button is enabled (default)
5. Click Apply to apply the setting or click Close to return to the Servers page.
Managing server power status
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure Users
◦
Configure Devices
Procedure
1. Click Assets from the left navigation menu, and then click Servers.
2. Select the check boxes for the servers you want to manage.
3. Click Actions, and then select Power Control.
4. Select the power setting in the Set Power menu.
•
On--Turn the system on (default).
•
Force Off --Perform an immediate (non-graceful) shutdown.
•
Force Restart--Perform an immediate (non-graceful) shutdown, followed by a restart of the system.
•
Push Power Button--Simulate the pressing of the physical power button on this system.
5. Click Apply to apply the setting or click Close to return to the Servers page.
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Server power options
When you manage the power status of servers, the following power options are available:
•
On— Turn the system on (default).
The same as pressing the physical power button.
•
Force Off— Perform an immediate (non-graceful) shutdown.
The same as pressing the physical power button for 5 seconds and then releasing it.
The server is powered off as a result of this operation. Using this option might circumvent the graceful
shutdown features of the operating system.
•
Force Restart— Perform an immediate (non-graceful) shutdown, followed by a restart of the system.
Forces the server to warm-boot: CPUs and I/O resources are reset. Using this option circumvents the
graceful shutdown features of the operating system.
•
Push Power Button— Simulate the pressing of the physical power button on this system.
If the server is powered off, a momentary press will turn on the server power.
Updating server firmware from the Servers page
Use the Firmware Update option from the Servers page when you want to update the following firmware
types:
•
iLO firmware
•
HPE System ROM
•
System Programmable Logic Device
•
SL/XL Chassis firmware
Prerequisites
•
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
Bootable baseline ISO image of the firmware update imported into iLO Amplifier Pack (for more
information, see Importing a baseline).
or
Bootable baseline ISO image of the firmware update extracted to a shared HTTP/HTTPS location on the
network and a dedicated web server for hosting SPP (HPE Support Pack for ProLiant) iso images and files
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Server power options
Procedure
1. Click Assets from the left navigation menu, and then click Servers.
2. Select the check boxes for the servers you want to update.
3. Click Actions, and then select Firmware Update.
4. Enter the URL of the firmware iso image in the HTTP/HTTPS URL field.
5. If TPM is present in any of the selected servers, theTPM Override option appears. Select the check box if
you want TPM-enabled servers to be updated.
6. Click Apply to begin the update or click Close to return to the Servers page.
Configuring remote syslog
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
Procedure
1. Click Assets from the left navigation menu, and then click Servers.
2. Select the check boxes for the servers you want to configure.
3. Click Actions, and then select Remote SysLog.
4. Select one of the following: .
•
Use iLO Amplifier Pack SysLog Settings--Select to use the SysLog configuration set for iLO
Amplifier Pack. For more information, see Configuring Remote SysLog Settings for iLO Amplifier
Pack.
•
Use Manual Settings--Select if you want to use the manual settings for SysLog:
◦
SysLog Enabled--Select to enable remote SysLog.
◦
SysLog Port--Enter the port to use for remote SysLog reporting.
◦
SysLog Server--Enter the IP Address or FQDN of the server hosting the remote SysLog.
5. Click Apply to apply the setting or click Close to return to the Servers page.
Configuring remote syslog
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Mounting and ejecting virtual media
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
Procedure
1. Click Assets from the left navigation menu, and then click Servers.
2. Select the check boxes for the servers you want to manage.
3. Click Actions, and then select Mount Virtual Media.
4. Enter the url for the location of the ISO file in the ISO URL text box.
5. Click Mount to mount the virtual media.
NOTE:
You can also eject the virtual media by clicking Eject.
Deleting a server
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure Users
◦
Configure Devices
Procedure
1. Click Assets from the left navigation menu, and then click Servers.
2. Select the check box for the server you want to delete.
3. Click Actions, and then select Delete.
4. Click Apply to delete the server or click Close to return to the Servers page.
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Mounting and ejecting virtual media
Refreshing the server list
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure Users
◦
Configure Devices
Procedure
1. Click Assets from the left navigation menu, and then click Servers.
2. Select the check boxes for the servers you want to refresh.
3. Click Actions, and then select Refresh.
4. On the Refresh servers screen, click Apply.
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Managing iLO Federation groups
For more information about iLO Federation network requirements and multicast options, see the relevant
sections of the iLO Federation User Guide available at http://www.hpe.com/support/
ilo4_federation_ug_en.
Viewing iLO Federation groups
Procedure
1. Click Assets from the left navigation menu, and then click iLO Federation Groups.
2. Optional: Use the navigation buttons to view the first, previous, next, or last page of the groups list. You
can also click a specific page number to jump to that page.
3. Optional: Use the Show entries menu to choose the number of groups to display.
4. Optional: Type a value in the Search box to search for a specific group.
5. The following information is displayed for each iLO Federation group.
•
Status
•
Group Name
•
#Servers
•
Last Task
•
Gateway iLO
•
Details
Adding an iLO Federation Group from the Groups page
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure Users
◦
Configure Devices
Procedure
1. Click Assets in the left navigation menu, and then click iLO Federation Groups.
2. Click + Add iLO Federation Group.
3. Enter the IP address of a member of an iLO Federation group, and then click Add to discover the servers
that are part of the group.
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Managing iLO Federation groups
4. Enter the user name and password of the iLO account.
5. Click Add.
Deleting an iLO Federation Group
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure Users
◦
Configure Devices
Procedure
1. Click Assets from the left navigation menu, and then click iLO Federation Groups.
2. Select the check boxes for the iLO Federation groups you want to delete.
3. Click Actions, and then select Delete.
4. In the Group Delete Confirmation dialog box, click Yes to delete or click No to cancel.
Managing UID status for grouped servers
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure Users
◦
Configure Devices
Procedure
1. Click Assets from the left navigation menu, and then click iLO Federation Groups.
2. Optional: Use the navigation buttons to view the first, previous, next, or last page of the groups list. You
can also click a specific page number to jump to that page.
Use the Show entries menu to choose the number of groups to display.
Type a value in the Search box to search for a specific group.
3. On the List of iLO Federation Groups page, select the check boxes for the groups you want to manage.
Deleting an iLO Federation Group
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4. Click Actions, and then select UID Control.
5. Select the UID setting in the Set UID menu.
NOTE:
The setting you select here will be applied to all servers in the group.
•
Off--UID button is disabled
•
Lit-- UID button is lit
6. Click Apply to apply the setting or click Close to return to the List of iLO Federation Groups page.
Managing power status for grouped servers
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure Users
◦
Configure Devices
Procedure
1. Click Assets from the left navigation menu, and then click iLO Federation Groups.
2. Optional: Use the navigation buttons to view the first, previous, next, or last page of the groups list. You
can also click a specific page number to jump to that page.
Use the Show entries menu to choose the number of groups to display.
Type a value in the Search box to search for a specific group.
3. On the List of iLO Federation Groups page, select the check boxes for the groups you want to manage.
4. Click Actions, and then select Power Options.
5. Select the power setting in the Set Power menu.
NOTE:
The setting you select here will be applied to all servers in the group.
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On--Turn the system on (default).
•
Force Off --Perform an immediate (non-graceful) shutdown.
Managing power status for grouped servers
•
Force Restart--Perform an immediate (non-graceful) shutdown, followed by a restart of the system.
•
Push Power Button--Simulate the pressing of the physical power button on this system.
6. Click Apply to apply the setting or click Close to return to the List of iLO Federation Groups page.
Updating firmware for grouped servers
Use the Firmware Update option from the iLO Federation groups page when you want to update the
following firmware types:
•
iLO firmware
•
HPE System ROM
•
System Programmable Logic Device
•
SL/XL Chassis firmware
Prerequisites
•
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
Bootable baseline ISO image of the firmware update imported into iLO Amplifier Pack (for more
information, see Importing a baseline).
or
Bootable baseline ISO image of the firmware update extracted to a shared HTTP/HTTPS location on the
network and a dedicated web server for hosting SPP (HPE Support Pack for ProLiant) iso images and files
Procedure
1. Click Assets from the left navigation menu, and then click iLO Federation Groups.
2. Select the check boxes for the groups you want to update.
3. Click Actions, and then select Firmware Update.
4. Enter the URL of the firmware iso image in the HTTP/HTTPS URL field.
5. Click Apply to begin the update or click Close to return to the iLO Federation Groups page.
Configuring remote SysLog for grouped servers
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
Updating firmware for grouped servers
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◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
Procedure
1. Click Assets from the left navigation menu, and then click iLO Federation Groups.
2. Select the check box for the group you want to configure.
3. Click Actions, and then select Remote SysLog.
4. Select one of the following: .
•
Use iLO Amplifier Pack SysLog Settings--Select to use the SysLog configuration set on the iLO
Amplifier Pack. For more information, see Configuring Remote SysLog Settings for iLO Amplifier
Pack.
•
Use Manual Settings--Select if you want to use the manual settings for SysLog:
◦
SysLog Enabled--Select to enable remote SysLog.
◦
SysLog Port--Enter the port to use for remote SysLog reporting.
◦
SysLog Server--Enter the IP Address or FQDN of the server hosting the remote SysLog.
5. Click Configure to apply the setting or click Close to return to the iLO Federation Groups page.
Mounting and ejecting virtual media for grouped servers
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
Procedure
1. Click Assets from the left navigation menu, and then click iLO Federation Groups.
2. Select the check box for the group you want to manage.
3. Click Actions, and then select Mount Virtual Media.
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Mounting and ejecting virtual media for grouped servers
4. Enter the url for the location of the ISO file in the ISO URL text box.
5. Click Mount to mount the virtual media.
NOTE:
You can also eject the virtual media by clicking Eject.
Refreshing the list of iLO Federation Groups
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
Procedure
1. Click Assets from the left navigation menu, and then click iLO Federation Groups.
2. Select the check box for the group you want to refresh.
3. Click Actions, and then select Refresh.
The Group Refresh task starts. To see details about the task, click the task status link in the message
banner at the top of the page.
When the refresh task finishes, a Groups Refreshed Successfully message appears.
Deleting an iLO Federation group
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
Procedure
1. Click Assets from the left navigation menu, and then click iLO Federated Groups.
2. Select the check box for the group you want to delete.
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3. Click Actions, and then select Delete.
4. Click Yes in the to delete the Group Delete Confirmation dialog box to delete the group, or click No to
return to the iLO Federated Groups page.
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Managing iLO Federation groups
Creating and joining iLO Federation groups
Use the Group Management page to create new iLO Federation groups and to select servers to join existing
groups.
For more information about iLO Federation network requirements and multicast options, see the relevant
sections of the iLO Federation User Guide available at www.hpe.com/support/ilo4_federation_ug_en.
NOTE:
When creating or joining iLO federation groups, iLO Amplifier Pack does not support the new BIOS, Storage,
and Network configuration group privileges that are available for HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers.
Creating a group
Prerequisites
•
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure Users
◦
Configure Devices
Managed servers with iLO Dedicated Port and iLO Advanced license.
Procedure
1. Click Assets from the left navigation menu, and then click Group Management.
2. Select the servers that you want to include in a new iLO Federation group, and then click Create Group.
The Create Group dialog box appears displaying the current status of the selected servers.
3. In the Common iLO Credentials section, enter a username and password.
4. In the Group Details section, add a group name and key.
5. In the Group Privileges section, select from the following options:
•
Administer User Accounts--Group members can add, edit, and delete iLO user accounts.
•
Remote Console Access--Group members can remotely access the managed server Remote
Console, including video, keyboard, and mouse control.
•
Virtual Power and Reset--Group members can power-cycle or reset the host system. These activities
interrupt the system availability.
•
Virtual Media--Group members can use scripted Virtual Media with the managed server.
Creating and joining iLO Federation groups
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•
Configure iLO Settings--Group members can configure most iLO settings, including security settings,
and can remotely update firmware.
•
Login Privilege--Group members can log in to iLO. Selected by default.
6. Click Create.
Joining an existing group
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
Configure Manager
•
◦
Configure Users
◦
Configure Devices
iLO managed servers with federation grouping enabled
Procedure
1. Click Assets from the left navigation menu, and then click Group Management.
2. Select the servers that you want to add to an existing iLO Federation group, and then click Join Group.
The Join Existing Group dialog box appears displaying the current status of the selected servers.
3. In the Common iLO Credentials section, enter the username and password for the group you want to
join.
4. In the Group Details section, select a group from the Group Name menu and enter the group key.
5. In the Group Privileges section, select from the following options:
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Administer User Accounts--Group members can add, edit, and delete iLO user accounts.
•
Remote Console Access--Group members can remotely access the managed server Remote
Console, including video, keyboard, and mouse control.
•
Virtual Power and Reset--Group members can power-cycle or reset the host system. These activities
interrupt the system availability.
•
Virtual Media--Group members can use scripted Virtual Media with the managed server.
•
Configure iLO Settings--Group members can configure most iLO settings, including security settings,
and can remotely update firmware.
•
Login Privilege--Group members can log in to iLO. Selected by default.
Joining an existing group
NOTE:
In iLO 5 for Gen10 servers, the new privileges (Host BIOS, Host NIC, Host Storage, and Recovery Set)
are not applicable for joining groups from iLO Amplifier Pack.
6. Click Join.
Creating and joining iLO Federation groups
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Alerts and Event Logs
The pages in this section allow you to view and use event and alert information for managed servers and for
the iLO Amplifier Pack appliance.
For information about configuring alerts, see Configuring alert settings.
Managed Servers Alerts
As part of the inventory process, iLO Amplifier Pack subscribes to iLO for server alerts. When certain
conditions occur, iLO Amplifier Pack sends out email or IFTTT alerts when an event is received from iLO.
Viewing alerts from managed servers
Use the Managed Servers Alerts page to see detailed information about alerts that have been received from
managed servers.
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
◦
Login
Procedure
1. On the left navigation menu, click Alerts and Event Logs.
2. Click Managed Servers Alerts.
The event list appears displaying the following information for each event:
•
Severity--Severity of the event
•
iLO IP Address--The IP address for the iLO
•
Alert Category--Type of event
•
Alert Name--Name of event
•
TimeStamp--Date and time stamp for each event
3. Additional options on this page:
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•
Enter a value in the Search box to search for specific information.
•
Use the Show entries menu to choose the number of events to display per page.
Alerts and Event Logs
•
Click the angle bracket icon to see a summary and description of the event, and whether any further
action is required.
•
Use the navigation buttons to view the first, previous, next, or last page of the alerts list. You can also
click a specific page number to jump to that page.
•
Click Export to CSV to download the server alerts list.
•
Click Clear All to delete all alerts from the server alerts list.
Server alert severity
The following icons indicate event severity:
•
Critical—The event indicates a service loss or imminent service loss. Immediate attention is needed.
•
Warning—The event is significant but does not indicate performance degradation.
•
Ok--The event falls within normal operation parameters.
Server alert details
The following information is listed for each managed server alert.
•
Severity—The alert severity level
•
iLO IP Address—The IP address of the iLO processor on the managed server
•
Alert Category—The alert type
•
Alert Name—The alert name
•
TimeStamp—The date and time that the alert was recorded
Clearing the Server Alert Viewer list
NOTE:
A maximum of 5000 alerts can be displayed in the server alert viewer.
Procedure
1. Select Alerts and Event Logs in the navigation tree, and then click Managed Servers Alerts.
2. Click Clear All.
3. When prompted to confirm the request, click YES.
Server alert severity
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Exporting server alerts to a .csv file
Procedure
1. Click Alerts and Event Logs from the left navigation menu, and then click Managed Servers Alerts.
2. Click Export to CSV.
3. Select a location to save the .csv file, and then click Save.
Activity Logs and Alerts
iLO Amplifier Pack records all activity that occurs in the system, whether generated by a user or by the
appliance itself.
Activity Logs are sent as email or IFTTT alerts if configured by the user.
Viewing activity logs
Use this page to view logs and alerts generated by iLO Amplifier Pack.
Prerequisites
•
46
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
Exporting server alerts to a .csv file
◦
Configure Devices
◦
Login
Procedure
1. Click Alerts and Event Logs.
2. Click Activity Logs and Alerts.
The event list appears displaying the following information for each event:
•
Event Name--Name of event
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Time--Date and time stamp for each event
•
Severity--Severity of the event
•
Event Summary--Description of the event
•
Affected Systems--Systems that are affected by the task
3. Additional options on this page:
•
Use the Search field to find a specific event.
•
Use the Show entries menu to choose the number of events to display per page.
•
Click the angle bracket next to an event to see a description of the event and whether any further action
is required.
•
Use the navigation buttons to view the first, previous, next, or last page of the list. You can also click a
specific page number to jump to that page.
•
Click Export to CSV to download the information in .csv format.
•
Click Clear All to clear the event list.
Clearing activity alerts
Procedure
1. Select Activity Logs and Alerts from the left navigation menu, and then click the Activity Alerts tab.
2. Click Clear All.
3. When prompted to confirm the request, click YES.
Downloading the audit logs
Send the audit logs to HPE Support to verify warranty contract compliance for support issues.
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
Clearing activity alerts
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◦
Configure Manager with Security
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Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
◦
Login
Procedure
1. Click Alerts and Event Logs from the left navigation menu.
2. Click Support Audit Logs.
3. Click Download Audit Logs.
4. Save the logs on your local system and then send them to your HPE Support contact.
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Baseline Management
Importing a firmware baseline
Use the Import Baseline feature to make the SPP or custom SPP iso image easily accessible for firmware
updates. iLO Amplifier Pack supports baseline storage up to 80 GB (which includes both firmware and OS
baseline files). The percentage of space used is displayed at the top of the Firmware Baseline page.
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
Procedure
1. Click Baseline Management from the left navigation menu, and then click Firmware Baseline.
2. Click Import Baseline.
3. Click to select Network Share (NFS) or HTTP/HTTPS from the Import Type menu.
4. Perform one of the following:
•
For NFS, enter the IP address, mount path, and storage path.
•
Enter the HTTP or HTTPS url to the iso image.
5. Click Import to import the iso image or click Cancel to return to the Firmware Baseline page.
6. Once the import completes, the baseline is listed on the Firmware Baseline page , along with the
following information:
•
Filename of the .iso file
•
Name of the baseline
•
Version
•
Status of the import
•
File size in MB
7. (Optional). Click
to delete the baseline.
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NOTE:
You cannot delete a baseline if it is a part of a recovery policy or if it is being used by a task.
8. (Optional). Click View Details for more information about the component, such as the component name,
available version, filename, and recommendation.
The Recommendation field provides HPE recommendations for baseline components based on how
critical each is for the update. The following values can help you select the baseline components you want
to use:
•
Recommended
•
Critical
•
Optional
Importing an OS baseline
OS baselines are user-created, bootable .iso images that are used in the server system restore process to
recover the OS, layered applications, and data restore from backups.
Use the Import Baseline feature to import operating system .iso images for server system restore. iLO
Amplifier Pack supports baseline storage up to 80 GB (which includes both firmware and OS baseline files).
The percentage of space used is displayed at the top of the OS Baseline page.
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
Procedure
1. Click Baseline Management from the left navigation menu, and then click OS Baseline.
2. Click Import Baseline.
3. Click to select Network Share (NFS) or HTTP/HTTPS from the Import Type menu.
4. Perform one of the following:
•
For NFS, enter the IP address, mount path, and storage path.
•
Enter the HTTP or HTTPS url to the iso image.
5. Click Import to import the .iso image or click Cancel to return to the OS Baseline page.
6. Once the import completes, the baseline is listed on the OS Baseline page , along with the following
information:
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Importing an OS baseline
•
Filename of the .iso file
•
Name of the baseline
•
Status of the import
•
File size in MB
Click
to delete the baseline.
NOTE:
You cannot delete a baseline if it is a part of a recovery policy or if it is being used by a task.
Working with configuration baselines
Configuration baselines are used to create or import the server configuration settings (like BIOS, iLO, and
Smart Storage settings ) and to restore it back on the servers during the server system restore process.
The Configuration Baseline page provides the following information in the List of Configuration
Baselines:
•
Status
•
Configuration baseline name
•
Configuration baseline type
•
Created by
Use the Configuration Baseline page to create, import, edit, and delete configuration settings.
Create a configuration baseline
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
Procedure
1. Click Baseline Management from the left navigation menu, and then click Configuration Baseline.
2. Click New Configuration Baseline.
3. Enter a name in the Configuration Baseline Name field.
4. Select properties from the following categories:
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•
BIOS Advanced, Generic, and Platform Settings--For more information, see the UEFI
documentation available from http://www.hpe.com/info/ProLiantUEFI/docs.
NOTE:
For recovery administration of Gen10 servers, HPE recommends configuring the BIOS boot mode to
UEFI mode.
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Boot Settings
•
Smart Storage Settings--For more information, see the smart storage and logical drive documentation
available from http://www.hpe.com/info/storage/docs.
•
iLO Settings--For more information, see the iLO documentation available from http://www.hpe.com/
support/ilo-docs.
5. Scroll through the list of parameters and click the check box to select the parameters you want to include
in the baseline.
6. In the Value column, specify a value for each selected parameter.
7. Click Create.
The new configuration baseline appears in the list on the Configuration Baseline page.
Import a configuration baseline from a server
Prerequisites
•
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Devices
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure Manager with Security
The server must be powered ON for import configuration to work. If the server is powered OFF the import
configuration task fails.
Procedure
1. Click Baseline Management from the left navigation menu, and then click Configuration Baseline.
2. Click Import Configuration From Server.
3. Enter a name in the Configuration Baseline Name field.
4. Click the checkbox to select a server, and then click Import.
The new configuration baseline appears in the list of server configuration baselines on the Configuration
Baseline page.
Editing a new configuration baseline
Use these instructions to edit customizable server configuration baselines.
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Import a configuration baseline from a server
NOTE:
Snapshot server configuration baselines cannot be edited.
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
Procedure
1. Click Baseline Management from the left navigation menu, and then click Configuration Baseline.
2. Click the right arrow next to the baseline you want to edit from the List of Server Configuration
Baselines.
The baseline settings appear.
3. Select properties from the following categories:
•
BIOS Advanced, Generic, and Platform Settings--For more information, see the UEFI
documentation available from http://www.hpe.com/info/ProLiantUEFI/docs.
•
Boot Settings
•
Smart Storage Settings--For more information, see the smart storage and logical drive documentation
available from http://www.hpe.com/info/storage/docs.
•
iLO Settings--For more information, see the iLO documentation available from http://www.hpe.com/
support/ilo-docs.
4. Scroll through the list of parameters and click the check box to select the parameters you want to change
in the baseline.
5. In the Value column, specify a value for each selected parameter.
6. Click Update to save your changes.
Deleting a configuration baseline
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
Deleting a configuration baseline
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◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
Procedure
1. Click Baseline Management from the left navigation menu, and then click Configuration Baseline.
2. Click the right arrow next to the baseline you want to delete, and then click Delete.
NOTE:
You cannot delete a baseline if it is a part of a recovery policy or if it is being used by a task.
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Baseline Management
Server firmware and driver updates
NOTE:
Servers that are managed by HPE OneView are identified in the Status field. Servers managed by HPE
OneView appear on the server list for inventory purposes, but cannot be updated by iLO Amplifier Pack.
Importing a firmware baseline
Use the Import Baseline feature to make the SPP or custom SPP iso image easily accessible for firmware
updates. iLO Amplifier Pack supports baseline storage up to 80 GB (which includes both firmware and OS
baseline files). The percentage of space used is displayed at the top of the Firmware Baseline page.
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
Procedure
1. Click Baseline Management from the left navigation menu, and then click Firmware Baseline.
2. Click Import Baseline.
3. Click to select Network Share (NFS) or HTTP/HTTPS from the Import Type menu.
4. Perform one of the following:
•
For NFS, enter the IP address, mount path, and storage path.
•
Enter the HTTP or HTTPS url to the iso image.
5. Click Import to import the iso image or click Cancel to return to the Firmware Baseline page.
6. Once the import completes, the baseline is listed on the Firmware Baseline page , along with the
following information:
•
Filename of the .iso file
•
Name of the baseline
•
Version
•
Status of the import
•
File size in MB
7. (Optional). Click
to delete the baseline.
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NOTE:
You cannot delete a baseline if it is a part of a recovery policy or if it is being used by a task.
8. (Optional). Click View Details for more information about the component, such as the component name,
available version, filename, and recommendation.
The Recommendation field provides HPE recommendations for baseline components based on how
critical each is for the update. The following values can help you select the baseline components you want
to use:
•
Recommended
•
Critical
•
Optional
About online updates
iLO Amplifier Pack offers two options for performing an online firmware update.
•
Express Interactive Update
The Express Interactive Update option gives you the ability to select the specific components you want to
deploy on the servers from a baseline image that you select.
•
Baseline Automatic Update
The Baseline Automatic Update option allows you to update the servers with minimal interaction from a
baseline image that you select. All applicable components are installed without waiting for approval.
This option ensures that the target server is compliant with the selected baseline before the update begins.
NOTE:
HPE recommends unmounting virtual media in servers before triggering the SPP update using iLO Amplifier
Pack.
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About online updates
Performing an Express Interactive Update
Prerequisites
•
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
SUT (Smart Update Tools) 1.8.0 or later installed on Gen8 or Gen9 servers
iSUT (Integrated Smart Update Tools) 2.0.0 and 2.0.1 for Gen10 servers
•
Bootable baseline ISO image of the firmware update imported into iLO Amplifier Pack (for more
information, see Importing a baseline.
Or
Bootable baseline ISO image of the firmware update extracted to a shared HTTP/HTTPS location on the
network and a dedicated web server for hosting SPP (HPE Support Pack for ProLiant) iso images and files
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NOTE:
If you use an external web server to perform the online update, make sure that the following file extensions
are added to the MIME Types settings in the external web server to ensure correct downloading:
◦
.bin
◦
.iso
◦
.xml
◦
.pdb
Procedure
1.
Click Firmware and Drivers from the left navigation menu, and then click Online Update.
2.
Check the task status list to ensure that no tasks are running on the servers you want to update. Updates
cannot be performed on servers while tasks are running. For more information about the task status list,
see Running and completed tasks.
3.
Click Express Interactive Update.
4.
Select the servers that you want to update.
NOTE:
The iLO Amplifier Pack gets inventory details from the iLO and automatically batches servers while doing
updates in case the number of servers is too large to be managed simultaneously.
5.
Enter a common iLO username and password for the servers you want to update and then click Next.
The credentials will be used only for systems that are part of a federated group.
6.
Select the baseline to use for the update by clicking one of the following options:
•
Use imported baseline
If you have previously imported a baseline ISO image on the Baseline Management tab, the
baseline name appears in the Select the Baseline to set firmware section.
If you have not imported a baseline ISO image, a message appears directing you to import a baseline
on the Baseline Management tab. For more information, see Importing a baseline.
•
Use external web server
a. Enter a valid URI for a bootable baseline ISO image of the firmware update that is available on the
network through HTTP/HTTPS.
NOTE:
The ISO image must have been created by the SPP or a custom SPP. iLO Amplifier Pack
calculates the install set from the SPP.
b. Enter a valid URI for the extracted ISO image of the firmware update that is available on the
network through HTTP/HTTPS.
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7.
Specify the number of parallel updates you want to perform in the Batch Size field and then click Next.
Up to 20 parallel updates are supported for an imported baseline deployment. Up to 50 parallel updates
are supported if you are using an external webserver.
8.
Click Begin Task.
NOTE:
During an update, actions performed on the selected servers are set to a pending state. However, you
can perform actions on unselected servers using the other pages of the iLO Amplifier Pack.
9.
When the status changes to Waiting, click Analyze and Deploy.
The Component Selection screen appears, displaying the component information for each server.
10. Review each server component to designate which of them will receive the update.
•
Select--Component will not receive the update. Click to select the component for update.
•
Selected--Components with a status of Update required are marked as Selected by default to
receive the update. Click to clear the selection.
•
Force--Components with a status of Already up-to-date are not selected for the update by default.
Click to force the update in cases where you want to reinstall the update or downgrade the firmware
on a component.
•
Forced--Component will be forced to receive the update. Click to clear the selection.
11. Click Apply All.
iLO Amplifier Pack analyzes the server components to detect failed dependencies that will cause the
update to fail. Clear these issues before the proceeding with the update.
NOTE:
iLO Amplifier Pack provides the install set to SUT for the update; however, you must check the
suggested install set before deploying the update.
For more information, see the SUT documentation at http://www.hpe.com/info/sut-docs.
The update process begins. The following messages appear in succession:
•
Online Update Task in progress
•
Pending--SUT is waiting to read the selected components for update
•
Staging--Analysis of selected components
•
Staged--Analysis of selected components completed and are waiting to be deployed.
•
Installing--Selected components are being deployed on the server.
•
Installed--Selected components are deployed.
12. Reboot the server, if necessary.
When the installation has completed, the task status will change to Completed with one of the following
messages:
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Activated--Selected components are successfully installed (restart is not required).
•
Installed Pending Reboot--Selected components are successfully installed, but you must restart the
server.
NOTE:
HPE recommends refreshing the server inventory after the system has restarted.
13. Click Show Results to see the components that were successfully updated along with any pending user
actions.
Performing a Baseline Automatic Update
Prerequisites
•
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
SUT (Smart Update Tools) 1.8.0 or later installed on Gen8 or Gen9 servers
iSUT (Integrated Smart Update Tools) 2.0.0 or 2.0.1 for Gen10 servers
•
Bootable baseline ISO image of the firmware update imported into iLO Amplifier Pack (for more
information, see Importing a baseline ).
Or
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Performing a Baseline Automatic Update
Bootable baseline ISO image of the firmware update extracted to a shared HTTP/HTTPS location on the
network and a dedicated web server for hosting SPP (HPE Support Pack for ProLiant) iso images and files
NOTE:
If you use an external web server to perform the online update, make sure that the following file extensions
are added to the MIME Types settings in the external web server to ensure correct downloading:
◦
.bin
◦
.iso
◦
.xml
◦
.pdb
Procedure
1.
Click Firmware and Drivers from the left navigation menu, and then click Online Update.
2.
Check the task status list to ensure that no tasks are running on the servers you want to update. Updates
cannot be performed on servers while tasks are running. For more information about the task status list,
see Running and completed tasks.
3.
Click Baseline Automatic Update.
4.
Select the servers that you want to update.
NOTE:
The iLO Amplifier Pack gets inventory details from the iLO and automatically batches servers while doing
updates in case the number of servers is too large to be managed simultaneously.
5.
Enter a common iLO username and password for the servers you want to update and then click Next.
The credentials will be used only for systems that are part of a federated group.
6.
Select the baseline to use for the update by clicking one of the following options:
•
Use imported baseline
If you have previously imported a baseline ISO image on the Baseline Management tab, the
baseline name appears in the Select the Baseline to set firmware section.
If you have not imported a baseline ISO image, a message appears directing you to import a baseline
on the Baseline Management tab. For more information, see Importing a baseline.
•
Use external web server
Enter a valid URI for a bootable baseline ISO image of the firmware update that is available on the
network through HTTP/HTTPS.
NOTE:
The ISO image must have been created by the SPP or a custom SPP. iLO Amplifier Pack calculates
the install set from the SPP.
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7.
Specify the number of parallel updates you want to perform in the Batch Size field and then click Next.
Up to 50 parallel updates are supported.
8.
Click Begin Task.
NOTE:
During an update, actions performed on the selected servers are set to a pending state. However, you
can perform actions on unselected servers using the other pages of the iLO Amplifier Pack.
The update process begins. The following messages appear in succession:
9.
•
Baseline Automatic Update Task in progress
•
Pending--SUT is waiting to read the selected components for update
•
Staging--Analysis of selected components
•
Staged--Analysis of selected components completed and waiting to be deployed
•
Installing--Selected components are being deployed on the server
•
Installed--Selected components are deployed
Reboot the server, if necessary.
When the installation has completed, the task status will change to Completed with one of the following
messages:
•
Activated--Update has been completed (restart is not required).
•
Installed Pending Reboot--Update has been completed, but you must restart the server.
NOTE:
HPE recommends refreshing the server inventory after the system has restarted.
10. Click Show Results to see the components that were successfully updated along with any pending user
actions.
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Performing an offline firmware update
Prerequisites
•
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
SUT (Smart Update Tools) 1.8.0 or later installed on Gen8 or Gen9 servers
iSUT (Integrated Smart Update Tools) 2.0.0 or 2.0.1 installed on Gen10 servers
•
Bootable baseline ISO image of the firmware update imported into iLO Amplifier Pack (for more
information, see Importing a baseline).
or
Bootable baseline ISO image of the firmware update extracted to a shared HTTP/HTTPS location on the
network and a dedicated web server for hosting SPP (HPE Support Pack for ProLiant) iso images and files
NOTE:
•
Using a baseline update will alter all applicable components to be compliant with the baseline. iLO
Amplifier Pack will downgrade components if necessary to comply with the baseline image.
•
HPE recommends unmounting virtual media in servers before triggering the SPP update using iLO
Amplifier Pack.
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Procedure
1. Click Firmware and Drivers from the left navigation menu, and then click Offline Update.
2. Select the servers or iLO Federation group you want to update.
NOTE:
The iLO Amplifier Pack automatically batches servers while doing updates in case the number of servers
is too large to be managed simultaneously.
3. Enter a valid URI for a bootable baseline ISO image of the firmware update that is available on the network
through HTTP/HTTPS.
NOTE:
The ISO image must have been created by the SPP or the custom SPP.
4. Enter a common iLO username and password for the servers you want to update.
5. Click Begin Task.
NOTE:
During an update, you cannot perform actions on the selected servers, but you can perform actions on
unselected servers using the other pages of the iLO Amplifier Pack.
The update process begins. The following messages appear in succession:
•
Pending--SUT is waiting to read the selected components for update.
•
Staging--Analysis of selected components.
•
Staged--Analysis of selected components completed and are waiting to be deployed.
•
Installing--Selected components are being deployed on the server.
•
Installed--Selected components are deployed.
•
Installed Pending Reboot--Selected components are successfully installed.
NOTE:
The system reboots automatically. User interaction is not required.
•
Activated--Selected components are successfully installed.
.
Click the Running Task tab to view the progression of the update.
When the installation has completed, the task status will change to Completed with the message
Activated. The system will automatically reboot.
NOTE:
HPE recommends refreshing the server inventory after the system has restarted.
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Running and completed tasks
You can monitor the progress of firmware update tasks and the results of completed tasks from the Online
Update and Offline Update pages. The following information is displayed:
•
Status--Progress of the selected task.
•
Task ID--ID assigned to the task.
•
Task Name--Name of the task.
•
Number of Servers--Number of servers affected by the task.
•
Created by--Username of the person who initiated the task.
•
Results--Displays the following information about completed tasks:
•
◦
Component Name--Name of the hardware that was updated.
◦
Previous Installation--Firmware version that was on the component before the update.
◦
Installed Version--Firmware version that was installed during the update.
◦
Deployment Result--Displays success or failure of the update.
Abort Task--Allows you to cancel a running task.
NOTE:
Tasks cannot be aborted at later stages of the update procedure.
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Recovery Management
Introduction
iLO Amplifier Pack v1.15 introduces the Server System Restore feature that works with iLO 5 v1.17 to recover
Gen 10 servers according to user-created recovery policies.
When iLO detects system corruption in a server that is monitored by iLO Amplifier Pack, iLO automatically
alerts iLO Amplifier Pack to initiate and manage the system recovery process. iLO Amplifier Pack checks the
event against user-created recovery policies for the affected system, and then begins the recovery process as
outlined in the recovery policy assigned to the server.
Prerequisites
•
Gen10 server with iLO 5 v1.17 or later
•
An iLO Advanced Premium Security Edition license is required to use Server System Restore.
•
To perform any recovery related actions, iLO Amplifier Pack user must have Configure Manager with
Security privilege.
•
The Firmware Baseline to be used for recovery should have iLO 5 1.17 or later.
•
For recovery administration of Gen10 servers, HPE recommends configuring the BIOS boot mode to UEFI
mode
•
For Device initiated full auto recovery, the recovery policy must have all three baselines specified:
Firmware + Configuration + Operating System
•
You must have at least one recovery install set in iLO before triggering a Device Initiated recovery. HPE
recommends not deleting the iLO Factory Install set in order to use the recovery feature in iLO Amplifier
Pack.
More information
The following pages in iLO Amplifier Pack provide the tools to define recovery policies, assign them to
managed servers, and monitor the recovery process.
•
Recovery Policy
•
Recovery Administration
•
Recovery Task Monitor
Recovery operations
Each recovery operation follows a similar path:
Automatic recovery operations
Follow these steps to perform an Automatic Server Recovery or a Device Initiated Full Recovery.
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Recovery Management
1. Import firmware and OS baselines. For more information, see Importing a firmware baseline and
Importing an OS baseline.
2. Create or import a configuration baseline from a server. For more information, see Create a configuration
baseline and Import a configuration baseline from a server.
3. Create a recovery policy with the firmware, configuration, and OS baselines. For more information, see
Create a recovery policy.
4. Assign a recovery policy to the selected servers with Auto Recovery Action enabled. For more
information, see Assign a recovery policy.
5. A recovery task is triggered in iLO Amplifier Pack once it receives a recovery message from iLO when it
finds corrupted firmware.
Manual recovery operations
Follow these steps to perform a Manual Recovery:
1. Import firmware and OS baselines. For more information, see Importing a firmware baseline and
Importing an OS baseline.
2. Once iLO Amplifier Pack receives a firmware corruption alert from iLO, the check box becomes enabled
for the selected server on the Administration page.
3. You can select and perform a Manual Recovery by selecting the required baselines or a recovery policy.
For more information, see Performing a manual recovery.
Recovery policy
Create a recovery policy
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Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
•
Configure Manager with Security
To create a recovery policy that includes an OS baseline or a firmware baseline, you must first upload the
baselines to iLO Amplifier Pack from the Baseline Management page.
Procedure
1. Click Recovery Management from the left navigation menu, and then click Recovery Policy.
2. Click Create new policy.
3. Enter a name for the new policy, and then select firmware, configuration, and OS baselines.
The following combinations are supported:
•
Firmware only
•
Firmware + Configuration
•
Operating System only
•
Firmware + Configuration + Operating System
NOTE:
•
The list of firmware baselines includes only those that have been successfully uploaded to iLO
Amplifier Pack.
•
The list of firmware baselines includes only those containing firmware that supports Gen10 servers and
later.
•
The list of configuration baselines does not list the snapshot configuration baselines that are still
importing or those that failed to import.
4. Click Create to save the policy.
The new policy appears in the list on the Recovery Policy page.
Delete a recovery policy
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
•
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Configure Manager with Security
Before deleting a recovery policy, unassign the policy from any servers to which it might be assigned.
Delete a recovery policy
Procedure
1. Click Recovery Management from the left navigation menu, and then click Recovery Policy.
2. Click the
icon for the policy that you want to delete.
Recovery administration
The Recovery Administration page lists all of the Gen10 servers with an iLO Advanced Premium Security
Edition license that are managed by iLO Amplifier Pack. When a firmware corruption occurs on a system, iLO
detects this corruption and sends out an event to iLO Amplifier Pack. iLO Amplifier Pack then initiates the
recovery process based on the recovery policy that is assigned to the server.
Assign a recovery policy
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
•
Gen10 server with iLO 5 v1.17 or later
•
iLO Advanced Premium Security Edition license
Procedure
1. Click Recovery Management from the left navigation menu, and then click Recovery Administration.
2. Click Assign Auto Recovery Policy.
3. Click the check box to select one or more servers, and then click Next.
4. Select one of the following options from the Action drop-down menu:
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•
Auto Recovery--Recovery process starts when iLO Amplifier Pack is automatically alerted from iLO.
•
Device Initiated Full Auto Recovery--Recovery process starts when a user manually initiates a
recovery alert from iLO to iLO Amplifier Pack. A user can initiate a recovery alert from iLO by logging in
to iLO with a user account that has recovery set privileges. In the iLO interface, navigate to the
Administration -> Firmware Verification page, and then click Send Recovery Event.
•
Quarantine--Recovery process is not started, but server is shut down automatically from iLO Amplifier
Pack.
5. Select the recovery policy that you want to apply from the Recovery Policy drop-down menu, and then
click Next.
6. Verify your selections as displayed on the Summary page, and then click Assign Policy or click Previous
to go back to change selections.
NOTE:
For Device initiated full auto recovery, the recovery policy must have all three baselines specified:
Firmware + Configuration + Operating System
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Unassign a recovery policy
Prerequisites
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User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
Procedure
1. Click Recovery Management from the left navigation menu, and then click Recovery Administration.
2. Click Unassign Recovery Policy.
3. Click the check box to select one or more servers, and then click Unassign.
Performing a manual recovery
The Recovery Administration page lists all of the Gen10 servers with an iLO Advanced Premium Security
Edition license that are managed by iLO Amplifier. When a firmware corruption happens on a system, iLO
detects this corruption and sends out an event to iLO Amplifier. When this event is received, iLO Amplifier
enables the check box on the Recovery Administration page. Select the system and then perform the
Manual Recovery.
Prerequisites
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User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
Procedure
1. Click Recovery Management from the left navigation menu, and then click Recovery Administration .
2. Select the servers on which you want to perform a manual recovery.
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3. From the Actions drop-down menu, click Manual Recovery.
4. On the Manual Recovery page, select a recovery policy from the drop-down menu.
5. Select a firmware and/or configuration baseline from their respective drop-down menus, and then click
Next.
6. Select an OS baseline, and then click Next.
7. Review your selections and click Back to make changes, if needed.
8. Click Start Recovery and then click Close.
Check the progress of the manual recovery task on the Recovery Task Monitor page.
Performing a quarantine operation
Prerequisites
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User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
Procedure
1. Click Recovery Management from the left navigation menu, and then click Recovery Administration.
2. Select the servers on you want to quarantine.
3. From the Actions drop-down menu, click Quarantine.
4. Click Yes on the Quarantine Confirmation dialog box to continue or click No to cancel the operation.
Check the progress of the quarantine task on the Recovery Task Monitor page.
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Performing a quarantine operation
Monitor recovery tasks
Prerequisites
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User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
Procedure
1. Click Recovery Management from the left navigation menu, and then click Monitor Recovery Tasks to
view all of the status of all running and completed tasks.
2. Click the right arrow to see details and the percentage of the task progress.
iLO Amplifier Pack applies the recovery policy in the following order:
a. The server is powered down.
b. The firmware is updated, if selected.
c. The configuration baseline is applied, if selected.
d. The server is rebooted to the OS baseline, if selected.
The recovery process may take a while to complete. See the Activity Logs and Alerts page for the status
of the recovery process.
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Reports
Viewing the firmware report
Prerequisites
•
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
◦
Login
For Gen8 and Gen9 servers: AMS (iLO Agentless Management Service) 10.6.0 or later for Windows or
AMS 2.5.2 or later for Linux running on the managed servers
For Gen10 servers: AMS 1.1.0 or later for Windows and AMS 1.0.0 or later for Linux
Procedure
1. Click Reports on the left navigation menu.
2. Click Firmware Report.
The report provides information on the iLO, System, ROM, NIC, and storage devices. For a full list,
seeFirmware report details.
3. Options on this page:
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Reports
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Enter a value in the Search box to search for specific information.
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Use the Servers or iLO Federation Groups filter to customize the display.
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Use the Show entries menu to choose the number of entries to display per page.
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Use the navigation buttons to view the first, previous, next, or last page of the list. You can also click a
specific page number to jump to that page.
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Click Export to CSV to download the report in .csv format.
Firmware report details
The following information appears in the firmware report details.
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iLO IP Address--The network IP address of the iLO subsystem.
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iLO HostName--The fully qualified network name assigned to the iLO subsystem.
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Product Name--The product with which the iLO processor is integrated.
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Serial number--The server serial number, which is assigned when the system is manufactured.
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Server Hostname--The fully qualified network name assigned to the server.
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iLO Firmware--The version and date of the installed iLO firmware.
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System ROM-- The version of the active system ROM.
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System ROM - backup-- The version of the backup system ROM. If a system ROM update fails or is rolled
back, the backup system ROM is used.
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Intelligent Provisioning--a web interface you can use to perform operating system deployments and review
in-depth hardware configuration details
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Possible firmware options:
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Intelligent Platform Abstraction Data
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Power Management Controller Firmware
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Power Management Controller FW Bootloader
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System Programmable Logic Device
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Server Platform (SPS) Firmware
PCI device information:
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PCI Devices - Name
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PCI Devices - Location
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PCI Devices - Version
Network device information:
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◦
Network Devices - Name
◦
Network Devices - Version
Storage device information:
◦
Storage Devices - Name
◦
Storage Devices - Version
Viewing the iLO license report
Hover your mouse over the ring chart to see the number and type of licenses for the selected view.
Prerequisites
•
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
◦
Login
For Gen8 and Gen9 servers: AMS (iLO Agentless Management Service) 10.6.0 or later for Windows or
AMS 2.5.2 or later for Linux running on the managed servers
For Gen10 servers: AMS 1.1.0 or later for Windows and AMS 1.0.0 or later for Linux
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Viewing the iLO license report
Procedure
1. Click Reports on the left navigation menu.
2. Click License Report.
The following information appears:
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iLO IP Address--The network IP address of the iLO subsystem
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iLO HostName--The fully qualified network name assigned to the iLO subsystem
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Product Name--The product with which the iLO processor is integrated
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Server HostName---The server name defined by the host operating system.
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Serial number--The server serial number, which is assigned when the system is manufactured.
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License Key--Key provided with iLO license
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License--The license level purchased with iLO
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◦
iLO Standard
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iLO Essentials
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iLO Scale-Out
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iLO Advanced
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iLO Advanced Premium Security Edition
License Type--The level of licensed iLO firmware functionality
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Evaluation--A valid evaluation license is installed.
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Expired--An expired evaluation license is installed.
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Perpetual--A valid iLO license is installed. This license does not have an expiration date.
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Unlicensed--The factory default (iLO Standard) features are enabled.
3. Options on this page:
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Enter a value in the Search box to search for specific information.
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Use the Servers or iLO Federation Groups filter to customize the display.
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Use the Show entries menu to choose the number of entries to display per page.
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Use the navigation buttons to view the first, previous, next, or last page of the list. You can also click a
specific page number to jump to that page.
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Click Export to CSV to download the report in .csv format.
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Viewing the basic device report
Prerequisites
•
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
◦
Login
For Gen8 and Gen9 servers: AMS (iLO Agentless Management Service) 10.6.0 or later for Windows or
AMS 2.5.2 or later for Linux running on the managed servers
For Gen10 servers: AMS 1.1.0 or later for Windows and AMS 1.0.0 or later for Linux
Procedure
1. Click Reports on the left navigation menu.
2. Click Basic Device Report.
The following information appears for each managed server:
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iLO IP Address--The network IP address of the iLO subsystem.
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iLO HostName--The fully qualified network name assigned to the iLO subsystem.
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Product Name--The product with which the iLO processor is integrated.
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Server HostName---The server name defined by the host operating system.
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Serial number--The server serial number, which is assigned when the system is manufactured.
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System Health-The server health indicator summarizing the condition of the monitored subsystems,
including overall status and redundancy (ability to handle a failure).
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Server OS--The operating system installed on the server
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Server OS Version--The version of the operating system installed on the server
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iLO Firmware--The version and date of the installed iLO firmware.
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System ROM--The version of the active system ROM
3. Options on this page:
•
Enter a value in the Search box to search for specific information.
•
Use the Servers or iLO Federation Groups filter to customize the display.
•
Use the Show entries menu to choose the number of entries to display per page.
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Use the navigation buttons to view the first, previous, next, or last page of the list. You can also click a
specific page number to jump to that page.
•
Click Export to CSV to download the report in .csv format.
Viewing the Hardware Inventory Report
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
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•
◦
Configure User
◦
Configure Devices
◦
Login
For Gen8 and Gen9 servers: AMS (iLO Agentless Management Service) 10.6.0 or later for Windows or
AMS 2.5.2 or later for Linux running on the managed servers
For Gen10 servers: AMS 1.1.0 or later for Windows and AMS 1.0.0 or later for Linux
Procedure
1. Click Reports on the left navigation menu.
2. Click Hardware Inventory Report.
The following information for each server appears:
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iLO IP Address--The network IP address of the iLO subsystem.
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iLO HostName--The fully qualified network name assigned to the iLO subsystem.
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Product ID--The product with which the iLO processor is integrated.
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Server HostName---The server name defined by the host operating system.
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Serial number--The server serial number, which is assigned when the system is manufactured.
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Processor inventory
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◦
Processor Name
◦
Processor Status
◦
Number of Processors
◦
Number of Cores
Memory inventory
◦
Total Memory
◦
Number of DIMMs
◦
Memory Status
Power inventory
◦
Number of Fans
◦
Number of Power Supplies
3. Options on this page:
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Enter a value in the Search box to search for specific information.
•
Use the Servers or iLO Federation Groups filter to customize the display.
•
Use the Show entries menu to choose the number of entries to display per page.
•
Use the navigation buttons to view the first, previous, next, or last page of the list. You can also click a
specific page number to jump to that page.
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Click Export to CSV to download the report in .csv format.
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Server troubleshooting
Downloading the server Active Health System log
To assist in troubleshooting server issues, you can download a server's AHS (Active Health System) log and
send it to HPE for analysis.
For more information, see the documentation for the AHSV (Active Health System Viewer) at www.hpe.com/
support/ahsv-docs.
Procedure
1. Click Troubleshooting from the left navigational menu.
2. Select the server for which you wish to collect AHS data.
3. Click Support Actions, and then click Download AHS logs.
4. Enter the date range for the data you wish to collect.
5. Select Removable Storage or Network Share (NFS) from the Storage Type menu.
6. Select a mounted USB if available.
7. Specify the folder path to use.
8. Click Apply to download the log file or click Close to cancel.
Logging in to Active Health System Viewer
Procedure
1. To access the AHSV web page, go to http://www.hpe.com/servers/ahsv in a supported browser.
Supported browsers include:
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Internet Explorer 11
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Chrome 51 or later
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Firefox 46 or later
2. Enter your User ID (email address) and Password and click Sign In.
NOTE:
To log in using an HPE Passport account, or to create an HPE Passport account, go to http://
www.hpe.com/info/insightonline. In most cases, your HPE Passport account is the same as the email
address you used during the HPE Passport account registration process. If you changed your user ID in
the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center, be sure to log in with your user ID and not your email
address.
NOTE:
To have the system remember your log in credentials, select Remember Me before clicking Sign In.
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Server troubleshooting
Logging out of AHSV
Procedure
1. To log out of AHSV, click the user settings menu.
2. Click Logout. You will be logged off and the log in page is displayed.
Loading an AHS log file
IMPORTANT:
The server that the AHS log was created from, must have a valid warranty. If the server is out of
warranty, an error message is displayed, stating "Server is not Entitled. Please check
these options for renewing your license." The options include:
•
•
Buy More Licenses
•
Find Partner for License Purchase
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Contact HPE Support
To load an AHS log file through AHSV, select Upload AHS Log. Navigate to your log file and click Open.
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NOTE:
Maximum file size limit is 250 MB. For logs greater that 250 MB, contact the HPE Support Center.
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A window is displayed that shows parsing and log loading states. To cancel the load process, click Cancel.
•
This window also displays videos for different platforms. You can search and play different videos while
you are waiting for the log file to load.
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As the AHS log loads, the screen displays the estimated time of completion.
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Search for an existing AHS log.
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◦
Under Search AHS viewer for uploaded AHS log, enter the AHS log name or System Serial Number,
and then click the search icon.
◦
Click the log file that you want to open.
To view a previously loaded an AHS log file, select the log file from the table.
Server troubleshooting
Viewing task status
You can view and abort any task from the Tasks Status page.
NOTE:
Some tasks cannot be aborted after a certain stage.
Procedure
1. Click Tasks Status on the left navigation menu.
The following information appears:
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Status--Any of the following states can appear:
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New--A new task has been created.
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Starting--The task is starting.
◦
Running--The task is executing.
◦
Pending--The task is pending and has not started.
The Pending status can occur for several different reasons, such as too many tasks running at one
time. iLO Amplifier Pack allows only a predetermined number of each type of task to run at one time.
Another reason could be that some other task is already running on one of the selected servers. In
both of these cases, the task will be scheduled automatically once the conflicting task finishes.
◦
Stopping--The task is in the process of stopping.
◦
Completed--The task has completed successfully.
◦
Killed--The task was aborted by the user.
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◦
Exception--The task has stopped due to an exception condition. The reason for the failure appears
in the Message field.
◦
Waiting--The task is waiting for user action. This status appears only during an online update. The
task requires the user to make a choice before it can continue.
•
Task ID--Task IDs are not always sequential. This is normal behavior.
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Task Name
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# of servers/groups
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Created by--Logged in user
2. Click the right arrow to reveal the task status details.
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Task Progress--Percentage of task completed
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Activity--List of tasks
◦
iLO/Host Name--iLO, Host Name, or Federation Group Name
◦
Task Name
◦
Message--Information about the success or failure of the task
◦
Progress
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Last updated--Date, time, and time zone of last task update
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Created--Date, time, and time zone of task creation
3. Optional. If a task is in the Running state, you can click Abort to cancel the task.
If a task is in the Completed, Exception, or Killed state, you can click Rerun Task to run the task again.
NOTE:
Some tasks cannot be rerun, such as the online update task . The tasks that are created using the server
Actions menu from the server list can be rerun.
4. Click Close to close the task details.
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Viewing task status
iLO Amplifier Diagnostics
Use the iLO Amplifier Diagnostics page to view diagnostic information about iLO Amplifier Pack and to
perform a system reboot, shutdown, or factory reset. Access to support logs is also available on this page.
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Telemetric information--Current CPU and memory utilization information:
◦
CPU Load Average
◦
CPU Utilization
◦
Memory Used
◦
Total Memory
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System Reboot--Click Reboot Device to stop all activities and restart the appliance.
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System Shutdown--Click to shut down the appliance.
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Factory Reset--Perform a factory reset by selecting one of the following options from the Factory Reset
Type menu, and then clicking Factory Reset.
NOTE:
Factory reset will erase all configuration from iLO Amplifier Pack, based on the factory reset type selected.
◦
Managed Systems Configuration--Erases only the configuration related to the servers and groups
managed in iLO Amplifier Pack.
◦
All Configuration--Erase both the configuration of the managed servers and the configuration of the
iLO Amplifer Pack.
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iLO Amplifier Pack reboots after a factory reset. You must perform first time setup again to use iLO
Amplifier Pack.
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Support Logs--Click Download Support Logs to download the support logs.
iLO Amplifier Diagnostics
Configuring the iLO Amplifier Pack appliance
System Update
Upgrading the appliance firmware
NOTE:
•
In order to upgrade iLO Amplifier Pack from version 1.0x to version 1.10 or later, you must redeploy the
appliance. The configuration can be restored from version 1.0x to version 1.10 or later.
HPE recommends backing up your current configuration before upgrading so that you can restore the
configuration of the earlier version.
•
HPE recommends unmounting virtual media in servers before triggering the SPP update using iLO
Amplifier Pack.
Prerequisites
•
iLO Amplifier Pack user with either of the following privileges:
◦
Configure Manager
◦
Configure Manager with Security
Procedure
NOTE:
Use the following procedure to upgrade iLO Amplifier Pack from v1.10 to v1.15 or later releases.
1. Download iLOAmpPack_1.15_Binary.zip by clicking on the Download Binary link provided in the
registration email.
NOTE:
Use an appropriate checksum verification tool to verify the integrity of the downloaded files.
2. Extract iLOAmplifierPack.bin from the zip file.
3. Save the firmware upgrade file to a removable storage device, network share, HTTP share, or your client
computer.
4. Click Configuration and Settings from the left navigation menu, and then click System Update.
5. Select the storage type that corresponds to the location where you saved the firmware upgrade file.
6. Depending on the storage type you selected, do one of the following:
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For removable storage (USB), select the mounted device or enter the file path in the format /folder/
filename.
•
For a network share, enter a file path in the format /folder/filename, an IP address and the
network storage path.
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For an HTTP file share, enter the URL for the firmware upgrade file.
•
For a file upload, click Browse, and then navigate to the firmware upgrade file on the client computer.
7. Click Update.
The system will reboot after the update is finished.
NOTE:
The IP address of the appliance might change after reboot if iLO Amplifier Pack is configured with DHCP.
8. Clear the browser cache.
NOTE:
•
The update will fail if tasks are still running.
•
Keep the initial registration email for use with future updates.
Appliance firmware upgrade storage types
Choose from the following methods when you upgrade the iLO Amplifier Pack firmware:
•
Removable Storage (USB)—Upgrade the firmware from a file saved on a removable storage device.
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Network Share (NFS)—Upgrade the firmware from a file saved on a shared network device.
•
HTTP/HTTPS Share—Upgrade the firmware from a file saved on an HTTP/HTTPS file share.
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File Upload—Upgrade the firmware from a file saved on the client computer.
Performance settings
Modifying the refresh settings
You can set the refresh settings for iLO Amplifier Pack to wait between inventory processes either
automatically or manually.
Prerequisites
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User privileges
Appliance firmware upgrade storage types
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
Procedure
1. Click Configuration and Settings from the left navigation menu, and then click Performance Settings.
2. Select one of the following:
a. To have iLO Amplifier Pack automatically refresh server inventory, click to select the Enable Auto
Refresh check box.
b. To specify the refresh interval time, select a number from the Refresh Interval (in hours) menu.
3. Click Save.
When Auto Refresh is selected, iLO Amplifier Pack continuously refreshes the inventory. Servers that have
been refreshed within the past hour will not be inventoried again.
iLO Amplifier Pack waits for the selected period of refresh interval time (in hours) and then starts the inventory
process for all the added servers.
Configuring alert settings
Prerequisites
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•
One of the following user privileges:
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
iLO Advanced License on the managed server
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An IFTTT account for IFTTT alerts
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Mail server details and an email address for email alerts.
•
Proxy set up on the Network Settings page if your internet connection uses a proxy
Procedure
1. Click Configuration and Settings and then click Alert Settings.
2. Optional: Configure email alerts.
a. In the Email Settings section, select the Enable Email Alerts check box.
b. Enter the email address to which you want the alerts sent. Only one email address is supported.
c. Add the SMTP server information in the following format: smtp.gmail.com.
d. Provide the outgoing server port number.
e. To enable authentication, click the Enable Secure Connection check box and then enter the
username and password for the email account that will send the alerts.
3. Optional: Configure IFTTT alerts
a. In the IFTTT Settings section, select the Enable IFTTT Alerts check box.
b. Enter the IFTTT key.
NOTE:
For information about setting up an IFTTT account, see Setting up an IFTTT alert.
4. Select the alert categories and severities for which you want to receive emails.
Click All Alerts to receive emails for all alert categories and severities or click any combination of the
following to designate for which alerts the appliance will send an email.
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Alert Category
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Security
◦
Hardware Failure
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General Failure
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Storage
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Maintenance
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Administration
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Other
Alert Severity
Configuring the iLO Amplifier Pack appliance
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Critical
◦
Warning
◦
Info
5. Optional. If you want to receive alerts from the iLO Amplifier Pack appliance, select the Enable Activity
Alerts check box.
6. Optional. Click Send Test Alert to test the alert configuration.
7. Click Save to save your settings or click Reset to clear them.
Sending a test alert
Procedure
1. Click Configuration and Settings, and then click Alert Settings.
2. Click Send Test Alert
This will send an email or IFTTT event, whichever is configured.
Setting up an IFTTT alert
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
Procedure
1.
Create an account on the www.ifttt.com website and sign in.
2.
Click Search and search for webhooks. Click the webhooks icon.
3.
Click Connect, and then click Settings.
4.
Copy the URL into another tab in the browser, and then go to that page to get your key.
5.
Copy the key and save it in Notepad.
6.
Go back to the profile page and click New Applet on the top right corner of the page.
7.
Click the word this, and then search for Webhooks.
8.
Click Webhooks, and then click Receive a web request.
9.
Enter HPEServerAlert as the event name, and then click Create Trigger.
10. Click the word that, and then click the Email icon.
11. Click Send me an email on the Choose action page.
12. Review the action fields and then click Create action.
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13. Click Finish on the Review and finish page to complete the alert.
14. Open iLO Amplifier Pack, click Configuration and Settings, and then click Alert Settings.
15. Enter the key in the IFTTT field.
IFTTT alert syntax
Use the following syntax for the types of alerts you want to receive.
Email, Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking sites
Subject line (email only)
HPE server alert
Body
What: {{EventName}}<br>
When: {{OccurredAt}}<br><br><br>
Category: {{Value1}}<br>
Summary: {{Value2}}<br>
Action: {{Value3}}
SMS
Body
{{EventName}}<br>
When: {{OccurredAt}}<br>
Category: {{Value1}}<br>
Action: {{Value3}}
Configuring network settings
Use the settings on the following tabs to configure the network settings for the iLO Amplifier Pack.
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Network Summary
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Network port 1
•
Network port 2
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General Settings
•
Proxy Configuration
The results are displayed on the Network Summary tab.
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IFTTT alert syntax
Configuring the network ports
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
Procedure
1. Click Configuration and Settings on the left navigation menu, and then click Network Settings.
2. Select the Network Port 1 or Network Port 2 tab.
3. Click the check boxes to enable NIC or DHCPv4.
4. Enter information into the IPv4 Summary section.
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Address origin
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IP address
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Subnet mask
•
Default gateway
5. Click Save to save your settings or click Reset to clear them.
6. Click Reboot to restart the system.
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NOTE:
If the appliance is configured with DHCP, the appliance IP address might change after you restart the
system.
Configuring general network settings
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
Procedure
1. Click Configuration and Settings on the left navigation menu, and then click Network Settings.
2. Click the General Settings tab and provide the following information in the General Settings section:
•
Host Name
•
Domain Name
•
DNS Search
3. Optional. In the Manually configured DNS Servers section, enter the DNS IP address for up to two
servers.
4. Optional. In the DHCP Settings section, click the check boxes to enable the following settings:
•
Use DHCPv4 Supplied DNS Servers
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Use DHCPv4 Supplied Domain Name
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Use DHCPv4 Supplied Gateway
5. In the Management Network Port section, select Network Port 1 or Network Port 2.
6. Click Save to save your settings or click Reset to clear them. Click Reboot to restart the system.
Configuring proxy settings
Prerequisites
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User privileges
Configuring general network settings
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
Procedure
1. Click Configuration and Settings on the left navigation menu, and then click Network Settings.
2. Click the Proxy Configuration tab.
3. Click to select the Enable Proxy check box.
4. Enter the Proxy Servername in the following format: <proxy server>.
5. Enter the Port number.
6. (Optional) Click to select the Enable Secure Proxy Connection check box.
7. Click Save to save your settings or click Reset to clear them. Click Reboot to restart the system.
Configuring time and NTP settings
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
Procedure
1. Click Configuration and Settings on the left navigation menu, and then click Time and NTP Settings.
2. Select a time zone from the menu.
3. To use NTP settings, select the Use NTP check box, and then enter the Primary and Secondary Server
Address.
4. Click Save to save your settings.
Configuring Remote SysLog Settings for iLO Amplifier Pack
Use this page to configure the SysLog settings for iLO Amplifier Pack. Remote SysLog settings for individual
servers can also use the settings on this page or can be configured to send server SysLog files to a different
location. For more information see Configuring remote syslog and Configuring remote SysLog for
grouped servers.
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Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager
Procedure
1. Click Configuration and Settings on the left navigation menu, and then click Remote SysLog Settings.
2. Click to select the SysLog Enabled check box.
3. Enter the SysLog Port number.
4. Enter the IP address and host name for up to two servers in the SysLog Server1 and SysLog Server2
fields.
5. Click Send test syslog to validate the server settings.
6. Click Save.
Configuring security settings
Configuring the login security banner
Use this feature to display a customized message on the login page.
Prerequisites
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User privileges
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Configure Manager with Security
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Configure manager
Procedure
1. Click Configuration and Settings from the left navigation menu, and then click Security Settings.
The Login Security Banner Settings tab opens by default.
2. Select the Login Banner check box to enable the banner.
3. Enter the security banner text. You can enter up to 1,500 characters.
4. Click Save to save your settings.
Configuring access settings
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User privileges
Configuring security settings
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Configure Manager with Security
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Configure Manager
Procedure
1. Click Configuration and Settings on the left navigational menu, click Security Settings, and then click
the Access Settings tab.
2. Set the minimum password length in the Min Password Length field.
3. Select the time out period from the Session Idle Time Out (Min) menu.
4. Click Save to save your settings.
Obtaining and importing an SSL certificate
Prerequisites
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User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
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Configure Manager
Procedure
1. Click Configuration and Settings from the left navigation menu, click Security Settings, and then click
the SSL Certificate tab.
2. Perform one of the following:
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Click Generate Self Signed Certificate
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Click Import Certificate, paste the base64-encoded X.509 Certificate in the field provided, and then
click Import.
Generating a certificate signing request
Use this page to create a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) that you can send to a Certificate Authority to
obtain a trusted SSL certificate.
Prerequisites
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User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
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Configure Manager
Procedure
1. Click Configuration and Settings from the left navigation menu, click Security Settings, and then click
the Customize Certificate tab.
2. Select Generate CSR.
3. Provide the following information:
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Country
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State
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City or Locality
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Organization Name
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Organizational Unit
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Common Name
4. Click Generate CSR.
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Generating a certificate signing request
Managing iLO Amplifier Pack user accounts
Use the options on the User Administration tab to manage user privileges.
Adding a user account
Prerequisites
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User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
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Configure User
Procedure
1. Click Configuration and Settings in the left navigation menu, and then click User Administration.
2. Enter the User Name.
This value is the name that you use when logging in to iLO Amplifier Pack. The maximum length for a user
name is 32 characters. The User Name must use printable characters. Assigning descriptive user names
can help you to easily identify the owner of each display name.
3. Enter the Display Name.
This value is the name that is displayed after you log in. The Display Name does not have to be the same
as the User Name. The maximum length for a display name is 32 characters. The display name must use
printable characters.
4. Use Password and Password Confirm to set the password that the user will use to log in to the
appliance.
Password minimum length must conform to the setting on the Access Settings page. The maximum
password length is 39 characters.
5. Select the Enabled check box to enable the user login.
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6. Set the privilege level for this user.
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Configure Manager with Security--all operations allowed including recovery management
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Configure Manager--all operations allowed except for recovery management
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Configure User--allows configuring users with device privileges
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Configure Devices--allows configuring and performing actions on devices and login privileges
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Login--allows report generating and read operations, such as viewing discovered servers and groups
7. Click Save.
Editing a user account
Prerequisites
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User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
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Configure Users
Procedure
1. Click Configuration and Settings from the left navigation menu, and then click User Administration.
for the user you want to disable, enter the user password in the Password and Confirm
2. Click
Password fields.
3. Click Save.
Disabling a user account
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User privileges
Editing a user account
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Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
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Configure Users
Procedure
1. Click Configuration and Settings from the left navigation menu, and then click User Administration.
2. Click
for the user you want to disable, enter the user password in the Password and Confirm
Password fields.
3. Clear the Enabled check box, and then click Save.
Deleting a user account
Prerequisites
•
User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
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Configure User
Procedure
1. Click Configuration and Settings from the left navigation menu, and then click User Administration.
2. Click
for the user you want to delete, and then click Save.
3. Click OK to confirm the deletion.
iLO Amplifier Pack user privileges
iLO Amplifier Pack user accounts can have the following privileges:
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Configure Manager with Security--Allows a user to perform all iLO Amplifier Tasks, including Recovery
Management.
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Configure Manager—Allows a user to perform all iLO Amplifier Pack tasks, except for Recovery
Management.
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Configure User—Allows a user to configure user accounts. This privilege includes the Configure
Devices and Login privileges.
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Configure Devices—Allows a user to configure and perform tasks on devices. This privilege includes the
Login privilege.
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Login—Allows a user to log in to iLO Amplifier Pack with read-only access.
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Backup and Restore
Backing up the iLO Amplifier Pack configuration
NOTE:
Imported baseline images will not be backed up and cannot be restored.
Prerequisites
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User privileges
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
Procedure
1. Click Configuration and Settings on the left navigation menu, and then click Backup and restore.
The Backup tab opens by default.
2. In the File settings and security section, enter the following information:
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Storage Type--select NFS Share or USB Share.
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Destination File Path
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Backup File Passphrase--used to encrypt the configuration data; required to restore from this file
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Confirm Passphrase
3. In the Network Settings section for NFS Share option, enter the following information:
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IP Address
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Network Storage Path
NOTE:
For USB, select the connected USB and specify the folder in which to save the backup.
4. Click Backup Now to start backup process.
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User privileges
Backup and Restore
◦
Configure Manager with Security
◦
Configure Manager
Procedure
1. Click Configuration and Settings on the left navigation menu, and then click Backup and Restore.
2. Click the Restore tab.
3. In the File settings and security section, enter the following information:
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Storage Type--select NFS Share or USB Share.
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File Path
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Backup File Passphrase
4. For the NFS Share option, enter the following information in the Network Settings section:
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IP Address
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Network Storage Path
5. HPE recommends that you turn off the old amplifier during restoration to avoid IP conflicts. You can power
the amplifier back on after the Restoration process is completed.
6. Click Restore to begin the restoration process.
7. During the restoration, the new amplifier changes its IP address to the same IP address as the old
amplifier. To avoid IP conflicts, you must manually change the IP address on the new amplifier.
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Websites
iLO Amplifier Pack
NOTE:
For any major product issues, send an email to iloamplifier@hpe.com.
Product page
ww.hpe.com/servers/iloamplifierpack
Activation portal
www.hpe.com/downloads/iloamplifierpack
iLO Amplifier Pack Information Library
www.hpe.com/support/ilo-ap-docs
User Guide
www.hpe.com/support/ilo-ap-ug-en
Frequently Asked Questions
www.hpe.com/support/ilo-ap-faq
Release Notes
www.hpe.com/support/ilo-ap-rn-en
iLO
iLO 4
http://www.hpe.com/info/ilo/docs
iLO 5
http://www.hpe.com/info/ilo/docs
iLO licensing
http://www.hpe.com/info/ilo/licensing
HPE ProLiant Servers
HPE ProLiant Gen8 servers
http://www.hpe.com/info/proliantgen8/docs
HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers
http://www.hpe.com/support/proliantgen9/docs
HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers
http://www.hpe.com/support/proliantgen10/docs
General
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Information Library
www.hpe.com/info/EIL
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Websites
Support and other resources
Accessing Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support
•
For live assistance, go to the Contact Hewlett Packard Enterprise Worldwide website:
http://www.hpe.com/assistance
•
To access documentation and support services, go to the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center
website:
http://www.hpe.com/support/hpesc
Information to collect
•
Technical support registration number (if applicable)
•
Product name, model or version, and serial number
•
Operating system name and version
•
Firmware version
•
Error messages
•
Product-specific reports and logs
•
Add-on products or components
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Third-party products or components
Accessing updates
•
Some software products provide a mechanism for accessing software updates through the product
interface. Review your product documentation to identify the recommended software update method.
•
To download product updates:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center
www.hpe.com/support/hpesc
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center: Software downloads
www.hpe.com/support/downloads
Software Depot
www.hpe.com/support/softwaredepot
•
To subscribe to eNewsletters and alerts:
www.hpe.com/support/e-updates
•
To view and update your entitlements, and to link your contracts and warranties with your profile, go to the
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center More Information on Access to Support Materials page:
www.hpe.com/support/AccessToSupportMaterials
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IMPORTANT:
Access to some updates might require product entitlement when accessed through the Hewlett Packard
Enterprise Support Center. You must have an HPE Passport set up with relevant entitlements.
Customer self repair
Hewlett Packard Enterprise customer self repair (CSR) programs allow you to repair your product. If a CSR
part needs to be replaced, it will be shipped directly to you so that you can install it at your convenience.
Some parts do not qualify for CSR. Your Hewlett Packard Enterprise authorized service provider will
determine whether a repair can be accomplished by CSR.
For more information about CSR, contact your local service provider or go to the CSR website:
http://www.hpe.com/support/selfrepair
Remote support
Remote support is available with supported devices as part of your warranty or contractual support
agreement. It provides intelligent event diagnosis, and automatic, secure submission of hardware event
notifications to Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which will initiate a fast and accurate resolution based on your
product's service level. Hewlett Packard Enterprise strongly recommends that you register your device for
remote support.
If your product includes additional remote support details, use search to locate that information.
Remote support and Proactive Care information
HPE Get Connected
www.hpe.com/services/getconnected
HPE Proactive Care services
www.hpe.com/services/proactivecare
HPE Proactive Care service: Supported products list
www.hpe.com/services/proactivecaresupportedproducts
HPE Proactive Care advanced service: Supported products list
www.hpe.com/services/proactivecareadvancedsupportedproducts
Proactive Care customer information
Proactive Care central
www.hpe.com/services/proactivecarecentral
Proactive Care service activation
www.hpe.com/services/proactivecarecentralgetstarted
Warranty information
To view the warranty for your product or to view the Safety and Compliance Information for Server, Storage,
Power, Networking, and Rack Products reference document, go to the Enterprise Safety and Compliance
website:
www.hpe.com/support/Safety-Compliance-EnterpriseProducts
Additional warranty information
HPE ProLiant and x86 Servers and Options
www.hpe.com/support/ProLiantServers-Warranties
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Customer self repair
HPE Enterprise Servers
www.hpe.com/support/EnterpriseServers-Warranties
HPE Storage Products
www.hpe.com/support/Storage-Warranties
HPE Networking Products
www.hpe.com/support/Networking-Warranties
Regulatory information
To view the regulatory information for your product, view the Safety and Compliance Information for Server,
Storage, Power, Networking, and Rack Products, available at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center:
www.hpe.com/support/Safety-Compliance-EnterpriseProducts
Additional regulatory information
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is committed to providing our customers with information about the chemical
substances in our products as needed to comply with legal requirements such as REACH (Regulation EC No
1907/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council). A chemical information report for this product can be
found at:
www.hpe.com/info/reach
For Hewlett Packard Enterprise product environmental and safety information and compliance data, including
RoHS and REACH, see:
www.hpe.com/info/ecodata
For Hewlett Packard Enterprise environmental information, including company programs, product recycling,
and energy efficiency, see:
www.hpe.com/info/environment
Documentation feedback
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is committed to providing documentation that meets your needs. To help us
improve the documentation, send any errors, suggestions, or comments to Documentation Feedback
(docsfeedback@hpe.com). When submitting your feedback, include the document title, part number, edition,
and publication date located on the front cover of the document. For online help content, include the product
name, product version, help edition, and publication date located on the legal notices page.
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