Today Eric Ramirez, Program Manager for Intelligent Provisioning tells us about maintenance for ProLiant Gen8 Servers and iLO. This is a step by step explanation.
First let’s consider the iLO Network
Make sure to have the iLO network connected if you want to register for remote support or if you will be connecting through remote console
There are two ways for updating intelligent provisioning:
- Connect your Ethernet port if you would like to update Intelligent Provisioning and server firmware directly from HP over the internet
- Or setup a local update repository to connect to from Intelligent Provisioning instead
You can perform Maintenance in a couple of ways:
- In person at the console
- Remotely through iLO remote console (iLO advanced is not necessary)
Now let’s power on the server.
- Press F10 during server POST to boot to Intelligent Provisioning
- Click on the Perform Maintenance Icon
- Perform Diagnostics or Collect Logs
– Active Health System download
- Saves log data to a USB key to share with HP services for problem resolution
– Array Configuration Utility
- Allows you to run diagnostics on Smart Array Controllers
– Insight Diagnostics
- Runs a series of diagnostic tests on the system
Now let’s focus on other settings:
- Quick configurations – These allow you to set preconfigured RBSU power settings.
- Array Configuration Utility – Allows you to configure Smart Array settings.
- iLO Configuration – Enable you to configure iLO settings.
- Intelligent Provisioning Preferences – Allow you to set the preferences of IP like network address and update settings.
- HP Insight Remote Support – Allows you to register your server for Remote Support.
- Firmware update – Allows you to update Intelligent Provisioning, the drivers used in OS installations, and the server firmware either directly from HP or through your own repository set in the preferences.
- Erase – This setting allows you to clear NVRAM, arrays, and initializes disks.