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HP ProLiant Lights Out- 1 00 User Guide
For HP ProLiant G6 and G7 Servers
Abstract
This User Guide describes configuring and using HP ProLiant Lights Out- 1 00 for ProLiant ML1 10 G6, ML150 G6, DL120 G6,
DL160 G6, DL160se G6, DL170h G6, DL170e G6, DL180 G6, SL160z G6, SL170z G6, SL2x170z G6, SL170s G6, DL165
G7, and SL165z G7 servers.
HP Part Number: Part Number 616302-003
Published: November 2010
Edition: Third

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  • Page 1 Abstract This User Guide describes configuring and using HP ProLiant Lights Out- 1 00 for ProLiant ML1 10 G6, ML150 G6, DL120 G6, DL160 G6, DL160se G6, DL170h G6, DL170e G6, DL180 G6, SL160z G6, SL170z G6, SL2x170z G6, SL170s G6, DL165 G7, and SL165z G7 servers.
  • Page 2 Notices The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 Operational overview.................5 Overview..........................5 New features...........................5 Server management........................5 Server management features......................5 LO100 standard features.......................6 LO100 optional (licensed) features..................6 2 Configuration.....................7 Configuring LO100 with the LO100CFG utility................7 Configuring network access.......................7 Configuring user accounts......................8 Accessing BIOS Setup Utility and using function keys..............8 Using the serial port .........................8 Enabling serial access......................8 Configuring serial port......................9...
  • Page 4 Importing a certificate......................49 Creating a certificate......................49 Installing a certificate or private key through a web browser............50 Installing a certificate or private key through the CLP...............51 HP Systems Insight Manager support..................52 Resolving character and line feed issues..................52 Using VLAN Tagging......................54 Server Support........................54 Configuring VLAN Tagging....................54...
  • Page 5: Operational Overview

    1 Operational overview Overview This guide explains the standard and optional operational features of the HP Onboard Administrator Powered by Lights-Out 100 (LO100) available for the following HP ProLiant server models: ML1 10 G6 server ML150 G6 server DL120 G6 server...
  • Page 6: Lo100 Standard Features

    (licensed) features" for more information. LO100 standard features For HP ProLiant ML1 10 G6, ML150 G6, DL120 G6, DL160 G6, DL160se G6, DL170h G6, DL180 G6, SL160z G6, SL170z G6, SL2x170z G6, SL 170s and DL170e G6 servers; and HP ProLiant DL165 and SL165z G7 servers, LO100 standard features include the following: IPMI 2.0 and DCMI 1.0 elements available through the operating system (where supported)
  • Page 7: Configuration

    Web page for the SmartStart Scripting Toolkit user guides for Windows and Linux, download links, and additional information regarding the LO100CFG utility: http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/toolkit/index.html Configuring network access Through your server network connection, you can access the remote management CLP, verify POST (power-on self test) remotely, access the server through a web browser, and access the BIOS Setup Utility remotely.
  • Page 8: Configuring User Accounts

    HP recommends logging in with the operator account to perform common functions. The default user name is Operator, and the default password is Operator.
  • Page 9: Configuring Serial Port

    Press the down arrow (↓) key to scroll to Console Redirection. Set the BIOS Serial Console Port to Enabled. On ML150 G6 servers: Press the down arrow (↓) key to scroll to IPMI. Press the Enter key. Set Serial Port Assignment to BMC. Set Serial Port Switching to Enabled.
  • Page 10: Using Tcp/Ip Over Ethernet Management Port

    Using TCP/IP over Ethernet management port You can configure LO100 LAN port access using two different Ethernet ports: the dedicated 10/100 LO100 management port or through a side-band connection using the server embedded NIC. The side-band, shared, or UMP options utilize one server Ethernet port for both server network traffic and LO100 network traffic reducing the number of network cables that you must attach to the server.
  • Page 11: Using The Dns Naming Feature

    Press the down arrow (↓) key to navigate to IPMI. Press the Enter key. Press the down arrow (↓) key to navigate to LAN Settings. Press the Enter key. Set IP Address Assignment to DHCP. On ML150 G6 servers: Press the down arrow (↓) key to navigate to IPMI. Scroll to BMC LAN Configuration.
  • Page 12: Setting Up A Static Ip Address From The Bios Setup Utility

    Setting up a static IP address from the BIOS Setup Utility By default, LO100 has DHCP enabled and automatically negotiates an IP address. To disable DHCP and enable a static IP address: Press the F10 key during POST to enter the BIOS Setup Utility. Press the right arrow (→) key to navigate to the Advanced menu.
  • Page 13: Enabling Or Disabling Telnet And Http Services From The Bios Setup Utility

    Enabling or disabling Telnet and HTTP services from the BIOS Setup Utility On ML1 10 G6 and DL120 G6 servers: Press the down arrow (↓) key to scroll to IPMI. Press the Enter key. Press the down arrow (↓) key to scroll to the LAN Settings menu. Press the Enter key. Press the down arrow (↓) key to scroll to the Telnet Services and HTTP Services.
  • Page 14: Updating The Firmware

    Use the load command to remotely update the LO100 firmware. The firmware file must be an uncompressed firmware image file created using the DOS ROMPAQ utility found on the Lights-Out 100 Firmware Upgrade Diskette Utility, which is available for download from the HP website at http://www.hp.com/servers/lights-out.
  • Page 15: Installing Firmware Through A Web Browser

    You must reconnect to the CLP interface. NOTE: When you use the CLP load command with TFTPD32, HP recommends using a 4-second timeout and 10 retries. Reset the system after the download is complete to load the SDRR and CFGs so that LO100 can recognize the individual server platform and not a "ProLiant Generic G6."...
  • Page 16: Updating The Firmware Through The Online Flash Utility

    The Lights-Out 100 Online Flash Utility allows a user to update the BMC firmware through a supported operating system without resetting the server. The online flash utilities may be downloaded http://www.hp.com under the downloads section for each platform. Supported operating systems include the following: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 (i386, x86_64)
  • Page 17 NOTE: This may take up to 45 minutes on some servers. Do not shut down the server or interrupt the flash process. Click “Finish.” No restart is necessary upon completion. To use the online flash component on a Linux operating system, perform the following steps: Copy the LO- 1 00 online flash utility to a directory on the server file system.
  • Page 18: Using Lo100

    3 Using LO100 Using SSL SSL is a protocol used to transmit private documents through the Internet and uses a private key or certificate to encrypt data transferred over the SSL connection. The Lights-Out 100 provides security for remote management in distributed IT environments by using an industry-standard encryption protocol for data traveling on unsecured networks.
  • Page 19: Using The Putty Utility

    -load "session name" When you press Enter using PuTTY versions earlier than 0.54, two line feeds might appear on a single line feed. To avoid this issue and for best results, HP recommends using version 0.54 or later. Using the OpenSSH utility OpenSSH is a free version of the SSH protocol available for download on the Internet.
  • Page 20: Base Commands

    ◦ load ◦ reset ◦ ◦ show ◦ start ◦ stop ◦ exit ◦ version Target —The default target is the /. The target can be changed by the cd command or by specifying a target on the command line. Options —...
  • Page 21 Unsupported Command message. The following examples are all valid ways to call help for a verb. – /./-> help show Usage: show [<target>][<options>][<properties>] – /./-> show -h Usage: show [<target>][<options>][<properties>] – /./-> show -help Usage: show [<target>][<options>][<properties>] – /./-> ◦ Help for targets Calling help for a target returns any information about the target and its contents.
  • Page 22 show reset start stop help /./system1/-> help name Unsupported Command /./system1/-> help enabledstate Unsupported Command /./system1/-> help properties Unsupported Command /./system1/-> name -h Invalid command /./system1/-> The exit command terminates the CLP session. The cd command sets the current default target. The context works similar to a directory path. The root context for the server and the starting point for a CLP system is /.
  • Page 23 -help is used. The file must be an uncompressed firmware image file that you create using the DOS ROMPAQ utility found on the Lights-Out 100 Firmware Upgrade Diskette Utility available for download from the HP website at http:// www.hp.com/servers/lights-out.
  • Page 24: Specific Commands

    Version 1.00 /./map1/firmware/-> show /./map1/firmware Targets Properties fwversion=0.59 Verbs version exit show reset load help /./map1/firmware/-> show fwversion fwversion=0.59 /./map1/firmware/-> fwversion Invalid command /./map1/firmware/-> Specific commands CLP syntax for specific commands is found in the sections that also describe the functionality through the Web interface.
  • Page 25: Logging In To Lo100

    Authentication algorithms ◦ RAKP-none ◦ RAKP-HMAC-SHA1 Integrity algorithms ◦ None ◦ HMAC-SHA1-96 Confidentiality algorithms ◦ None ◦ AES-CBC- 1 28 Logging in to LO100 You can log in to the remote management processor through a web browser or through the CLP. If you are unsure of your DHCP IP address, see the “Configuring network access”...
  • Page 26: Controlling Server Power Remotely

    Option Description Summary Accesses or returns you to the main menu navigation bar. Virtual Power Accesses system power and UID control options. Monitoring Sensors Lists all sensor information, including type, name, status, reading, and PEF settings. System Event Log Displays the system event log. Virtual KVM/Media Accesses virtual media or the remote graphic console.
  • Page 27: Controlling Server Power From A Browser

    Controlling server power from a browser The Virtual Power screen displays current power status, how long the server has been powered on, and the reason for the last server restart. To display the Virtual Power screen, on the main menu navigation bar, click Virtual Power.
  • Page 28: Monitoring Sensors

    To power off the server, enter stop /system1. For example: /./system1/> stop /system1 System1 stopped. The -force option can also be used with the stop command. This option forces the implementation to stop the target, ignoring any policy that might cause the implementation to normally not execute the command.
  • Page 29: Platform Event Filtering Configuration

    Press the down arrow (↓) key to scroll to IPMI. Press the Enter key. Choose one of these options based on server model: ML1 10 G6 and DL120 G6 servers: Press the down arrow (↓) key to scroll to IPMI. Press the Enter key. Press the down arrow (↓) key to scroll to Realtime Sensor Data.
  • Page 30: Platform Event Trap Configuration

    To configure an action (PEF entry), select the desired Event Offsets, select the desired PEF Action settings, and then click Add. Event Offsets—Are trip points (movements across thresholds) that define what type of sensor event triggers an action. The information in the Events Offsets section varies with the type of sensor.
  • Page 31: Using The System Event Log

    The Global PEF Enable section enables you to set a global PEF action. To create a global PEF action, select Enabled in the PEF Enable box, select the PEF action, and then click Apply. The PET Destinations section indicates where LO100 sends the PET (if configured.) This section has up to eight entries specifying IP and MAC addresses.
  • Page 32: Accessing The System Event Log From The Clp

    To access the System Event Log from a web browser, on the main menu navigation bar, click System Event Log. To clear the system event log, click Clear Event Log. Accessing the system event log from the CLP Log in to the CLP as described in the “Logging in to LO100”...
  • Page 33: Using Virtual Kvm

    To take full control of the system, click OK, or to access the system in a view-only mode, click Cancel. Before using the mouse in LO100 remote graphic console, HP recommends synchronizing your local mouse pointer and the remote mouse pointer. For more information, see "“Mouse...
  • Page 34: Using The Remote Graphic Console

    Using the remote graphic console The Remote KVM/Media Viewer displays a virtual desktop and provides full control over the display, keyboard, and mouse of the host server. There are three different menus in the remote graphic console menu bar: Control, Preferences, and Help. Control—Enables you to access virtual media devices and the virtual keyboard, refresh the screen, and exit the client.
  • Page 35: Remote Graphic Console Settings

    NOTE: The Keyboard, Refresh Screen, Take Full Control, Disconnect Session, and Relinquish Full Control menu options are an advanced feature available with full Virtual KVM access only. Remote graphic console settings To change the mouse, keyboard, and logging settings, select Preferences. The Mouse tab enables you to set the Mouse mode.
  • Page 36: Mouse Synchronization

    Mouse synchronization To synchronize the local mouse pointer and the server mouse pointer, bring the local mouse to the top left corner to attract the server mouse pointer to the top left corner. Both pointers become synchronized when they overlap as one pointer. For mouse synchronization to work correctly, you must change the Enhance Mouse pointer and Hardware Acceleration options on the remote machine (server side) using the LO100 remote graphic console.
  • Page 37: Using Virtual Media

    graphic console Task Manager. You can use any combination of virtual and physical Alt, Ctrl, and Del keys. Lock and special buttons, when pressed, remain in a pressed state until released. To release special buttons, click [Lock], and press the system buttons. Selecting or pairing LCtrl and RCtrl, LAlt and RAlt, LWin and RWin function as they would on an English language keyboard.
  • Page 38: Shared Virtual Media Devices

    To add a new virtual media device, click Add on the Virtual Media page. The Add Virtual Media Devices window appears. This window has the following options: The Look In list enables you to change your directory or drive. The Virtual Media Type list enables you to specify the file type that you want to share. You must declare a Virtual Media Type before LO100 recognizes they type of device it is sharing.
  • Page 39: Accessing The Remote Console Through Telnet

    To remove a shared virtual media device, do the following: Before removing a shared device, verify the device is safe to remove. If necessary, perform any required steps necessary to ensure the safe removal of removable media devices on the server.
  • Page 40 Press the down arrow (↓) key to scroll down to the Console Redirection option, and press the Enter key. Set BIOS Server console to Enabled. ◦ Baud Rate—9600 (this is the only setting that can be changed) On ML150 G6 servers: Press the down arrow (↓) key to scroll down to the Console Redirection option, and press the Enter key.
  • Page 41: Redirecting A Linux Console

    NOTE: If you encounter problems logging in to the remote console, be aware that some telnet programs might require you to enable their send line feed at end of line option. If the remote console does not respond to the Enter key, try setting this option in your telnet program. NOTE: You must follow the instructions in the “Network settings”...
  • Page 42: Microsoft Windows Ems Management

    ◦ Flow Control—None ◦ Redirection after BIOS POST—Always SuperIO Configuration ◦ Serial Port Address—3F8 ◦ Serial Port IRQ—IRQ 4 In the /boot/grub/menu.lst file, append the following to the kernel startup line: console=ttyS0 115200 Comment out the line GRAPHICAL DISPLAY LINE # splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz Add an entry to allow serial console login in /etc/inittab.
  • Page 43: Hardware Inventory Page

    ◦ Remote Access—Enabled ◦ EMS support (SPCR)—Enabled ◦ Serial Port Mode—9600 8,n,1 ◦ Flow Control—None ◦ Console Type—VT100 ◦ Continue C.R. after POST—Always On DL160 G6, DL160se G6, DL170h G6, DL170e G6, DL180 G6, SL160z G6, SL170z G6, SL170s G6,SL2x170z G6 servers, and DL165 and SL165z G7 servers: Press the down arrow (↓) key to scroll down to the Remote Access Configuration option, and then press the Enter key.
  • Page 44: User Administration

    User administration The User Administration option on the main menu navigation bar enables you (if authorized) to edit the user name and password for existing users. You cannot create a new user. The user password is stored in nonvolatile memory and can be changed through a web browser (see “Changing user settings through a web browser”) or through the CLP.
  • Page 45: Changing User Settings Through The Clp

    Users can only be enabled from the browser interface. WARNING! Do not disable all user accounts. If you disable all user accounts you will not be able to log in to LO100. HP recommends always leaving at least one user with administrative privileges. To modify user settings: On the main menu navigation bar, click User Administration.
  • Page 46: Network Settings

    Passwords are case-sensitive and can contain up to 16 characters, including quotation marks and &. To change the group name enter, set group=<new group name>. Valid group settings are administrator, user, oemhp, and operator. For example: /./map1/accounts/user2/> set group=user Network settings You can view and modify network settings for LO100 using a web browser, CLP, or the BIOS Setup Utility.
  • Page 47: Configuring Network Settings Using The Bios Setup Utility

    DHCP—Enables you to set the BMC IP to DHCP by selecting the Enabled box, or to Static by clearing the Enabled box. For the changes to take effect, click Apply. When setting the BMC IP to Static, to set a valid static IP, you must enter a static IP into the IP Address field before you click Apply.
  • Page 48: Configuring Network Settings Using The Clp

    Press the down arrow (↓) key to scroll to the end, and select BMC LAN Configuration. On BMC LAN Configuration, select Static. Press the down arrow (↓) key to scroll down and enter a valid IP address, subnet mask, and gateway address (press the Tab key to move between address fields). On DL160 G6, DL160se G6, DL170h G6, DL180 G6, SL160z G6, SL170z G6, SL170s G6, and SL2x170z G6 servers, and DL165 and SL165z G7 servers: Press the down arrow (↓) key to scroll to scroll to the LAN Configuration menu.
  • Page 49: Applying A License Key

    TFTPD32.EXE, which is available on the Internet. Linux generally has a TFTP server installed with the operating system. If it is not, see your Linux documentation for more information. NOTE: When you use the CLP load command with TFTPD32, HP recommends using a 4-second timeout and 10 retries. NOTE: When using the CLP load command in Linux set the timeout to 4000000.
  • Page 50: Installing A Certificate Or Private Key Through A Web Browser

    and the commands issued in a DOS window to generate the certificate. To generate a certificate using Win32 OpenSSL: Download Win32 OpenSSL. Install and set up OpenSSL. Using OpenSSL, generate a DSA parameters file: openssl dsaparam -out server_dsaparam.pem 1024 Generate the DSA private key file, called server_privkey.pem: openssl gendsa -out server_privkey.pem server_dsaparam.pem Generate the DSA certificate (public key) file, called server cacert.pem: openssl req -new -x509 -key server_privkey.pem -out server_cacert.pem -days 1095...
  • Page 51: Installing A Certificate Or Private Key Through The Clp

    Enter the file name of the certificate created (server_cacert.pem) in the File Name field. Include the path relative to the TFTP server root in the file name. Click Apply. To install the private key through the browser: Log in to LO100 as an administrator. On the browser main menu navigation bar, click Security Settings.
  • Page 52: Hp Systems Insight Manager Support

    HP Systems Insight Manager support HP Systems Insight Manager discovers LO100 to identify and launch LO100 and its license manager to retrieve or deploy LO100. See your HP Systems Insight Manager user guide for more information on using HP Systems Insight Manager with LO100.
  • Page 53 LO100 has a default of 0x08 (input) and 0x03 (output) filter setting that must not be changed. If the default settings are changed, functionality issues might occur and you must restore the default settings. After the defaults are reset, you must log out and back in to the shell to restore normal functionality.
  • Page 54: Using Vlan Tagging

    Set input default to 0x08 using the command: oemhp I 20 c0 20 18 00 29 01 00 00 02 00 08 b4 Set output default to 0x03 using the command: oemhp I 20 c0 20 18 00 29 01 00 00 02 01 03 b8 Log out.
  • Page 55: Technical Support

    Software technical support and update service HP LO100i Advanced Packs are available with Technical Support and Update licenses that provide for optional future upgrades. For more information about these options, see the HP website at http://www.hp.com/servers/lights-out. A license entitlement certificate is delivered in place of a license activation key. The license entitlement certificate is delivered by physical shipment for existing product numbers (with the exception of tracking licenses) and by e-mail for the new electronic license product numbers.
  • Page 56: Acronyms And Abbreviations

    HTTP hypertext transfer protocol Internet Protocol IPMI Intelligent Platform Management Interface Java Virtual Machine keyboard, video, and mouse LO100 HP Lights-Out 100 Media Access Control network interface card operating system Platform Event Filtering Privacy Enhanced Mail Platform Event Trap POST...
  • Page 57: Index

    Technical support, configuration, LOM processor, configuration, network, configuration, PET, base management controller (BMC), contact information BIOS configuration, Before you contact HP, BIOS Setup Utility HP contact information, Monitoring sensors, CR/LF translation, Obtaining a DHCP IP address from the BIOS Setup Utility,...
  • Page 58 HP Systems Insight Manager, support, medium access control (MAC) HP technical support, Mouse synchronization, HP website, Platform event trap configuration, HP, contacting, System buttons, monitoring sensors, mouse settings, importing, certificates, Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) IPMI 2.0 support,...
  • Page 59 SSL, using, ROMPaq utility, storage devices, adding, storage devices, sharing, storage devices, using, Secure Shell (SSH) support, HP Systems Insight Manager, Importing a certificate, support, IPMI, Installing a certificate or private key through a web SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), browser,...
  • Page 60 Technical support, telephone numbers Before you contact HP, HP contact information, Technical support, telnet Accessing the remote console through Telnet, Resolving character and line feed issues, TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) Creating a certificate, Importing a certificate, Installing a certificate or private key through a web...

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