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iLO3 v1.28 driver requirements?

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iLO3 v1.28 driver requirements?

Hongjun had a customer comment that he wanted to validate:




I got a customer replying stating the following. Is this true? Where is this documented?


For channel interface driver and management controller driver of windows, any docs explain them in more details? Are these only required for Windows? I don’t see anything listed under Linux and Vmware.


iLO3 v1.28 also REQUIRES the following Windows drivers on G7 Servers.

So for iLO3 v1.28 upgrades, also these are needed:
HP ProLiant iLO 3/4 Channel Interface Driver for Windows X64, v3.4.0.0

HP ProLiant iLO 3/4 Channel Interface Driver for Windows X86, v3.4.0.0

HP ProLiant iLO 3/4 Management Controller Driver Package for Windows Server 2008 X64, v3.4.0.0

HP ProLiant iLO 3/4 Management Controller Driver Package for Windows Server 2008 X86, v3.4.0.0




Reply from Stefan:

I don’t believe that it is true. If there was a dependency on Windows drivers, it would be mentioned under install instructions in the download section.

You can use iLO even without an OS on the server, so I don’t see the problem.


In the past we had some dependencies when for example upgrading older iLO2 versions when running Windows. That required that you upgraded the Management Controller Driver first.

But I never heard anything similar for iLO3.


Input from Jim:

The Management Processor Driver works with the server agent and allows for it to properly report the system properties to the agents.


The iLO drivers enable software such as HPONCFG and the HP Insight Management Agents to communicate with iLO. The OS and system configuration determine the driver requirements.


HP iLO 4 User Guide:




HP iLO3 drivers are available for Windows and Linux.






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