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SYED SHAJEE WADOOD
Frequent Advisor

unable to access console for rx 6600

Hi,

i have 2 x rx 6600 servers. on one of the server ILO MP ip was previously set and i can access it using telnet.

the other server was never configured for ilo mp. i have tried to configure/access the console using serial cable. or accessing via dns name of mp and also by providing a static ip using arp -s command. but am unable to access it. i have also tried to reset the MP but still cannot access it. HP UX has been installed via configuring console on vga.

is there any way ILO MP can be configured utilising VGA console.

thanks

Shajee
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Torsten.
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Re: unable to access console for rx 6600

If the console is set to VGA, you cannot get the OS console via MP.

By default the MP is using DHCP.

With a serial null modem cable you should be able to access.

But there is another utility where you can set the MP IP from EFI (see IPF offline diags CD).


Maybe you see some details also from SMH.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.
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Re: unable to access console for rx 6600

forgot to say, once you have EFI access, use

EFI> conconfig

to switch the console to MP.

Hope this helps!
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SYED SHAJEE WADOOD
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Re: unable to access console for rx 6600

Thanx i will defnitely try these. and update.
SYED SHAJEE WADOOD
Frequent Advisor

Re: unable to access console for rx 6600

tried everything, reseting the MP console. setting th the console to serial. but still cannot connect. since i dont have a dhcp server, i cannot try doing a dhcp setting.

is there any other available option to configure.
S_Logan
HPE Pro

Re: unable to access console for rx 6600

Hi Syed,

I understand that you have followed arp procesdure to configure MP/iLO. I belive you might have misssed some steps.

Please find the steps to Configuring the iLO 2 MP LAN Using ARP and Ping:

Note: Before performing the activity, Please press the MP RESET Button more than 5 Seconds

Configuring the iLO 2 MP LAN Using ARP and Ping

â ¢ Connect a PC to the Server MP LAN port that is on the same physical subnet as the server and run the ARP Ping commands from the PC.

arp â s : This command assigns an IP address to the iLO 2 MP MAC address. This ARP table entry maps the MAC address of the iLO 2 MP LAN interface to the static IP address designated forthat interface.
Ping : This command tests network connections. It verifies that the iLO 2 MP LAN port is configured with the appropriate IP address.

The following procedure explains how to use the ARP Ping utility using a PC that is connected to the network that is on the same physical subnet as the server.

To configure a static IP address using the ARP Ping utility, follow these steps:

1. Obtain the iLO 2 MP MAC address. To set the IP address using ARP, you must know the MAC address of the iLO 2 MP LAN.
You can find the MAC address of the iLO 2 MP LAN on the label located on the server front panel.
The default host name is 14 characters long, consisting of the letters mp followed by the 12 characters of the MAC address, for example: mp0014c29c064f.
This address is assigned to the iLO 2 MP hardware. The iLO2 MP hardware has a unique MAC address that identifies the hardware on the network.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you obtain the MAC address of the iLO 2 MP LAN and not the MAC address of the server core LAN.

2. Verify that an active LAN cable on the local subnet is connected to the iLO 2 MP LAN port on the server.

3. Access a PC on the same physical subnet as the server.

4. Open a DOS window on the PC.

5. At the DOS prompt, enter arp -s to assign the IP address to the iLO MAC address.

arp -s

For example:
arp -s 192.0.2.1 00-00-0c-07-ac-00

6. At the DOS prompt, enter ping followed by the IP address to verify that the iLO 2 MP LAN port is configured with the appropriate IP address. The destination address is the IP address
that is mapped to the iLO MAC address. Perform this task from the PC that has the ARP table entry.

ping

For example:
ping 192.0.2.1

7. Connect to the iLO 2 MP LAN using this IP address.

8. Use web or telnet access to connect to the iLO 2 MP from a host on the local subnet and finish setting up the LAN parameters (gateway and subnet).


Regards,
Surendar
I work for HPE

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SYED SHAJEE WADOOD
Frequent Advisor

Re: unable to access console for rx 6600

Thank you Surendar,

i have already done that, now im trying to figure out why am i not able to connect via hypterm. using serial cable.

what i believe now is that mp lan was already configured earlier, but since the server is for testing purpose no one really remembers the earlier settings. i have also tried to do the reset by pressing the rest button at the back side of server.

my understanding is what ever type of console is configured atleast the MP should be accessible via serial connection.

SYED SHAJEE WADOOD
Frequent Advisor

Re: unable to access console for rx 6600

can i access MP after loggin into the OS.

via browser or something.
i tried looking up into SMH, but i can find the lan ports but nothing abt the MP port.
Torsten.
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Re: unable to access console for rx 6600

You can try access via EFI - see my first reply.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Torsten.
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Re: unable to access console for rx 6600

This is from the readme:

fs0:\EFI\HP\TOOLS\ilosetup> ilosetup get -l
Current LAN parameters:
IP Address : 15.255.96.44
Subnet : 255.255.248.0
Gateway : 15.255.96.1




Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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