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Can't boot DL380G4 over iLO from diskette in workstation

Bovine
Occasional Advisor

Can't boot DL380G4 over iLO from diskette in workstation

I can't do it, but can on three other units...

I've checked the standard boot order, the boot controller order, the boot diskette protection; they're all fine.

Any ideas please?? I need to use the iLO because the server's out of town.

Ta
16 REPLIES
raadek
Honored Contributor

Re: Can't boot DL380G4 over iLO from diskette in workstation

Are you sure advanced features have been activated on that particular iLO chip?
Don't panic! [THGTTG]
Bovine
Occasional Advisor

Re: Can't boot DL380G4 over iLO from diskette in workstation

Yep, advanced licence installed..
SPa
Trusted Contributor

Re: Can't boot DL380G4 over iLO from diskette in workstation

You may already have checked but may be worth rechecking the below things:

.May check the Floppy to boot the workstation to confirm that it is bootable and the drive on the workstation is working
.Ensure the Floppy drive is selected and connected under Virtual Media on the ilo Web page
.Else may try and use the Floppy Image instead of the Floppy itself

Bovine
Occasional Advisor

Re: Can't boot DL380G4 over iLO from diskette in workstation

Nah thanks

tried to boot from floppy image - it just skipped it
tried to boot from cd image - again, it skipped it

next to try: boot from physical CD....
SPa
Trusted Contributor

Re: Can't boot DL380G4 over iLO from diskette in workstation

What is the firmware version of the ILO.
Bovine
Occasional Advisor

Re: Can't boot DL380G4 over iLO from diskette in workstation

iLO firmware rev 1.82
SPa
Trusted Contributor

Re: Can't boot DL380G4 over iLO from diskette in workstation

Another thing to look for is
USB should be enabled in the Server RBSU and the BIOS should be updated
abcxyz
Frequent Advisor

Re: Can't boot DL380G4 over iLO from diskette in workstation

Latest ILO firmware is 1.84 available on link below:

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/24584.html

What is the firmware version on the servers where it is working.

Bovine
Occasional Advisor

Re: Can't boot DL380G4 over iLO from diskette in workstation

All 4 units are iLO f/w 1.82
RaMpaNTe
Trusted Contributor

Re: Can't boot DL380G4 over iLO from diskette in workstation

FW version 1.82 should work just fine, what you can do is update the server's BIOS from

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/family/model/5561.html?submit.y=0&submit.x=0〈=en&cc=us

Anyway, in order to install the OS on the machine there's no need to use a floppy, so try to boot from SmartStart CD and deploy the server from there.

Chill
RaMpaNTe
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Bovine
Occasional Advisor

Re: Can't boot DL380G4 over iLO from diskette in workstation

Yeah ta, but I'm not trying to install an OS, just boot from a DOS floppy to upgrade Emulex HBA firmware..

otto warlich
Regular Advisor

Re: Can't boot DL380G4 over iLO from diskette in workstation

Hello Bovine,

If it's a Emulex and Windows, you can use lputilnt.
Use the right firmware and upgrade.

With the ILO, did you close the virtual media page after selecting? If you did, the connection is broken, you must leave it open!

With regards

Otto
Bovine
Occasional Advisor

Re: Can't boot DL380G4 over iLO from diskette in workstation

Good news all! I had someone physically attend the server and stick the Firmware 7.50 CD into it - it booted from it, I flashed everything(!) and subsequently booted from a remote floppy.

The most likely explanation is that there was a problem with the firmware on the iLO....

Thanks for your responses and help, points are in the post!

~B~
SPa
Trusted Contributor

Re: Can't boot DL380G4 over iLO from diskette in workstation

It looks that firmware version 1.84 did the trick for you..
Bovine
Occasional Advisor

Re: Can't boot DL380G4 over iLO from diskette in workstation

Mate, I think if I'd have re-flashed uit with 1.82 the result would have been the same!

It was interesting to run the 7.50 Cd though, the UI is quite different to its predecessors..
Kimik
Frequent Advisor

Re: Can't boot DL380G4 over iLO from diskette in workstation

Hello Bovine. Funny to bump into you here as well. Kimik (a.k.a Kimono)
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