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Can't configure Gen8/Gen9 IPV6 Ilo settings

 
Ruben_Herold
Advisor

Can't configure Gen8/Gen9 IPV6 Ilo settings

I have here an Ipv6 only network and I want let the datacenter people

set up some dl380/dl360 Gen8/Gen9.

 

I send them the ipv6 network config for the ilo's. I got the feedback
that it is not possible to configure the ipv6 settings via F8 or smart
deployment.

 

How can we configure the settings during inital setup?

12 REPLIES
SvMel687
HPE Pro

Re: Can't configure Gen8/Gen9 IPV6 Ilo settings

Hi,

 

IPv6 settings for iLO is possible configure in Intelligent Provisioning (IP). IP can start by pressing F10 during POST initialization --> Activate IP (some wizard during initial IP start) and then select Perform Maintenance --> iLO configuration. Ilo Configuration utility will start and you are able to configure IPv6 for iLO interface.

 

regards

Im HP employee
Ruben_Herold
Advisor

Re: Can't configure Gen8/Gen9 IPV6 Ilo settings

No soory doesn't work:

 

ILO.png

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Can't configure Gen8/Gen9 IPV6 Ilo settings

Here you should be able to select DHCP, v4 or v6:

 

IP.jpg


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Ruben_Herold
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Re: Can't configure Gen8/Gen9 IPV6 Ilo settings

Thats the settings for the "normal" network port for downloading firmware updates.. not for the ilo ip address

 

Torsten.
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Re: Can't configure Gen8/Gen9 IPV6 Ilo settings

Did you try the ILO webpage?

 

ILO.jpg


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Ruben_Herold
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Re: Can't configure Gen8/Gen9 IPV6 Ilo settings

I was complaining that I can'T configure the ILO4 Ipv6 settings during
inital setup. That means I have the bare metal server without os or the
possibility to connect to the ILO web interface (cause no Ipv4 and
Notebook available)

 

We send our Hardware to the datacenter and the people ther do the
unpacking and rack installation ( including cableing and configure the
ILO through the BIOS / Smart Deploy on the System). We do then the
Switch configuration and OS Installation from remote.

 

NOW there is no possibility for the datacenter people to configure the
Ipv6 Settings!! They have only console access to the systems!

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Can't configure Gen8/Gen9 IPV6 Ilo settings


Ruben_Herold wrote:

 

NOW there is no possibility for the datacenter people to configure the
Ipv6 Settings!! They have only console access to the systems!


Console access would allow them access to Intelligent Provisioning (F10) during POST as stated above they can then configure the iLO IPv6 settings. 

 

One caveat for IPv6 is you must be using the dedicated iLO port, if you have iLO in shared port mode IPv6 isn't supported

 

Another option is to put the Scripting Toolkit on a USB key and create a script the runs hponcfg to configure the IPv6 settings. You could even get fancy and create settings files based on server serial number and the script would apply the correct settings automagically.

 

Example network settings file for HPONCFG:

 

<!--         RIBCL Sample Script for HP Lights-Out Products          -->
<!--Copyright (c) 2015 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.     -->

<!-- Description:  This is a sample XML script to configure the      -->
<!--               network settings for iLO.                         -->

<!-- NOTE:  You will need to replace the USER_LOGIN and PASSWORD     -->
<!--        and other values inside the quotation marks with values  -->
<!--        that are appropriate for your environment.               -->

<!--        Double check all values before executing this script.    -->
<!--        Incorrect or mismatched network settings may cause you   -->
<!--        to lose the ability to connect to your Lights-Out device.-->

<!--        Use CPQLOCFG.EXE ver 4.20 or greater for iLO2 and        -->
<!--        HPQLOCFG.EXE ver 1.00 or greater for iLO 3 and iLO 4     -->
<!--        with this script.                                        -->

<!--        (CPQLOCFG.EXE ver 3.50 or greater is needed for IPv6.)   -->

<!--        This script was written for iLO 3 firmware version 1.20  -->
<!--        release.                                                 -->

<!--        See "HP Integrated Lights-Out Management Processor       -->
<!--        Scripting and Command Line Resource Guide" for more      -->
<!--        information on scripting and the syntax of the RIBCL     -->
<!--        XML.                                                     -->

<!--        Firmware support information for this script:            -->
<!--            iLO 4 - All versions.                                -->
<!--            iLO 3 - All versions.                                -->
<!--            iLO 2 - All versions.                                -->

<RIBCL VERSION="2.0">
   <LOGIN USER_LOGIN="adminname" PASSWORD="password">
      <RIB_INFO MODE="write">
         <MOD_NETWORK_SETTINGS>          
            <ENABLE_NIC value="Yes"/>
            <REG_DDNS_SERVER value="Yes"/>
            <PING_GATEWAY value="No"/>
            <DHCP_DOMAIN_NAME value="Yes"/>           
            <SPEED_AUTOSELECT value="YES"/>
            <NIC_SPEED value="100"/>
            <FULL_DUPLEX value="Yes"/>
            <DHCP_ENABLE value="No"/>
            <IP_ADDRESS value="172.20.60.152"/>
            <SUBNET_MASK value="255.255.255.0"/>
            <GATEWAY_IP_ADDRESS value="172.20.60.1"/>
            <DNS_NAME value="demoilo"/>
            <DOMAIN_NAME value="internal.com"/>
            <DHCP_GATEWAY value="Yes"/>
            <DHCP_DNS_SERVER value="Yes"/>
            <DHCP_WINS_SERVER value="Yes"/>
            <DHCP_STATIC_ROUTE value="Yes"/>
            <REG_WINS_SERVER value="Yes"/>
            <PRIM_DNS_SERVER value="0.0.0.0"/>
            <SEC_DNS_SERVER value="0.0.0.0"/>
            <TER_DNS_SERVER value="0.0.0.0"/>
            <PRIM_WINS_SERVER value="0.0.0.0"/>
            <SEC_WINS_SERVER value="0.0.0.0"/>

            <!--            iLO 2 - All versions.                  -->                            
     <!--
            <STATIC_ROUTE_1 DEST="0.0.0.0" GATEWAY="0.0.0.0"/>
            <STATIC_ROUTE_2 DEST="0.0.0.0" GATEWAY="0.0.0.0"/>
            <STATIC_ROUTE_3 DEST="0.0.0.0" GATEWAY="0.0.0.0"/>
            -->
            <!--            iLO 3/iLO 4 - All versions.            -->
            <STATIC_ROUTE_1 DEST="0.0.0.0" MASK="0.0.0.0" GATEWAY="0.0.0.0"/>
            <STATIC_ROUTE_2 DEST="0.0.0.0" MASK="0.0.0.0" GATEWAY="0.0.0.0"/>
            <STATIC_ROUTE_3 DEST="0.0.0.0" MASK="0.0.0.0" GATEWAY="0.0.0.0"/>
             
            <!-- This tag can be used on an iLO blade server to force iLO  -->
            <!-- to attempt to get an IP address from the signal backplane -->
            <!-- in a server enclosure.  The IP address must be set prior  -->
            <!-- with Mod_Enc_Bay_IP_Settings.xml                          -->
            <ENCLOSURE_IP_ENABLE VALUE="Yes"/>
            <!--        Firmware support information for next 4 tags :     -->
            <!--            iLO 4 - All versions.                          -->
            <!--            iLO 3 - All versions.                          -->
            <!--            iLO 2 - None.                                  -->
            <DHCP_SNTP_SETTINGS value="Yes"/>
            <SNTP_SERVER1 value="0.0.0.0"/>
            <SNTP_SERVER2 value="0.0.0.0"/>
            <TIMEZONE value="America/Anchorage"/>
            <!--            iLO 4 - Version 1.20 or later                  -->
            <!--            iLO 3 - Version 1.50 or later.                 -->
            <!--            iLO 2 - None.                                  -->
            <!--
            <IPV6_ADDRESS VALUE="2001:DB8:2:1::15" PREFIXLEN="64"/>
            <IPV6_ADDRESS VALUE="2001:DB8:2:2::15" PREFIXLEN="64"/>
            <IPV6_ADDRESS VALUE="FC00:DB8:2:3::15" PREFIXLEN="64"/>
            <IPV6_ADDRESS VALUE="FC00:DB8:2:2::15"
                          PREFIXLEN="64"
                          ADDR_SOURCE="STATIC"
                          ADDR_STATUS="ACTIVE"/>
            <IPV6_STATIC_ROUTE_1
                          IPV6_DEST="::"
                          PREFIXLEN="0"
                          IPV6_GATEWAY="::"
                          ADDR_STATUS="INACTIVE"/>
            <IPV6_STATIC_ROUTE_2
                          IPV6_DEST="::"
                          PREFIXLEN="0"
                          IPV6_GATEWAY="::"
                          ADDR_STATUS="INACTIVE"/>
            <IPV6_STATIC_ROUTE_3
                          IPV6_DEST="2001:DB8:2002:3003::"
                          PREFIXLEN="64"
                          IPV6_GATEWAY="2001:DB8:1::40"
                          ADDR_STATUS="ACTIVE"/>
            <IPV6_PRIM_DNS_SERVER VALUE="2001:DB8:2:1::13"/>
            <IPV6_SEC_DNS_SERVER VALUE="::"/>
            <IPV6_TER_DNS_SERVER VALUE="::"/>
            <IPV6_DEFAULT_GATEWAY VALUE="::"/>
            <IPV6_PREFERRED_PROTOCOL VALUE="Y"/>
            <IPV6_ADDR_AUTOCFG VALUE="Y"/>
            <IPV6_REG_DDNS_SERVER VALUE="Y"/>
            <SNTP_SERVER1 VALUE="2001:DB8:2:1::13"/>
            <SNTP_SERVER2 VALUE="2001:DB8:1::13"/>
            -->
            <!--            iLO 4 - Version 1.30 and later.                -->
            <!--            iLO 3 - Version 1.60 and later.                -->
            <!--            iLO 2 - None                                   -->
            <!--
            <DHCPV6_STATELESS_ENABLE VALUE="Y"/>
            <DHCPV6_STATEFUL_ENABLE VALUE="Y"/>
            <DHCPV6_RAPID_COMMIT VALUE="N"/>
            <DHCPV6_SNTP_SETTINGS VALUE="N"/>
            <DHCPV6_DNS_SERVER VALUE="Y"/>
            -->
         <!--            iLO 4 - Version 1.50 and later.                -->
           <!--            iLO 3 - Version 1.80 and later.                -->
           <!--            iLO 2 - None                                   -->
           <!--
           <DHCPV6_DOMAIN_NAME VALUE="Y"/>
           -->
           <!--            iLO 4 - Version 2.00 and later                 -->
           <!--            iLO 3 - None.                                  -->
           <!--            iLO 2 - None.                                  -->
           <!--  VALUES "DISABLED" "LINKACT" "RCVDATA" "DHCP"             -->
           <!--
           <ILO_NIC_AUTO_SELECT VALUE="DISABLED"/>
           -->
            <!--            iLO 4 - None.                                  -->
            <!--            iLO 3 - None.                                  -->
            <!--            iLO 2 - Version 2.20 or later.                 -->
            <!--
            <GRATUITOUS_ARP VALUE="N"/>
            -->
         </MOD_NETWORK_SETTINGS>
      </RIB_INFO>
   </LOGIN>
</RIBCL>

 


 




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Ruben_Herold
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Re: Can't configure Gen8/Gen9 IPV6 Ilo settings

Dedicated ILO port is fine.

 

But we need to configure the ilo from the Maschine without OS installed or IPv4 connection.

 

No via Inteligent Provisioning it is only possbile to set Ipv6 for the network ports( eth0-eth4) not for the ILO port.

I have tested it today on three different systems.

 

See my screenshot above! 

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Can't configure Gen8/Gen9 IPV6 Ilo settings

Since it isn't a simple task like setting a v4 address obviously, I would consider to set a v4 address first, connect the browser to the ILO and complete the config. I never dealt with v6 ILO addresses so far.  I would assume someone at the DC has a laptop and a cable. Another possibility would be a v6 DHCP server.


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Ruben_Herold
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Re: Can't configure Gen8/Gen9 IPV6 Ilo settings

Why is it not as simple to set the ipv6 address via F8 or via the Ilo configuration utility in the intelligent provisioning?

 

DHCPv6 is a massiv task cause to keep it secure you must implement many layer2 stuff  like ra guard and dhcpv6 guard incl. monittoring.

 

The laptop solution is my only current option but it extend the deployment massiv. Seems that HP must fix the tools/firmware to make it possible to set the ipv6 addresses like the ipv4 adresses. ipv4 is dead!

Ruben_Herold
Advisor

Re: Can't configure Gen8/Gen9 IPV6 Ilo settings

OK found the  Bug.

 

 

The systems was delivered with an very old version of inteligent provisioning! With newer version you can configure the ipv6 setings. Will blame the distributor...

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Can't configure Gen8/Gen9 IPV6 Ilo settings


Ruben_Herold wrote:

OK found the  Bug.

 

 

The systems was delivered with an very old version of inteligent provisioning! With newer version you can configure the ipv6 setings. Will blame the distributor...


I was just sending a message asking what version of IP was running as I know the settings are there in the Gen9 system I was looking at.

 

If you have a bunch of systems, I'd still look at automating the task with the scripting toolkit




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