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DL160G5 iLO becomes unoperative

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DL160G5 iLO becomes unoperative

I have two DL160G5 servers, both have same problem - iLO stops responding after a while (usually, 12-20 hrs after reset).

Both servers has latest firmware (bios/ilo/sas/raid array), software and running Windows Server 2003 x64. iLO has Advanced Pack licence serial number entered, iLO uses dedicated mngmnt port (connected to gigabit router), static IP assigned.

Virtual KVM/Media stops working after 6-8 hrs, then iLO becomes slow as hell, and finally there's no reply at all (neither http nor telnet).

I found a way to reset BMC from console (ipmitool), but it somehow affects HW monitoring (FAN6 is being marked as unavailable, no CPU temp monitoring, FAN's RPM rise to 14-15K). Rebooting server fixes this issue.

Temporary fix could be running "ipmitool bmc reset cold" each hour or two, but it's kinda weird solution, isn't it?

Has anyone experienced same problem and is there any solution available?
Martina Grom
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Re: DL160G5 iLO becomes unoperative

We have the same problems. Bought tow DL160G% with ILO Advances Pack. ILO KVM is working every 5 - 10 time, the java plug-in is extremely slow.
I found another article concerning this issue:
To be honest: after years of satisfaction with HP products we notice very poor quality in the last year. Last year we had huge problems with DL380G5, now we are facing issues with the next servers.
We opened already a case for this issue, maybe there will be a solution....