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Problem with ilo2 and NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 on DL380 G5

 
plsntnrules
Occasional Advisor

Problem with ilo2 and NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 on DL380 G5

Just found an issue when using iLo2 to image a server that has an Nvidia Quadro FX 5500. The server in question is a DL380 G5 and therefore uses the new iLo2 functionality.

We need this new powerful video card for high end image rendering and processing that will be done on this server.

So essentially with the video card in we cannot get video on the Remote Console applet of iLo2. Just get a gray screen.

What we have to do is take the video card out, iLo in, bring down the image, configure the server so that we can get RDP (terminal servver ) access to it, put the video card back in and then load the drivers for it.

This would have been easier said that done if the servers were local. But they are in a remote datacenter.

Anyone experience similar issues or perhaps knwo how to get around this issue?

Thanks for any help.
1 REPLY
Marek Nelec
Honored Contributor

Re: Problem with ilo2 and NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 on DL380 G5

Installing a video card in a server, disables the integrated VGA. And because iLO 2 is interfaced to the integrated VGA, you won't be able to access server's video through iLO 2 while using your FX 5500. Sorry.