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Problems Configuring ILO

 
Abraham Bendayan
Occasional Advisor

Problems Configuring ILO

I have been going through and configuring ILO through windows using the hponcfg.exe utility and I have had no problems until today. I am trying to configure ILO on a DL380 G5 and I repeatedly get the following error in output.txt: "Firmware flash is in progress. Please wait for a while."

I am using the most current hponcfg.exe file (1.51) I do not know what version of ILO firmware is loaded as I do not have access to the ILO on the box and all hponcfg commands give the same error above. The other G5's I was configuring were all 1.26 on the ILO firmware and these servers were all bought together. The other G5's did not give this error when I configured them. I even tried downloading the previous hponcfg.exe (1.41) and I still get the same error.

Thanks.


AB
8 REPLIES
Brian_Murdoch
Honored Contributor

Re: Problems Configuring ILO

Hello Abraham,

The latest version appears to be version 1.8.0.1 which can be found here. Please try this and check if it resolves your problem.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=1121516&swItem=MTX-ea306043175c40bcb35952a862&prodNameId=3288134&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=8&taskId=135&mode=5

Regards,

Brian
Abraham Bendayan
Occasional Advisor

Re: Problems Configuring ILO

Brian,

I downloaded the new version and still got the same error. Is there a way to reset the ILO card from the hponcfg.exe utility? I do not want to reset the server, only the card. I don't see a script in the sample scripts to do this but I may have missed it. I was wondering if a reboot of the card would clear the issue. This card has never been configured and we've never issued a firmware upgrade of it so not sure why it is in this state.

Thanks.

AB
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Problems Configuring ILO

hi

you don't need to reset the server to reset ilo, go to System Status Tab - Diagnostic - Reset that will reset ilo or you can reflash your ilo firmware to to reinitialize that "firmware ilo in progress"


or you can run this script










regards
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Abraham Bendayan
Occasional Advisor

Re: Problems Configuring ILO

Greetings,

When I try to run the Reset_RIB script, I get the same error in the output.txt file: "Firmware flash is in progress. Please wait for a while." This is the problem I am having, I am unable to issue any commands to the ILO card from HPONCFG.exe that it will respond to. Any ideas?

AB
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Problems Configuring ILO

Abraham Bendayan
Occasional Advisor

Re: Problems Configuring ILO

OK thanks. So I go back to my original question, I need to reboot the server to do this because I am unable to issue any commands via HPONCFG.exe without getting that previous error. If there is no way to force the card to reset then I have to reboot and go into the ILO configuration to make changes, correct?

AB
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Problems Configuring ILO

so my question is

don't you have ilo web browser? so you can update firmware using ilo web interface? well If i see above I think no...

if so the only way is flashing ilo using offline firmware or remove power cable for 3 - 4 minutes.

but there is a way to do it online using SSH
I used putty to reset my ilo

you log in ilo and in the command line
use:

reset /map1

and it's done I hope that will take your ilo out that cycle

regards
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Problems Configuring ILO

by the way it looks like command hangs just wait for 90 secs and try again your scripts

regards
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