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Joe Casale
Occasional Contributor

Remove iLO License Key

Is there a way to remove the license key in iLO w/o resetting the entire server? Optimally I would be most happy if I could do it with the online config util?

Thanks!
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Remove iLO License Key

hi Joe

yes you can

just download an ssh application like putty
log in to your server one there use this command

delete /map1 license

ssh will hang but let it do that for 90 secs after that close ssh and the key will be removed


anything else just let me know
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Joe Casale
Occasional Contributor

Re: Remove iLO License Key

Appreciate this info.
So I simply need to enable ssh then perform this step.

Thanks!
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Remove iLO License Key

yes you are right in that case you must enable / open that port

try and let me know it has worked for me

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Dave73
Regular Advisor

Re: Remove iLO License Key

Thanks

SFHR
Frequent Advisor

Re: Remove iLO License Key

Please update with outcome.....

 

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Abu Abdullah
Occasional Advisor

Re: Remove iLO License Key

Thanks,

it was wonderful

 

is there any user guide/manual for this ilo command line?

riahc3
Occasional Visitor

Re: Remove iLO License Key

Doesnt work for me...

waaronb
Respected Contributor

Re: Remove iLO License Key

I use the command line config (cpqlocfg.exe) to manage some of my management processors... I have a script to add a license key, but I don't know if the same would work if you just leave the key blank... something like:

<RIBCL VERSION="2.0">
<LOGIN USER_LOGIN="adminname" PASSWORD="password">
<RIB_INFO MODE="write">
<LICENSE>
<ACTIVATE KEY=""/>
</LICENSE>
</RIB_INFO>
</LOGIN>
</RIBCL>

 

Save that in a file like "license.xml" and then: cpqlocfg.exe -s iloIPADDRESS -f license.xml -u iloUser -p iloPass

 

Like I said, I don't know if there's a separate thing you should try to deactivate or remove a key...it might just give an error if you pass it a blank string, or it would try adding it as an additional license.  The old documentation I have mentioned deactivating as well but didn't say how to do it... I'm guessing. :)

WinHosting
Occasional Contributor

Re: Remove iLO License Key

Should I open a new thread...?

 

Interesting info.

 

We have some 2000 iLO advanced licenses to manage and we do it manually due to various problems with Insight Manager (7.2).

 

We are moving toward using a single key for all systems and I am curious as to if the cpqlocfg.exe could work to not only delete the old key but to update the iLO advanced license on the managed nodes to our new shared key.

 

Once we get the issues worked out of SIM, I know it can automate this for us.

 

As well we may be able to use SCCM and make these key updates if it can be scripted.

 

Thank you

 

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Remove iLO License Key


WinHosting wrote:

Should I open a new thread...?

 Interesting info.

 We have some 2000 iLO advanced licenses to manage and we do it manually due to various problems with Insight Manager (7.2).

 We are moving toward using a single key for all systems and I am curious as to if the cpqlocfg.exe could work to not only delete the old key but to update the iLO advanced license on the managed nodes to our new shared key.

 Once we get the issues worked out of SIM, I know it can automate this for us.

 As well we may be able to use SCCM and make these key updates if it can be scripted.

 Thank you


I haven't tried, but you can probably just use cpqlocfg to apply the new key overwriting the old one.




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wandersick
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Re: Remove iLO License Key

Hi,

Thanks for the tips. While cpqlocfg.exe does the job of replacing iLO keys perfectly, it cannot remove the iLO key by stripping the key from the XML file (during my test on a HPE DL380 gen9 server with iLO4).

The error returned was: 

<RIBCL VERSION="2.23">
<RESPONSE
STATUS="0x0001"
MESSAGE='Error: Line #4: syntax error near """".'
/>
</RIBCL>

The xml file I used was:

<RIBCL VERSION="2.0">
<LOGIN USER_LOGIN="administrator" PASSWORD="password">
<RIB_INFO MODE="write">
<LICENSE>
<ACTIVATE KEY=""/>
</LICENSE>
</RIB_INFO>
</LOGIN>
</RIBCL>

(Note: If key is specified in the ACTIVATE tag, then no error will be returned,)

And the command submitted was:

cpqlocfg.exe -s IP_ADDRESS -f license.xml -u administrator -p password

Is there any way to remove the iLO license key? Thank you.

Clive_Robinson
Occasional Visitor

Re: Remove iLO License Key

There is a parameter to remove the license which no longer seems to be documented as far as I can see, as mentioned in other posts.  I can't find it in historical docs either though I think I have seen it in the past.

The following script does the trick on a BL460c Gen9 iLO4 using HPONCFG from the OA CLI.

<RIBCL VERSION="2.0">
<LOGIN USER_LOGIN="administrator" PASSWORD="password">
<RIB_INFO MODE="write">
<LICENSE>
<DEACTIVATE/>
</LICENSE>
</RIB_INFO>
</LOGIN>
</RIBCL>