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Running Diagnostics Remotely on ML370 G3

Rob Langley
Occasional Visitor

Running Diagnostics Remotely on ML370 G3


We have a large number of remote sites which will have Compaq ML-370 G3 servers with a RILOE II management card.

We orginally evaluated the ML370-G2 and created a unattended Installation that created a System Partition (SmartStart 5.4, Scripting ToolKit 1.7 with syspart & psyspart), installed the OS, applications etc. Once the server was on site, we could remote boot the server and press F10 and run the diagnostics, without any problems.

It appears that:
1. The G3 won't run the diagnostics from this same system partition, with the same version of SmartStart. Message reports 'The computer is not supported by this version of the program'

2. SmartStart 6.2 for RBSU systems does not create a system partition.

Am I the only one with this issue? How do I run diagnostics on a Remote Lights Out installation?


Terry Hutchings
Honored Contributor

Re: Running Diagnostics Remotely on ML370 G3

One of the options available would be to use the virtual floppy feature of the RILOE II and boot off the diagnostics floppy.
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